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After Wedding what next can you use wedding Dress? Amazing memorable ways to use your Wedding Gowns

AJArthurOpare 06/26/2020

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After Wedding what's next can you use your wedding dress for? Best memorable ways to use your Wedding Gown after wedding

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Weddings have become part of our marriage ceremony since time immemorial. Wedding is a beautiful occasion that climax the whole marriage ceremony process and also ushers or lunches the couple into the marriage institution. 

The essence of Wedding is to officially present the groom and the bride before God to receive his blessings for the marriage, hence the 'couples to be', acknowledging God as the one who instituted marriage. 

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It is a solemn occasion as the would be couple exchange vows before the presence of God, family, friends and the priest who officiate the wedding, their promise or vow to stay faithful to each other until death separate them. 

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 It is really a beautiful day to behold.

This marriage occasion is seen as a very important day for the couple especially the bride, as believed in our African culture. In this wise, the bride adorn herself with aesthetic ornaments such as gold or silver jewelleries depending on the theme the couple chooses. 

One of the most important part of the brides grooming for the day is her wedding dress or gown. 

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The wedding gown is also one of the most expensive items on the wedding budget. 

Now let's go back to the history behind wedding gowns. 

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It is believed that wedding gowns have been there for a long time, even dating back to the 1559 when the Queen of Scots or now Scotland, called Mary wore a white wedding gown for her marriage when marrying Francis Dauphin of France. In those era, wedding gowns came in different colours; black, red, brown, green, purple, blue etc. 

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A red wedding dress was common among the Eastern and Western cultures and the essence of choosing a red wedding gown had an auspicious effect ie the favourable quality of a successful outcome of a marriage. That's, it was believed that, the colour red invoked special blessings of fruitful outcome of one's marriage.

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The tradition of wearing a white wedding gown per history, is credited to Queen Victoria's choice to wear a white court dress during her marriage to Albert of Saxe - Coburg in 1840. Since then, it has become a fashionable trend to our era.

So after 180 years when queen Victoria introduced white wedding gown, it is still in vogue. About 90% of 'brides to be' desire a white wedding dress in today's era. 

Wedding gowns comes in different styles and shapes; therefore, there are variety of choices to be made. The following is a list of the types of wedding gowns with pictures and your choice may depend on your body type:

1. Trumpet or Fit and Flare Wedding Gown

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A-Line Wedding Dress or Silhouette style

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2. Empire Waist Wedding Gown

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4. Ball Gown

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When it comes to wedding, I can bet that majority of young woman today will do their best to get themselves a beautiful wedding dress. 

I once had a chat with a sales attendant at a wedding gown boutique shop and I asked her why the need for wedding gowns. In her answer, one thing she said fascinated me.

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You need to stand out from all the people who will be present during your special day and any who walks in should be able to identify that, this the bride without having to ask. 

Now, it has become part of of our culture and a matter of choice if you would go for a wedding gown or not. 

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So after wearing that elegant wedding dress on that fateful day, what next?

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This has become an after thought, most couples don't really plan what to do with the bride's wedding gown after the wedding. 

There are many options left for you to decide how or what to use your wedding gowns for. 

1. First you can decide to sell it. You can sell it and get at least 50% of its original cost. Another way to dispose it, is to donate it or parcel it as a gift to a dear someone who you believe will need it. 

However, this option is not really a welcoming idea for many people. Some brides become emotionally attached to their wedding dresses that they would rather keep it. 

So with such people, how do you still managed to make the most out of that expensive piece instead of just keeping it in your closet for keeping sake. 

The following are some memorable ways you can use your Wedding Gowns for, if you want to keep it.

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Keep it as an Heirloom : Most women desire to have a baby girl some day. You can pass on your wedding gown to your daughter to be used during her wedding. If for the sake of fashion, it becomes out dated, she can alterate it and use it. She can either just alter the dress to suit her taste or use part to make her veil or any other accessories. 

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3. Use it for a Post wedding photo shoot : Probably during your wedding day, you couldn't get all the fancy photos you would have liked it. The formalities and time factor may not permit you to get some adorable images you would have liked to, so you can use the post wedding photo shoot period to gather some beautiful fanciful images with your partner. You can choose the beach, a park, a creek or waterfall area. Wouldn't it be nice to have a post wedding photo shoot on the Kakum Canopy Walk? 

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View pictures in App save up to 80% data. You can also choose to have this post wedding photo shoot on your first year wedding anniversary. And I bet you, this will be quite memorable. Having this in mind, it can help you check your weight gain. You would want to still fit fine into your wedding dress, a year after, so you would consciously try and maintain your size. 

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Frame it or Box it Up : To frame your wedding dress, you first have to dry clean it immediately after your wedding and then you keep it in an acid free box. For couples who are lovers of artistic work, this is a best option for you. When you keep it framed, you can use it as decorative artifact. You can get a good wedding dress frame from modern wood craft shop or order for some online.

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5. New born on Mummy Wedding Dress Pictures or Baby Prom Photos:

 Finally one of the most memorable ways to use your wedding gown, is using it to take amazing 'new born on mum's gown photos' or baby prom pictures. For it to be more memorable, present it as a wedding gift to your daughter on her wedding day. 

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Top Comments
+233-055088**** · 06/26/2020
thanks for letting me know
GUEST_RgXzjgNyA · 06/27/2020
am impressed
maameefuakoomson · 06/27/2020
wao nice outfits , hadn't not been that am married I would have selected one of your gowns ... good advice I will see what I can do with mine
GUEST_6V8eoo0AW · 06/26/2020
As a ɛconomics student i will not use my money to buy those dress

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