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What to Do With Your Dress After the Wedding

Whether they're silk, satin or lace, wedding dresses are so much more than just pieces of fabric.  For many brides, their dress is the embodiment of their personal style and love story.  Modern women get very few fairy tales these days, but they can wear a princess dress on their wedding day and feel magical.  With all of this emotion and nostalgia swirling around, deciding what to do with your gown post wedding can be very difficult.

(Photo by Kelly Laramore Photography)

 The following are a few ideas that we suggest:

Preserve

Your Gown is an Everlasting Memory

The Wedding Gown Preservation Company has specialized in gown preservation for over 100 years and has built a trusted name among brides for many generations.

100 Year Guarantee

All wedding gowns are professionally cleaned and preserved by our certified specialists.

In very rare instances, a gown will yellow over a period of time. In the unlikely event this occurs, we are happy to reprocess the gown at no charge.

Should we be unable to remove the yellow, our bride’s preservation cost will be refunded. Beads and sequins are excluded. Improper handling of the gown may cause damage and compromise the true preservation of the gown. 

Donate

The world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-changing circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation..

 Wish Upon a Wedding has helped dozens of couples say “I Do” since its launch in January 2010. We believe that two people in love should never be denied the chance to marry their soul mate, and Wish Upon a Wedding provides this opportunity to those who have endured far greater challenges than many of us could possibly imagine.

Brides Against Breast Cancer contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. Our outreach and educational efforts during our "Nationwide Tour of Gowns" bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.  Wedding gown sales are an important fund-raising event for Brides Against Breast Cancer. The thousands of generous donations we receive from designers, manufactures, bridal shops, and individuals worldwide, enables Brides Against Breast Cancer to contribute to wellness and   educational services to those impacted by cancer.

Brides Across America's mission is to inspire and join our fellow American's in expressing gratitude and appreciation for our service men and women serving in our armed forces. 

Angel gowns - For families who have suffered the devastating loss of an infant, volunteers sew infant burial gowns from donated wedding gowns. 

Newborns in Need St. Louis Chapter - Newborns in Need, Inc. (NIN) is a 501(c)3 charity organized to take care of sick and needy babies. NIN volunteers provide care necessities to local agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill or impoverished newborns. Newborns In Need distributes items free of charge regardless of race, religion or birth circumstances. Founded upon Christian principles, “NIN” has provided essential items without charge to those in need since 1992.

They have a St. Peters drop off location.

Advanced Bone and Joint
112 Piper Hill Drive
Suite 9
St Peters, MO 63376
Open M - F between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
http://www.advancedboneandjoint.com/Default.aspx

 Allison’s Angel Gowns was started in 2014 as a way to help other bereaved parents that are new to the journey of child loss. We take gently used wedding gowns and transform them into beautiful gowns for angel babies. Our gowns come in four different sizes to fit from the smallest preemie to a full term baby. Currently we serve the St Louis and Metro East area hospitals. Our angel gowns are offered free of charge to anyone who loses a child and would like one. We run strictly on donations and are always accepting gently used wedding gowns, and always looking for skilled seamstresses to help us in our ministry.