The wedding is over and you've spent the whole day being showered with compliments while wearing your dream Pnina Tornai wedding gown. It was everything you could have dreamed of and more and now that your special day is over, you are left wondering what to do with your wedding dress. Well there are a few options to explore, so give this list a look and see which option might work for you.
1.) Preserve it! Probably the most popular option that brides choose to take is to preserve their gown in some sort of fashion. Whether it be for you to admire for years to come by yourself or if you would like to pass it down to a daughter or loved one in the future, saving your gown is always a great option. My advice would be to take it to someone who does it professionally and have it done there. Nothing is more of a bummer than thinking you saved something only to find out you didn't or did it wrong. Bonus: Kleinfeld Bridal offers preservation services for their brides.
2.) Get creative with it! Thanks to the awesomeness of Pinterest, there are a million different ideas for ways that you can repurpose your wedding gown and instructions on how to do it. You could make gorgeous throw pillows with lace or material from your gown. You could make some jewelry if your gown had crystals on it that you would like to keep. You could even make your gown into sexy lingerie for you and your significant other to enjoy time and time again.
3.) Donate it! For the brides who are feeling particularly generous, you can always opt to donate your gown. There are a bunch of wonderful charities and organizations that will take your wedding gown and make sure that it goes to a bride in need. Everyone should get to feel beautiful on their wedding day, regardless of price, and you would be helping to make another woman's dreams come true!
These are just a few of the options available to you but they are a great place to start, and you really can't go wrong with any of them. Your wedding dress is one that will hold a special place in your heart so whatever you decide to do with it, do it with love.
Photography by: Alexander Lipkin (LOVE by Pnina Tornai Images)