Recycled Wedding Dress Ideas

Reader Anna recently sent me an email asking if I knew of any places that will take your wedding dress and transform the fabric into a photo album cover. This is actually something I’ve never heard of…but what a neat idea for someone who doesn’t want to hang onto a fifty-pound box o’ dress (or who wants to cut off the lower bit to make it into a cocktail dress).

My advice to Anna was to contact a cleaning/tailoring service that specializes in wedding dresses to see if they can do it, or if they know someone who can. Madame Paulette is the #1 wedding-dress preservation specialist in NYC, so I’d start there (or try any of these). But I thought I’d post her question here in case any of you had some more concrete advice for her.

More Wedding Dress Re-Imaginings (some of these would only use a small piece, so you could keep the majority of the dress intact):

– Christening outfit for future (or existing) baby

– Heirloom throw pillows or quilt

– Bassinet skirt

– Jewelry box lining

Any other ideas?

If you’d like to donate your wedding dress to a charity, click here for more info.

  • missrkd

    My friend used the scraps from her dress alterations to make a little pillow for the MOB & MOG.  So they each had a little pillow with bits of the lace from her dress plus their initials & the date were embroidered on it.    She presented them at the rehearsal dinner along with the wedding party gifts.

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  • Hey,nice post. We can use the wedding dress in many ways.But mostly in my home we make the pillow covers.Thanks for sharing this article with us.I like this.Keep sharing with us.

  • Recycling  of wedding dress is really a great idea.I like this.Thanks for sharing this article with us.Its really great.Keep sharing with us.Event

  • That’s an impressive idea! Making a nice wedding gown out of recycled materials! Using old, unused stuff can make a nice wedding dress. Why haven’t I thought of that?

  • Making some minor changes or redesigning your wedding gown is a wonderful idea. You can use of your own creativity to come up with something that can be more appropriate for you.

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