10 Out-of- the-Box Ways to Treasure Your Wedding Gown
Wedding gowns mark one of our most celebrated moments – the beginning of a new life together. Here are ten ways to continue the celebration long after the “I do.” Rather than tucking your dress away in a sealed box, consider one of these options:
- Christmas Ornaments and Décor
Holidays are a time for families to come together and celebrate who they are. Why not create heirloom ornaments or stockings from the dress that started it all? These custom pieces are a great way to share your wedding gown with all of your loved ones.
- Christening Gowns
Celebrate the arrival of your newest family members with a christening gown and baby bonnet fashioned from your wedding dress. Later, the bonnet can pinned inside your daughter or granddaughter’s dress as her “something old.”
So in love with your dress that you wish you could wear it every day? You can if you turn it into jewelry. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings – the options are only limited by your imagination.
- Photo Frames
Picture this: Your favorite wedding photo framed by the fabric and trim from your wedding dress. Talk about tangible memories.
- Keepsake Boxes
Instead of keeping your dress in a box, your gown is the box. Cover a small cedar chest with fabric and trim from your gown and store your treasures within a treasure.
- Table Runners
Now that you’ve already run down the aisle, take the skirt and make it into a table runner! Perfect for family gatherings throughout the year.
- Throw Pillows
Decorate your love nest with pillows crafted from your gown. A great accent for your bed or chaise lounge, and easily monogrammed.
- Flowers Arrangements
The adage tells us to “Say it with flowers.” Declare your commitment to your love with flowers that won’t ever fade, made from the dress you wore when you made your vows.
- Journal Covers
Are you two big on love letters? Write new love letters or record the story of your romance in a journal covered in fabric from your wedding gown.
10. Custom Apparel
Would you wear it all over again? Give your gown a make-over as a new dress, blouse, skirt, formal jacket or even a negligee.
Laura Jones is the owner and designer at My Beloved ~ Redemptive Bridal Couture. For pricing on custom work or to connect with Laura, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her at https://www.facebook.com/mybelovedbridal