These school holidays my girls rediscovered the giant dry cleaning bag at the top of the wardrobe & FINALLY asked if they could play in my dress. Why not!! I hadn't opened the dry cleaning bag & peeked in for 12 years. This bag of organza has moved house 6 times & still, i've never looked inside!!
I had one of those moments - this is what daughters are for, weddings!! They spent hours playing in the dress, checking out the bone in the bodice, counting layers & adjusting the sleeve position, it was just gorgeous.
Since they were born, considering the tradition that the brides' parents pay for weddings (gulp) my husband & i have suggested they have a simple dress which they can wear again, do a restaurant wedding on a Wednesday night & DON'T MENTION IT'S A WEDDING in a ploy to make it less expensive, TIMES 3!! When they each asked if they could borrow my dress, well sure, another cost saver!! No, we're not really that bad, but imagine the savings & a recycled frock (no doubt in their future it will be considered a vintage 1997 wedding dress). Apart from a tiny hole & some tiny yellowing dots, i think it's held up well.
Thank goodness my dresses were homemade $50 efforts as my first Regimental Army Ball with my handsome soldier was in the middle of a football field AFTER football season!! I had beautiful cream strappy heels (um, it was 1995) with my pink shantung silk Calvin Klein rip off & finished up covered in mud!!
Enjoy & give this a go, another school holiday free activity to make you smile & your children will ask questions about where & when & what happened so get your stories straight. Love Posie