Honoring the Dress…

Posted by olive on Jul 12, 2012

I can’t believe that Olive Dude and my wedding day was almost a month ago. As I’m sure most people who are married can attest to, it was by far the quickest night of my entire life. I would give anything to be able to relive every moment of the entire weekend!

When we first got back from our honeymoon, I was drained. I didn’t want to clean up our house, start the thank-you cards, or do any of the things you’re “supposed” to do right after a wedding. The one thing that I did have to do (for stain removal purposes) was take my dress back to the tailor and have it cleaned and preserved.

When I handed my dress over to the tailor, she told me that in four weeks I could come back to get it and it would be preserved in what looked to me like a rather large shoebox. I don’t know why, but this sounded so unbelievably depressing to me. I loved my dress. I knew the whole day it was a one-time-wear, and to savor every moment in it. But the thought of it being banished into a box to never be seen again until (maybe) I have a daughter and beg her to wear it just made me really sad.

I started looking for ways to honor my dress and of course turned to Etsy. I was amazed to find that there are tons of extremely talented artists who will sketch your dress into a fashion sketch from your wedding pictures.


Sketch by Dreamlines on Etsy


Sketch by Dress Sketch on Etsy

I absolutely love this idea and can’t wait to get one for myself. I am going to frame it and hang it in my closet to honor my amazing wedding dress that will be in an oversized shoebox, somewhere on the ground. 🙂

How did you preserve your favorite parts of your wedding?