My wedding was ten years ago. My dress was not a common style and not designer but I LOVED it and really felt it was meant for me. That also meant it wasn't worth anything to sell it.
It is a cream color and ridiculously poofy underneath even though the dress is quilted with no lace or silk or sequins or anything. I had it cleaned and preserved in one of those special acid free critter resistant boxes and it has been in that ever since. That also means it takes up a lot of storage space.
I have downsized and decluttered many times since then but I've always held onto it for sentimental reasons. Now I think it might be time to get rid of it.
I checked into donating it but most charities won't accept a gown as old as mine. I guess I could just give it away on Craigslist or something but that makes me kind of sad to be honest.
I love the idea of upcycling it but can't think of what to turn it in to. I don't want it to be just another thing for me to store in a different way. My dd was already baptized so we don't need a christening gown which seems to be the big choice. Also I would have to find a seamstress to do it. I have less than zero sewing skills.
So what do you all recommend? Any ideas? What did you do with yours?