What to do with that leftover bridesmaids dress
Before a wedding the attention and care a bridesmaid gives to her dress rivals the guarding of the crown jewels. But after the big day, a bridesmaid’s love for her dress can drastically change. We found that most bridesmaids become magicians or murders.
Magicians usually own a sewing machine or have a tailor on speed dial. Some take the most simple and obvious route, like cutting long dress short or dying it a different color. Been there, done that! The more creative group can see past the empire waist, pleats, layers of chiffon and like contestants on project runway and give their dresses new life. Pinterest will make your head spin with people reusing fabric from their bridesmaid dress to cover pillows, make clutches and even baby blankets. Some can also give new life to bridesmaid dress by donating to local charities who provide high schoolers access to free Prom dresses. It should also be noted that these bridesmaids must display INSANE self control at wedding receptions to protect their dress. We all know a mini crab cake or glass of red wine down the front can ruin a dress just a quickly as late night group swim in the hotel pool. We have been there and done that too.
Murders, and we are talking about dresses here, have a flair for the dramatic! There are “destroy the dress” parties popping up all over the place these days, mostly for jilted brides and bridal parties. But even in happier times there is a group that see the dress for what it was and doesn’t mind having some fun saying good bye. There have been examples of bridesmaids wearing their dresses to color runs, as smock at group “paint and sip” parties, as Carrie for Halloween or just straight up Saturday night boredom like Kim Kardashian’s ex-sister in law. Some are left like a peace offerings to the wedding gods, in the back of a Holiday Inn closet never to be hear from again.
Which one are you?!?