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Helen of Troy posted 6/2/2013 13:08 PM

20+ years ago cost me $800. It's been sealed. I want to do something with it this month anti-versary that is theraputic for me to mark the occaision, my benefit. Giving it to kids not an option I want to consider.
Thanks in advance, I'm so not a creative person.

Phoenix1 posted 6/2/2013 13:09 PM


Helen of Troy posted 6/2/2013 13:12 PM

Excellent, Phoenix I even have a bonfire pit.

ButterflyGirl posted 6/2/2013 14:37 PM

Hmm, I hadn't thought about this yet.. Maybe I'll go with cutting it up into rags and cleaning the toilets and THEN put it in the fire pit..

CallMeRed1 posted 6/2/2013 15:31 PM

I'd sell it (if possible) and buy something you really want with the money. Like a weekend away or something.

Mine is still in my attic, not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, for some reason I don't want to get rid of it just yet...

Rebreather posted 6/2/2013 15:32 PM

A suggestion!

numbandnauseous posted 6/2/2013 15:33 PM

Thanks for the link, Rebreather!

gma56 posted 6/2/2013 15:40 PM

I trashed it and burned some wedding stuff. I did give the wedding photo album to FT when I was throwing crap in a box for him.

Thought he needed a reminder of what he threw away. There were pictures with our friends, family, kids, and late Moms. I have no idea if he looked at it.

nutmegkitty posted 6/2/2013 15:42 PM

I stuffed mine into a Salvation Army bin.

nowiknow23 posted 6/2/2013 15:48 PM

I wore my Mother's dress. It's in my garage, sealed up in a box. I can't bring myself to get rid of or destroy HER dress. My parents have been married 56 years as of next Saturday. Surely hat outweighs any potential tarnish from my marriage.

hoya96 posted 6/2/2013 17:36 PM

I donated mine to brides against breast cancer (

Pippy posted 6/2/2013 22:49 PM

I've seen ideas like making fancy pillows to decorate your bed, or christening gowns for your grandchildren, but I just said 'nah' and burned it. It was a relief not to have to store it and drag it with me when I moved. Glad it's gone. It was too out of style to donate BTW.

sunshine226 posted 6/3/2013 06:18 AM

a friend of mine used hers as a Halloween costume, teared it up a bit and put fake blood all over it, her theme was "killer bride". She found it very refreshing to pretend to be a wife who killed her wh and ow, if only for a night

Mack9512 posted 6/3/2013 06:33 AM

The disaster relief organizations for Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornadoes would LOVE to get a wedding dress.

Bluebird26 posted 6/3/2013 06:34 AM

Burn it.

Donate it.

If you google trash the dress images, you may get some other ideas.

Give it to a child care centre for dress ups?

Recycle it.

GreenMom posted 6/3/2013 08:59 AM

I donated mine. Just wanted it out of the house quickly.

Helen of Troy posted 6/3/2013 11:01 AM


At this time, we are in need of contemporary gown styles, slips and veils dating from 2009 until the present day.

Gr8Lady posted 6/3/2013 12:35 PM

My first thought was put a match to it...... Voila burn baby burn.
Then I thought donate or sell depending on your financial situation.
You are the better person , but that doesn't mean we don't each have those thoughts.
Take the high road . Always

ruinedandbroken posted 6/3/2013 19:34 PM

I sold mine at a garage sale.

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