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Good Bye Wedding Dress

 

It's been hanging in my closet for over a year and this week I made a decision to donate my wedding dress. I wanted to do this before the dress got too old to be considered usable and not old enough to be vintage.

A few people suggested I take my dress and make a baptism gown for my daughter, but I didn't see that as something that was very desirable since it would be a challenge to take an adult dress and fit it to an infant body. Other suggestions were to take part of it and make a hankie or garter out of it so my daughter can have it for her wedding. I wasn't able to justify that route because I'd be tearing apart a perfectly good dress and only using a part of it. I did try to sell it on craigs list, with no bites what-so-ever and I didn't even try eBay mostly due to their 9% fees. 

A quick search on the internet lead me an organization called Making Memories that offers a Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale. I printed the paperwork, got a box, packed up my dress and now it's on its way to Oregon to make another bride very happy. Plus, it's a nice tax deduction if our daughter doesn't arrive until 2010.

 

Comments

Awesome! Maybe I'll do this too - there have to be other no nonsense brides out there.

What a great idea! I think I'll ship mine off too :)

Great idea, I think I'll do it too!

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