The money has been spent, the hems secured, the photos taken and the happy couple hitched. But what can you do once your bridesmaid dress has had its fun?
DIY projects can give an old dress new life. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Samantha Baldwin, who writes the craft and lifestyle blog Bromeliad, turned a bridesmaid-style dress into a decorative pillow and a Moroccan-style pouf.
The Washington bridal store Hitched gives bridesmaids the option to donate their dresses, shoes and unused makeup to Princess for a Night, a dress drive created by a Virginia teacher that provides free prom gear to high-schoolers.
I think we can all remember back to how important prom was, and I think prom is one of the first times you buy a really special dress, store co-owner Carin Levine says. I think that is something that our customers embrace and are incredibly supportive 1/8 of 3/8 .