Why I Won't Wash My Wedding Dress

Tuesday, 4 October 2016






October marks the month of our 1 year wedding anniversary. A day when we smiled, laughed, cried, danced, exchanged promises, rings and hearts. It was the most magical day and my dress holds many of those memories.

Some women, once the excitement of the wedding has died down and the 'Thank you' cards have been sent out, decide to take their dress to be washed and pressed. Not me.

It's got that red wine stain from when one of our groomsmen got a little too merry and danced a little too loosely. It's got those dirt and grass stains from when we strolled though the woods and around the pond to have our couple photographs taken. It's got tears and perfume of loved ones on the shoulder from the many, many congratulatory hugs that day and it's got small pieces of confetti which were thrown with smiles entwined in the netted skirt - and I wouldn't want it any other way.

All of those things aren't imperfections to me. They are treasured memories. They are beloved. They are things I'll look on and smile should my dress come out of storage. They are things I'll revel in talking and laughing about when I show my dress to my daughter in law someday. They make it unique. They make it special. They make it my dress.

That is why I will never wash my wedding dress.


4 comments:

  1. Aww Emma, this nearly made me cry! What a lovely way to keep the memories so vivid and make you smile when you look at your dress! I hope you both had a wonderful anniversary xx

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    1. Thankyou Kirsti! So glad you liked the post :D I hope your wedding plans are coming along nicely xxx

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  2. I loved reading this post! I got married just over a month ago and my dress is practically black all at the bottom because it had a long train and it rained all day. Everyone said it was such a shame and that it was ok I could get it cleaned but I thought why would I? Yes it's dirty but I'm never going to wear it again and it reminds me of all the fun we had having our photos taken in the rain :) xx

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    1. Congratulations! Im glad to hear im not the only one who thinks this way hehe :) Rainy wedding photos are always so artsy and beautiful! Have you gotten your pictures back yet?
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