Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I freecycled it.

I'm moving in less than two months and have a ton of packing to do. So I've been going through boxes and deciding what gets packed and what gets tossed. This is the story of one box.

Those who know me, know that I've been engaged more than once, and have planned more than one wedding, and have more than one wedding dress. Thirteen years ago I was planning a wedding. At the same time my cousin, from Atlanta, was planning her own wedding. One autumn weekend she and her mother drove up to Missouri and we spent the weekend dress shopping. We tried on a lot of dresses, and we both found the dresses we wanted to be married in. Actually, I had already found this gorgeous Alfred Angelo dress, a few stores down, that I was in love with but as we walked into the last store there was the prettiest Mori Lee on the mannequin in the window. Everyone agreed that I had to try it on. That was how I found my first wedding dress.

In the spring of the following year my cousin had a beautiful wedding. My wedding was cancelled and I had a beautiful dress.


I kept it, in its bag for years and even tried to sell it once or twice. I even offered it to my niece to wear for her wedding and alter it all she wanted.
I just wanted it to go to someone who would love it like I did when I first bought it. So, last week, when I ran across a freecycle listing of somebody looking for wedding things (including attire) I had to ask what it was for, just to make sure it wasn't for a play or costume and that it wasn't going to be torn to shreds. Yesterday, a lovely woman who is getting married in June, came by to take a look at it and fell in love with it. My dress has finally found a home and a wedding to be a part of, and I have one less thing to pack.

12 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm so glad you dress found someone who will give it happy memories.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kat said...

Oh, I remember your collection of wedding gowns :-)

I am so glad that you found a home for one. I still have mine. Hanging in the guest room closet. I haven't decided on what to do with it. I am sure that the girls won't want it...but I can't part with it yet.

And it was Michael that came with me...not mom...

Paige said...

Oh! I would so love to try it on and just play in it! It's just gorgeous and grand. I'm happy you found someone who can use it. : )

Kirsty said...

Oh that is lovely! What an amazing dress:)
My hubby tossed my dress out last time we had council rubbish day :(

Gratitude Gal said...

Good for you, girlie! I know how hard it is to get rid of things we hold on to in our lives. Isn't it wonderful that someone will start a new life in the dress you gifted?
Cheryl

cat said...

Oh how lovely is that! I need to see your story re this, but I also had a failed engagement.

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a lovely thing to do!!!

Come back to blogland!!!

Mammatalk said...

Good deed done!

Queenie Jeannie said...

You need to come back to the bloggy world!!! Are you all moved in now?

Jacie said...

What a wonderful story. I'm so happy for you and your dress. I know how hard it can be to let go of something special.

Karen said...

I'm so glad you found a home for the dress! It's beautiful!

Stopping by from SITS to say hello!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love Freecycle. We just picked up a perfect large aquarium for my daughter's tortoise. It's great that you found a happy home for your dress! Glad I stopped by from SITS!