- Resell it: This option makes a ton of sense for those of you with expensive, fancy dresses. That way, you make back some of the money you spent. Even better, resell a dress that you also bought used. Wedding dresses are like cars; they start depreciating as soon as you take them off the lot (unless it will be considered a vintage dress in 50 years, I suppose).
- Store it: This option is cool if you really think you'll use it for something someday. Will your daughter really want to wear it? Depends on the style and the daughter's style, no doubt. It's expensive to store dresses. And once they're properly stored in their hermetic seal, you can't exactly take it out and reminisce with it (besides, isn't that why you had all those photos taken anyway?).
- Wear it: This option is my favorite. I love when brides purchase dresses they can repurpose for other occasions. My good friend, Camella, had a dress made by Lorna over at Fancy Pony Land, and she can wear her dress for a variety of events.
- Transform it: This option is my second favorite. I think it's cool to transform your wedding dress into something else you will use on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis (e.g., a quilt, a tablecloth, a pillow, a bag, curtains, etc.).
That pretty much leaves me with option #4: transform it. Since my favorite part of the dress is our embroidered life story around the bottom (as well as the full skirt), I think it makes the most sense to transform it into a skirt by turning the sash into a waistband and inserting a zipper. I would feel comfortable paring it with a casual top and sporting that ensemble around town for sure (assuming I could actually make a decent skirt).