Pay it forward with your wedding dress

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015

Your wedding dress still has tremendous value!  Here are a few of my favorite ideas on what to do with the dress after the big day.

e335e5_8884a8e9852c486dbf0c192355b1d4aa.jpg_srb_p_1064_709_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srb1. – wedding gowns are donated and then made into burial gowns for infants.  This is a great comfort for grieving parents.  Having started a program for grieving parents many years ago while working in labor and delivery, I experienced first hand the grief of parents when they lose a baby through premature birth or stillbirth.  The grief is profound and any comfort we can give these families is very appreciated.

2. – this organization uses donated wedding dresses to fight Human Trafficking.  Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.  It is tragic.  It is horrific.  I have been working with Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans for the past 3 years educating healthcare workers across the state on the identification of HT victims.  This is a worthy cause indeed!

3. – this organization provides free wedding gowns for military brides.  What better way to support those who protect us!

4.  And, if you just can’t part with it, save it as a family heirloom.  You could have it made into baptismal gowns for your children, save it for your daughter in hopes she will wear it someday, or use it in a family quilt.

These are but a few of many ways as a generous bride you can pay it forward by donating your dress.