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12th-Sep-2008 09:44 am
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Are you getting married soon? Do you know somebody who's getting married soon? Do you or they want a beautiful wedding dress, for free?

As part of the ongoing decluttering effort, one of the things I need to do something about is my wedding dress. It's a beautiful dress, so I'd rather not just give it to Goodwill, but neither do I have any use for it.*

So — want a wedding dress? It's ivory satin (silk, I think) with fairly extensive seed-pearl embroidery. Unfussy (no lace or ruffles). Has a detachable train for elegance when walking down the aisle and convenience when walking around the reception. It's hand-made and has reasonable seam allowances, so alteration is possible. At present it's sized to fit someone 5'6", around 120 pounds, 36B cup.

If anyone is interested or knows somebody who might be, I'll get some photos to put up.

Oh, and if you (or they) believe objects carry energy and luck, we're 10 years into the marriage and happier and more in love with each other than ever. If this kind of thing is contagious, please let me infect you. ;-)

*Our wedding and reception were lovely — low-key, relaxed, pretty, tasty, and free of drama. All our friends and family had a good time (as far as I've ever heard) and left saying "That was nice, and just the sort of thing you'd expect from those two."

Still, as Pirate and I got into the car to head to the hotel that night (our apartment was full of out-of-town friends), he looked at me and said "Wow, that was great. Let's never do it again."
12th-Sep-2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Since you mention the train is detachable, would you be able to have other alterations made (and perhaps/probably an overdye) and re-use it as a cocktail dress, with the train made into a matching wrap? Or is the styling too obviously wedding for that to be an option?
12th-Sep-2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
I remember that day well, and the dress was lovely. I hope it brings someone else the luck you and Pirate have had. It's hard to believe it's really been 10 years. I think you got married just before I met Amy. We're still going strong after seven years of marriage, so maybe she should give her dress away. :-)
12th-Sep-2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that makes me think about mine. I was hoping perhaps to save it for a kid, as it was my mom's, but now that I'm not having one, I really have no idea. I love it, it is a family thing and has sentimental value, but how long?
12th-Sep-2008 10:54 pm (UTC) - Why not sell it on e-bay?
Or to a local consignment shop?

12th-Sep-2008 11:14 pm (UTC) - Re: Why not sell it on e-bay?
Consignment shop was my first thought, but the bridal consignment store I bought it from seems not to be in business any more. (Foo!)

eBay sounds like a lot of hassle for not a lot of money, to be honest. If I can't find someone to give it to directly, there are a couple of wedding-dress-related charities that might be possibilities.
14th-Sep-2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
I too can attest to the beauty of this dress. The fabric has that luxurious texture that only really high-quality textiles have. The pearls are sewed, not glued, on. A dress like this would ordinarily go for at least a grand in today's insane wedding industry.

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