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I have the kind of wedding dress that I think could be hemmed into a cocktail dress.  I was just wondering what people thought of after the wedding, hemming it up, and that way I could wear it more.  Or does that just seam weird?
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    I'm considering hemming mine. It also has the cocktail dress potential and it would be a shame to waste the $700 my mother spent on it.
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    I got mine on sale, and it was a sample that had JUST been shipped to the store and hadn't even been tried on yet, but they gave it to me at sample price anyway.  Yippie good timing!
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    As long as you don't wear it to another wedding :)
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    What else would you do with it?  I think that's a really great and practical idea.  Must more useful than just preserving it in a box for eternity
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    I thought about hemming and dyeing mine, but I ended up donating it instead.  I would take it to a seamstress for an assessment before you commit to it.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_random-question-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:14Discussion:96e76ab9-df75-4f51-8cbc-b902898555cdPost:36989f6e-a25b-4e6d-8941-0d49a842734b">Re: Random question</a>:
    [QUOTE]What else would you do with it?  I think that's a really great and practical idea.  Must more useful than just preserving it in a box for eternity
    Posted by vixey[/QUOTE]
    After all the scams I've heard about, that would never happen
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    I think I would save my dress and use the fabric to make my kids their baptism outfits.  Not sure if that would apply to you but I have heard other people who have done that and I loved the idea.
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    I said to hem it! If you think you'll actually wear it, that is! I am going to have mine preserved. I'm one of the delusional people that thinks my "future daughter" may want to wear it :-)
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    Don't ruin your wedding dress. I would feel so bad butchering something I or my parents paid so much money for. Wedding dresses are meant to be special not practical. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_random-question-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:14Discussion:96e76ab9-df75-4f51-8cbc-b902898555cdPost:06d9916a-c8d6-4929-a3d3-13cbef3af7e5">Re: Random question</a>:
    [QUOTE]Don't ruin your wedding dress. I would feel so bad butchering something I or my parents paid so much money for. Wedding dresses are meant to be special not practical. 
    Posted by LowerEastSiiide[/QUOTE]

    Why can't they be both?
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    I think re-using it is a wonderful idea. If you put it in storage, you will never get it out and look at it again. Even if you did, so what? That is what photos are for. And pinning your hopes on a theoretical future daughter actually wanting to wear it decades from now is a long shot. I bought a vintage couture dress for my December wedding. I will absolutely be able to wear it for years to come. Every time I do,  I will think of my wedding. I think that it is win-win.
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    [QUOTE]As long as you don't wear it to another wedding :)
    Posted by sister2groom[/QUOTE]

    <div>Haha someone wore a white dress and white shoes to my wedding.  I didn't even notice until a friend showed me pics a few weeks later.  I heard she got quite a few dirty looks.</div>
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    I think that is a great idea! In my opinion I think it is kind of silly to pay so much for a dress you are only going to wear once. Now, did I spend a lot on a dress I will probably only wear once..... yep!  I know it makes no sense. That is what me + becoming a bride = senseless!
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    I think it is a wonderful idea, if my dress wasn't so formal, tulle ballgown skirt and all, I would do the same thing. Who knows, I might figure out a way to do it anyway.
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    I've been toying with the idea of having the train of mine made into a Christmas Tree Skirt.  I think it'd be pretty awesome.  So, I say do it!
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