While I’m awfully glad my grandma saved her wedding dress in its original L.S. Ayres box (we used the fabric to make my dress two years ago), it is a shame that so many beautiful dresses get only one use. You have several options for giving your dress another chance to walk down the aisle.
I’ve seen wedding dresses at yard sales and Goodwill. But if you’re looking for something more targeted, try a web search. That’s how I found BridesRevisited.org, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit where you can donate your wedding dress for a tax deduction and the profits from the sale are then donated to local charities, like Second Helpings and School on Wheels.
When I searched “wedding dress consignment Indiana” I also found The Perfect Stitch on the southeast side, Designer Consignor on the southwest side, Anna Le’s Twice Chosen Bridal Consignment Boutique in Evansville, and Havilah’s Boutique in Fishers. There are also web services, like PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, where you can post photos and details to sell your dress.
Who knows, Carol, maybe one of our readers will end up with your dress! If you’re that bride-to-be, be sure to check out ILG’s other green wedding tips.
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