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What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After The Wedding

25 September 2019
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Once the big day is over it can be difficult to know what to do with your wedding dress.

You've sent the thank you cards, hung your wedding photos up and recovered from the months of planning one of the most important days of your life, but one question remains... What are you supposed to do with your wedding dress? 


If you're not fond of letting your wedding dress collect dust in the cupboard for the next few decades, we've put together some great tips on what you can do with your wedding dress after the wedding. 


Do a ‘trash the dress' photoshoot 

‘Trash the dress' photoshoots are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, and while it may seem like a strange thing to do, it is a super fun activity. From having a photoshoot where you walk into the sea in your wedding dress, or you and your partner roll around in the mud, one thing's for sure - you'll have the best time trashing your wedding clothes! Having a professional photographer capture these moments will make it even more special. 


Here are a few ideas for your ‘trash the dress photoshoot'

  • Paintballing

  • Mud fighting 

  • Festival of colours

  • Colour run

  • Swimming in the sea


Go as a zombie bride for Halloween

If you're an avid fan of Halloween, why not wait for 31st October and go as a zombie bride? You can have some fun colouring and altering your wedding dress, and you'll really look the part. You could even opt for a gothic bride aesthetic. 


Or wear your bridal dress as regular fancy dress 

If you're looking for a way to re-are your wedding dress that doesn't involve changing it, then why not save it and wear it to a fancy dress party? You can also wear all of your wedding jewellery, and your engagement ring and wedding ring will fit right in! 


Give your wedding dress to your children 

We all know the popular wedding saying, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." Why not bring this to life and make your wedding dress a family heirloom? You could pay a seamstress to transform it to suit your offspring for their wedding. If you're religious, then think about changing your wedding dress into a christening gown. The world is your oyster! Some parents have even crafted stunning dolls dresses for their children - what a lovely idea!


Get it tailored for parties and evening events 

Some brides choose to have their dresses shortened and altered so that they can wear them to cocktail parties and evening events. This is great for people who have big social lives and attend lots of events!


Save it for renewing your vows 

Some brides have a real sentimental attachment to their wedding dress, and it's easy to see why. If you don't want to trash, transform or give your dress away, then why not save it for a vow renewal? 


Give your wedding dress to charity 

For those who want to do good, why not gift your wedding dress to charity? Charities such as Gift of a Wedding provides weddings for couples who are diagnosed from a terminal or life-shortening illness. You could donate your dress to this charity or hundreds of others across the UK. This way, you'll be giving your dress to someone who needs it, and you'll be helping them have the wedding of their dreams. 


At Diamond Heaven, we are passionate about setting ourselves apart from our competitors. We are always committed to producing high-quality diamond jewellery and offering unbeatable customer service. We understand how difficult it can be to pick an important gift. If you would like support in selecting the perfect piece of jewellery to gift your partner, contact our team or visit our Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Manchester or Cardiff branch. We are on hand to make your gift buying experience stress free and enjoyable.     

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