I like the nostalgia of thinking that one day my daughter might wear my wedding dress, but in reality...it will probably just sit in a box for years and years and just gather dust on a shelf. Instead, I have decided to donate my wedding dressand veil (see photos below) to a wonderful organization called Making Memories: Brides Against Breast Cancer. It's similar to Make a Wish Foundation in that "wishes" are granted, in this particular case, they are granted to women with Breast Cancer.
They accept donations as well as wedding dresses, veils, slips, tiara's, mother's gowns, flower girl dresses, bridesmaid dresses, diamonds, estate jewelry, and accessories. So, you could even tell your bridesmaid who most likely won't wear her dress again that she can get a tax exemption for your gown and who couldn't use a little extra help these days??
Check out their site as they have so many events all over the country and other organizations such as The Pink Envelope Project, Diamonds for Dreams, March for Memories, Quilters Against Breast Cancer, and Tea Parties.
Why let your gown gather dust in a box. Grant a wish for someone in need.