As much as you want to keep your wedding gown, the reality is it can take up so much space. Sometimes, keeping it after the wedding can be such a chore. This is also why many brides opt to rent wedding gowns instead of having it custom made.

Anyway, whether you bought one off the rack or hired a top designer for the event, you might be thinking of what to do with your wedding gown after the big day. To help you with that, here are some things you can do:1

Sell it Of course, you can’t sell it for the exact amount you bought. But there are many shops that buy dresses at competitive prices. For example, a wedding gown rental in Singapore might purchase your gown. Selling a beloved gown is not always easy for many women. But for practical reasons, selling it could be one of the smartest things to do with the dress after it has served its purpose. The shops will take care of its maintenance for you and ensure that your investments are not wasted.2

Transform it You can create an elegant evening gown out of your wedding dress. If you have more than enough fabric, you can even make more than just one gown. This method is like giving your gown a new breath of life. You can then keep the new dresses for special occasions or even sell them for extra cash.3

Give them to charity While a wedding gown is not always on top of the needed items charities are looking for, there are causes wherein wedding gowns are called for. For instance, you can look for museums or pop-up events who are looking for wedding gowns to display for charitable causes. In some cases, you don’t even have to give them away. You can rent it for the event and make the gown work for charity.4

Keep it Wedding dresses can cost a fortune and it would be a shame for it to go to waste. The sentimental value attached to the dress often lead brides to keep them. But keeping wedding dresses can cost even more in terms of storage and maintenance.  However, if you have plans of saving the dress for wedding anniversaries down the road or for your offspring, you can always keep the dress. Just make sure you have it professionally dry cleaned and stored in a vacuum-sealed bag.

Finding the right dress takes time. Deciding on what to do with it after saying “I Do” also takes time. Regardless of what you decide to do with your beloved wedding gown, make sure that you will be happy about your decision.