What do you do with the wedding dress after the wedding

The wedding dress is always the centre of attention. From the day of the planning to the day of the ceremony, it is the one piece that is one most fussed about. Every little detail of the wedding dress has to be perfect.But when the wedding is all done and dusted, what then happens to the wedding dress? Sadly, that glamorous wedding dress gets locked up in the closet. The good news is that there are so many things you can do with your wedding dress.



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Here are a few ideas.


Keep the wedding dress

I thought I’d start with most obvious. Keeping the wedding dress is what most women do once the wedding is over. They do this with the hope that they can pass on the dress to their female children and turn it into a lasting tradition.

Although this is a nice way to keep memorable event alive, your daughters or future daughter in-laws may not want to wear your old wedding dress. Almost every bride wants their dress to be marvelous and most especially reflect what is trendy during the time.


Sell it

Yes, this may be a little difficult for some women to do, since they put in a lot of time and effort picking their wedding dress. So there is some sentimental value attached to it. Wedding dresses can be a little expensive depending on the brand and design. So if you sell it, you are most likely to recover about 50 percent of what you invested originally.

For the record, I sold my dress weeks after my wedding. I had a few people interested in buying it, and I just went for the highest bidder.

Re-design it

You’d be surprised at how much could be done with a wedding gown. With a very good tailor, it can be re-designed into a beautiful outfit that you can wear to other events.

The flowing material can be used to make a lovely dress that you can use for formal occasions and still keep the memories of your wedding alive. You can also turn it into cute little dresses for your children.


Rent it

Who would have thought that you can turn your old wedding gown into a profitable stream of income? There are many ladies who would have liked the exact wedding dress but do not have the money to buy it. You can simply start renting out your wedding dress to brides who are looking to rent the ideal dress for their special day.


Donate it

There are so many ladies out there who are unable to afford the dress of their dreams for their wedding. You can do a great service by donating your old wedding gown to them.


What did you do with your wedding dress? Do sound off in the comments section below.



What Makes a House a Home

We have been living in our home for almost 5 years now, and we are forever redecorating. This won’t be our forever home. I can clearly see us outgrowing this house in a few years, but it works perfectly for now. This house has now become our home, and I am so in love with it. So what makes a house a home? Here are the 5 things that I believe make a house a home.

The People

The people you share you house with make it a home. The kids, the pets, and the grown up playing house all have a role in making a house feel more than just where you lay your head. The housemates make a house a home.


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The Memories

If you know me well enough, you would know how I dislike moving from house to house. I get really attached with anywhere I stay because I am forever making memories. So I avoid moving as much as I can. However, if I do have to move, I make sure to employ the professionals so it is done quickly. I will look out for fantastic estate agents like Featherstone Leigh, home movers, cleaners and all.

My sister recently moved into a very nice house in London some weeks ago, and I like how she went about it. She got professional movers to move all the furniture and get them all set up in the new house. Her entire move went as planned with no issues at all. That is how I would want my house move to look like when we do move.


The Noise

My house is super noisy thanks to my very loud toddlers. I am so used to the noise, that it still feels so weird at night when they are fast asleep, and the house goes dead quiet. Or during the day, when they are in preschool and I have some peace and quiet. Having said that, I won’t trade the noise for anything. I feel lost without the chatter and the noise.


The Smell

My home has a distinct smell. I am forever burning candles, and I have quite a few diffusers scattered around the house. I like my home smelling very nice. The smell reminds me when I wake, that this is my home.


Good Food

What makes a house a home? Good food. My daughter knows what meal we are having before she sees it. She has a strong sense of smell, and is usually spot on when she guesses her meals. The smell of good food makes a house a home. There is nothing better than coming home to the smell of something baking in the oven. For many of us, a house isn’t a home until it is cooked in.


What makes a house a home? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.


Thanks for reading.


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