One option is to store it with hopes that your daughter can wear it. That’s what I did, and it was an amazing moment when my oldest unveiled my dress that had been stored for 20 years. You can watch the video on 417 Metro Woman’s Facebook Page.
But most modern women want the experience of buying their own dress. What are other options? You could sell it at a consignment store or garage sale for a fraction of what you paid. You could donate it to a charity store. Or you could donate it to Nana’s Angel Gowns. Nana’s Angel Gowns makes garments for babies that go to heaven too soon.
When Shirley Barnett received a wedding dress from her daughter, she researched and found what a difference the dress could make. She takes gowns given to her and creates wraps and clothing for babies who don’t survive through miscarriage, stillbirth, or other loss. Once the tiny keepsake is made, she delivers it to local hospitals. One wedding dress makes about fifteen angel gowns.Despite how sad and disheartening this may be, this happens more frequently than you might expect. The garments are a light for families so they have something elegant to bury their angel in. Your dress donation can make a difference. So far, Nana’s Angel Gowns has made approximately one thousand gowns and counting. Below are some examples of her work.
You can donate your dress or make monetary donations to the organization at following address: Nana’s Angel Gowns, 1398 Prairie Hollow Road, Ozark or email Shirley Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org