“Sustainability” is a word we’re hearing all the time in 2020 and it means something different to everyone. For us here at Cork Weddings Magazine, it means using a KeepCup instead of a disposable cup for our morning coffee; reducing our single use plastics; and, finally, researching fun ways to repurpose your bridal gown after your wedding day.
Pass It onto the Next Generation: We’re thinking luxury christening gown or communion dress. How satisfying would it be to forever remind your children that you ‘gave them the clothes off your back’? Irish Mammy rule no. 1 - check.
Create a Day 2 Outfit: Got a close friend or relative getting married? If you’re feeling generous, a repurposed wedding dress would make a great Day 2 bridal outfit. Be careful with this one though - you don’t want them to alter it so beautifully that you’ll want to steal it back!
Donate It: Donating your wedding dress is a selfless gesture that could bring its next wearer untold happiness (all donations welcome here!). If it means another bride gets to experience the same joy you did while wearing it, you can be sure it is an option worth considering.
Display It in Your Home: Have a scan through Pinterest and you will find the amazing creations some brides have made from their wedding dresses, from cushions to table runners to patchwork quilts. We would urge you to perhaps consider hiring a professional for this one…
Go Wild with Dye: Dye your dress a different colour and wear it on your weekly grocery shop.
“I’m not wearing a wedding dress, I swear.” “Ma’am, there is an Enzoani tag on the back.”
All jokes aside, this can be a creative option if you are willing to alter the colour of your dress - however, you would need to ensure it is a suitable material before dying it.
Inspired yet? Or will your dress remain stashed at the back of the wardrobe? Follow us on social media @corkweddingsmagazine for more!