Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Donate those 27 Dresses




I’ve been a bridesmaid so many times already (I blame my sorority and my obvious charm), that I have a special place in my closet for my assortment of gowns – way in the back.  Some of these dresses were actually flattering and lovely.  But, there aren’t many that I will find another occasion for.  Bride after bride has said “that color looks stunning on you…and you can always shorten it and wear it again”.  Oh you optimistic and starry eyed brides…  But, alas this is not always true.  So after spending long hours walking down the aisle, posing for photos, pigging out at the cocktail hour, taking one too many shots of vodka, and dancing the night away with a cute groomsman (or two), your dress is in need of a good dry cleaning and a place to call home.  I have recently discovered a charitable place to send your dress for it to have a second life: Donate My Dress  and other similar organizations will give your dress to a girl who cannot afford her own dress for her prom, sweet sixteen, or formal event.   Now single girls everywhere can get rid of those brightly colored reminders that we are always a bridesmaid and never a bride, while doing some good!







10 comments:

  1. Oh, you could totally wear that black dress again! It looks awesome on you.

    Tell you what. When I get married (after I get over my fear of getting married, so in a few eons), and if for some reason I get married first, my bridesmaids won't be "bridesmaids". You'll be called "My Sanity" and I'll make sure that whatever dress we all agree on, you'll be able to wear it out on a date with the hot cousin of the groom that you met at the reception.

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  2. Ali, I will totally go on a date with a cousin of whoever you marry...or your cutie cousin who is always traveling ;)

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  3. I second the black dress love. You look amazing in that. :-) I'm happy to know that something can be done with bridesmaid's dresses besides saving them for your children to play dress-up or using them in place of bubble wrap when storing china in the attic. I think they are some sort of bizarre statement about the value of marriage: look how important this wedding is that we can make all of these women waste all of this money on all of that hideous taffeta. Something like that.

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  4. Oh, exciting news! He's single now! If you're willing to move to Haiti and build houses for awhile (yep, that's his job now, he's making me look bad), I can totally put in a good word for you. I'm probably going to put in a good word no matter what because I think it would just be cute.

    I want you in the family...Think of the holiday feasts our families would produce if they combined forces.

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  5. Well, I never got to be a bridemaid, just a one-time bride (sooo many years ago to Mike). I did decide to have my dress cleaned/boxed for one of my girls just in case ~ or maybe even a future grand-daughter!!

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  6. This is such a great idea! I have SO many weddings coming up that I am a bridesmaid in. I will definitely consider this site, if the bride gives me a dress I dislike. Thanks Sarah!

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  7. I've heard those same words from brides!! this is great to know!

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  8. Reusing a dress always sounds like a good idea, but if every dressy occasion is a wedding, where you're standing up for the bride, then.....that won't work!

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  10. I keep joking with my friends that for next year's end-of-year dinner dance for our theatre group instead of getting a new dress we should all wear old bridesmaid dresses. But that site is great! I even have old AOII formal dresses I can donate!

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