1000 Flowers for the Planet - #467 Recycle Your Wedding Dress
Wedding dresses usually have a lot of emotional attachment placed on them, causing them to be placed in boxes on top of wardrobes or hung at the back of the closet for decades, only to be brought out once in a while for a nostalgic look and some reminiscing. They are, however, able to provide more pleasure and be more useful if you recycle them. Wedding gowns can be given to a charity shop where they will make some money for a good cause. The gown can be restyled and worn by a new bride. The fabric in the gown could be repurposed as a christening gown for baby, or dyed and made into a new evening dress to wear to someone else’s wedding. You could sell your wedding dress to someone else who will be glad of a beautiful gown at a more affordable price. And here’s a fun idea – donate your gown to the local theatre group where it can be used as a costume in their plays. You have the choice – let the gown rot and discolour in the cupboard over several decades and be worthless to anyone, or let it back into the world of happy days and useful existence. It will be a better use of the resources that made it in the first place.