If you have your wedding dress proudly on display because you don't know what else to do with it, take heart. Your wedding dress still has a lot of love to give. You might not realize this, but there are more than just a few creative ways to breathe new life into your old wedding gown. One of them even involves passing it on to your child in a creative, and meaningful way. Everyone of these creative ideas will bring joy to you, or someone else. Here are just three of the creative ways you can get more memories out of your wedding dress.
Create Your Baby's Baptismal Gown
If you're expecting your first baby, and you want a special gown for it to wear for its baptism or christening, use your wedding dress for the delicate creation. The lace and fabric can be transformed into a gown that your baby can wear for its special day. Not only will your baby have a beautiful baby baptism gown to wear on their special day, but it will be made from the dress that you wore on your special day.
Use the Beading for Jewelry
If your wedding dress was embellished with beads and crystals, use those embellishments to create a beautiful piece of jewelry for yourself. Each time you wear your jewelry, you'll be able to remember your wedding day, and the joy you felt. You can even have matching jewelry made for each member of your bridal party. You can also use some of the beads to create a delicate piece of jewelry that your baby can wear on its baptismal day.
Donate It to Charity
If you'd prefer to put your gown to good use in another way, consider donating it to charity. There are a variety of charitable organizations that would love to put your wedding gown to good use. Here are a couple of ideas for charitable contributions.
Charities for Needy Women
There are many women out there who'd love to have a beautiful gown, but can't afford one. You can donate your gown to an organization that provides dresses to needy women for their special day.
Charities for Grieving Parents
When parents lose their baby's at birth, they're left to grieve their little ones, and plan heartbreaking funerals. You can donate your wedding dress to charities that turn old wedding dresses into beautiful burial gowns for baby's.
Don't let your wedding dress waste away in the closet. Turn it into a baptismal gown for your baby, or turn it into something special for someone else.
I still remember my first wedding. Because I was in a hurry to get everything done, I just chose the run-of-the-mill option for every aspect of the ceremony. Instead of finding a minister who knew me and the groom, I just took whoever was available. Instead of custom designing my cake, I chose it out of a big, boring book. Unfortunately, all of these design oversights led to a wedding that was really bland. However, that marriage only lasted a few years, and before I knew it, I had a chance to do things again. The next time around, I added special touches that made a big difference. Read my website to find out how to make your wedding better.