5 Ways to Reuse Your Dress After the Big Day

When you invest in something as expensive as a wedding dress, putting it away forever after the big day can be upsetting. BUT, we have some great ideas if you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck!

TRANSFORM IT

Did you know you can take your dress to a seamstress and save pieces of satin, lace, beading, and tulle to repurpose? Turning your dress into something useful like a clutch, bag, or pillow will help you cherish the memories of your wedding daily. There are endless creative possibilities, it all depends what type of keepsake you’re interested in. 💍

SELL IT

Maybe you’re not as attached to your dress as you thought you would be and love the idea of getting some cash back to put towards your honeymoon, a new house, or a car. 💸There are plenty of platforms online to get back a reasonable amount of cash for your dress like Still White or Tradesy!

TRASH IT

There are plenty of ways to destroy your dress, but the key is to make sure it’s captured on film! 📸 One of the most popular trash it, is taking your dress to the ocean. Tropical water and sandy beaches are the perfect backdrop for this occasion. 🌊Consider bringing your dress with you on your honeymoon! A luxury cruise with fun destinations is a great choice, if you are still researching into options. That way, when the ship docks at one of the stops along the way, you can have a gorgeous photoshoot in the ocean!

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DONATE IT

Donating your wedding gown is quicker than sell and goes towards a greater good. 💙Consider giving your wedding dress to someone who needs it instead of letting it take up unnecessary space in your closet. Plus, you’ll feel good that your investment is being put to good use!

PRESERVE IT

There may come a day when you have a daughter, niece, or granddaughter that is planning her wedding. Saving your dress could provide her the option to use yours and alter it to her liking, going down the aisle with an extra touch of sentiment. It’s never a bad idea to preserve it just in case!

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There are endless ideas for your wedding dress after you get married. 👰Rather than throwing it in a closest never to be seen again, consider these ideas to make the most of a very special piece to your wedding day. It would feel great to have the dress live on!

Our Brilliant Bride Tara | Superstition Manor

Our brilliant bride Tara and her newlywed Cody tied the knot during an elegant, April wedding at Superstition Manor in Mesa, Arizona. Although the couple chose moody tones, their day was far from that. You can see their love shining through each photo!

Tara looked gorgeous in her Romantic Bridals Gown. The dress was flowly and romantic with the sheer lace neckline & beaded belt. Her bouquet was pure magic against her dress. She had always envisioned a dark bouquet, and Moelleux Events sure made that happen. 🖤

Keep scrolling for our favorite photos from Tara + Cody’s wedding courtesy of the amazing Suzy Goodrick Photography. 📸

Creative Wedding Table Favors

During your wedding, guests will be bouncing between their reception table, bar, and dance floor. The bar offers them spirits 🍷 and the dance floor brings good times. 💃But what about the reception table?  Yes, there is the food, but creative wedding favors are a great way to make your reception tables sparkle. ✨

Believe it or not, your guests will spend most of their time at your wedding at their reception table.  This is why it is crucial to aesthetically design each one. You want your wedding guests to smile on first arrival and what better way than to offer them a unique wedding favor gift as they find their seats. 🎁 Putting a distinctive touch to your wedding tables will make your big day truly exceptional.

Here are a few creative wedding favor options for your reception tables:

Mr. & Mrs. Personalized Wine Stoppers

Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs.! 🍾 These beautiful and unique Mr. and Mrs. Gold bottle stopper favors are available in a classy and fun black polka dot design that is perfect for favors at a wedding or engagement party.  Add your own special details and you've got a great guest favor! 

Customized Bottle Openers

Make it easy for your guests to open up their wine bottles with this rustic-inspired bottle opener. 🍷 Designed with the phrase "Eat, Drink and Be Married" together with your names and the date of your wedding in a lovely faux vintage chalk design.  These palm-perfect bottle openers simply make the best wedding favors for your rustic inspired wedding. 

Bear Hugs Salt & Pepper Shakers

Be sure to keep adding a little flavor to your guests’ lives long after your big day is over. These bear-shaped salt & pepper shakers will be sure to remind your guests of the love you and your groom share for years to come. 💍

Featuring high-quality porcelain and a locked “bear hug” style, the Bear Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers make a sweet addition to any dining table.  This comes in a beautiful gift box for easy gift-giving. ❤️

Personalized Foil Playing Cards

Young or old, male or female, a deck of cards is a crowd-pleasing wedding favor for anyone. ♠️These personalized playing cards are such a great “deal,” you’ll want to get enough for every single one of your wedding guests!

The Personalized Foil Playing Cards can be endlessly customized to perfectly fit the theme of your dream wedding.  With 11 vibrant metallic colors, 19 wedding designs and 12 other themed designs to choose from, you’re certain to find a perfect combination.

Luminous Tea Lantern

This decorative lantern is skillfully crafted using matte-black metal and glass.  🕯This luminous tea lantern is perfect for creating the romantic ambiance you would like to achieve for your wedding.  Guests would be glad to bring this mini lantern and recreate that special moment they will always remember when they get home. 

Sand and Shell Tea Candle

What brought you to the beach for your wedding?  The sun glistening on the sand? The thousands of seashells scattered along the shore?  The gentle sounds of the surf? The salty air and cool ocean breeze? 🏝The "Sand and Shell" Tea Light Holder wedding favor lets your guests take home a reminder of everything that was wonderful about your once-in-a-lifetime day. 🌊

Other Wedding Gift Ideas

Along with reception table gifts, we have scoured the Web for some great Bridesmaid and Groomsmen gift ideas.  Both online shops offer a wide variety of unique personalized gifts for all of the loved ones who will make your wedding day special.  And don’t forget your parents and grandparents! They’ve supported you every step of the way. Check out this site for gifts for older wedding guests. 💙

Gather Estate Styled Shoot

We were more than excited to collaborate with an incredible team of vendors for this shoot at the romantic Gather Estate in Mesa, Arizona. 🌿 We loved the urban, backyard vibes with that still had hints of rustic charm. The entire team worked hard to produce some amazing photos! 👏

The bride looked so elegant in her unique Justin Alexander gown. The open back, lace, and touch of sparkle in the head piece perfectly complimented the outdoor venue. 😍

A huge thank you goes out to Jess Legaspi for sharing these magical photos with us! Keep scrolling for more inspiration and all the vendor details! ✨

Venue - Gather Estate | Dress - Justin Alexander | Florist - Stem And Style | Hair - Emily Claire Chelgren | Planner - The Marry Mart | Bride - Lauren Mary

New Arrivals | Pronovias

Our team gets SO excited when new dresses arrive at the shops. Especially when they are PRONOVIAS dresses! 😍So, we just had to share a few of our favorites with you! If you like what you see, click the ‘book your appointment’ button to say yes to the dress for way LESS!

New Stock. Unbelievable Prices. No Waiting. | Your dress is waiting to be found. 

New inventory is always being sourced for our shops. Not just a few times a year, but as frequently as every month! All of which are immediately discounted 30 - 80% off the original retail price, saving you hundreds of dollars! Plus, they are all sold "off the rack,” which means no ordering and then waiting around for your dress to come in. Perfect for short engagements or last minute shopping!

Lace Lovers

Pronovias Dril Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dril Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Drens Ivory // Contact Us for PRice

Pronovias Drens Ivory // Contact Us for PRice

Pronovias Dasha Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dasha Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Drileas Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Drileas Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dinara Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dinara Off White // contact us for price

Sleeves for Days

Pronovias Dacil Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dacil Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Denina Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Denina Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dalina Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dalina Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dances Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dances Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Drumsa White // contact us for price

Pronovias Drumsa White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dramae Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Dramae Off White // contact us for price

Off The Shoulder Romance

Pronovias Delco Ivory // contact us for price

Pronovias Delco Ivory // contact us for price

Pronovias Darla Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Darla Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Drina Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Drina Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Darlene Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Darlene Off White // contact us for price

Simplistic + Modern

Pronovias Delirio Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Delirio Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Delfina Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Delfina Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Drupa Off White // contact us for price

Pronovias Drupa Off White // contact us for price

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