Wedding Dress Recycling
(10/17/05 - CARY) (WTVD) -- When the wedding day has come and gone and the music fades away, many brides are left with the decision of what to do with their beautiful and often costly dress.
Nancy Ruggirello has a solution for many of those brides. "There's so much beautiful material and beading and sequins and fabric. I thought we need to do something with all these dresses."
Cashing in on your wedding dress is now easy in Cary since wedding photographer, Nancy Reggirello opened Gorgeous Gowns and Dresses. A consignment shop selling wedding dresses for the whole party. "There's good stories and there's some unfortunate stories, and why not try to get some of the cost back."
If selling your dress isn't appealing to you, you can take it to a good seamstress who can work magic with the fabric. For instance, they can turn the fabric into a purse. You can even take it and make it into a pillow and work some of your wedding jewelry into it.
"I plan to make a quilt with my wedding dress."
Bed skirts for a bassinet is another idea or a wedding dress stuffed animal to sleep with the baby... or how about a Christening gown? The fabric can also wrap wedding albums and Christmas ornaments, turning it into a handkerchief might come in handy at the next tear-jerker wedding or for bridges saying goodbye to their gowns. "They actually kiss their dress goodbye and say this has been the best 5 years of my life and i hope somebody can wear my dress."
But if you just can't part with you're dress, you can always box it up until the music.
Plays again hoping your daughter might wear it, there are also several websites where you can recycle your wedding dress and the money goes to charity.
For more information about donating your wedding dress visit http://www.makingmemories.org.
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