My dress was altered from my mother's dress. It is super simple with a detachable train, so it could be worn again if I ever had some formal or dressy event to go to (not likely). It was so wonderful to have my mom's dress and I will certainly save it for my daughters. Of course, since my marriage has ended I don't know if they will want to use it. But, they can decide what they want to do with it. It doesn't take up much space at all, though. If it were a big dress I might have other thoughts.
Now my big question... that I was actually about to post here when I saw this thread.... is what to do with my GRANDMOTHER's wedding dress????
She was married around 1930. It is a beautiful all silk dress, hand sewn, with an amazing long lace veil. I even have her silk stockings and handkerchief. The thing is that it is practically falling apart it is so fragile. I can't even touch the veil without it coming apart. It was in her attic for decades, then my parents had it and didn't know what to do with it. So I took it. It can't be worn again. I don't know that we can even make it into something new since the silk is so fragile. But I simply can't throw it out.
I had the thought today that I should at least take it out and take a lot of photos of it so I can at least preserve the memory. When I was younger we found my great grandmother's wedding dress in an old trunk. I used to dress up in it, but we never took photos. I don't know where it is now, I suppose the relative who moved into that house probably tossed it out since it was falling apart. I'm so sad that we didn't at least take pictures so we could remember what it looked like. It was so beautiful.
So, I'm wondering what you would do with your grandmother's dress if you had it?