So here's how it all started....
I knew that after getting married I wanted to pass my beautiful dress on to another bride who could enjoy it, but after searching and searching for a site to donate it through, I was not having any luck, and meanwhile, my poor little dress was just sitting in my closet all by her lonesome. It really made me sad to think that in her short life, she only had one day in the sun, only one day of glory. She was such a beautiful dress and did such a good job at making me feel absolutely stunning on my day; she really deserved at least one more spin on the dance floor. And that's when I decided to turn to sites like Craigslist and Ruffled with this ad for my dress.
Cris and her hubby "the boy"
First dress wearer, and new dress wearer!
The boy was kind enough to heave the dress up for a picture as it traded hands; it's quite heavy.
And that's how the first dress exchange went down. Cris will be donning the gown in her May wedding reception.
I loved the feeling of passing my dress down so much that I wanted to share the experience with other brides and wedding fans who want to give their gowns and wedding apparel a new lease on life. I'll be able to keep track of the original dress through this site, a la sisterhood of the traveling dress, and allow other gals to get in on the fun. Trust me, besides getting hitched to the one you love, there are few feelings greater than passing along your dress and making a new friend in the process.
The Wedding Dress Project Founder