Something very interesting happened today at the store that I just had to blog about!
I know many of us don’t expect in any way AT ALL to have our future daughters wear our bridal gown in 20-30 years from now. Never would we expect that of our daughters.. so the importance of preserving our gowns, for many of us, is non existent.
A bride came in with her mother for a second visit to purchase her gown. I noticed that this time her mom was carrying a garment bag with her. I asked the mother, “what’s in the garment bag?” With a sweet smile the bride answered, “it’s my mothers wedding gown and I brought it in because I would love to use the lace somehow in my own gown”.
The daughter looked up at me and said, “I know it’s dirty, but it would be very special if I could use some of it?”
I told her we could, but it wouldn’t match her dress color because it was yellow. We all opted for her to use a piece of her mother’s dress and sew it underneath her dress that way it is still a part of her dress and also acts as the ‘something old’ of the wedding tradition.