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Seven Gorgeous Ways To Use Your Wedding Dress Scraps

Not sure what to do with the extra material from your wedding dress alterations? No worries! You’ve come to the right place. Over the years, we have found tons of unique ways to utilize that extra material so that none of it gets wasted. You’re also guaranteed a beautiful keepsake that will always remind you of your special day and the beautiful dress you wore. Below is a list of seven different keepsakes you can get from your wedding dress scraps.



1. Embellishments

Embellishments can be added to almost anything to dress up the decor at your wedding. From bows on the centerpieces or ribbons on the bouquets to the flower girl basket or ring bearer pillow. Having elements of your dress hidden elegantly throughout the decor of your ceremony and reception brings a sense of synchronicity to your wedding. Your guests will love the small details you incorporated and it won't cost you any extra.


2. Bridal Lingerie

This will probably cost you extra, but as your seamstress if she can make some lingerie out of the extra wedding dress material. You can wear it the night of your wedding, on your wedding anniversary, or whenever you're feeling fancy and want to be reminded of the love you and your partner share.


3. Maid of Honor Dress

If your dress has a lot of bling or lace, see if your seamstress can make your Maid of Honor a belt for her own dress out of the extra fabric. It'll set her apart from the other bridesmaids and give her that special element she deserves as your closest girlfriend.


4. Flower Girl Dress

If you're having a flower girl at your wedding, see if your seamstress can either make a replica of your gown or something similar for her to wear out of the extra material. She'll be stunning and it will make for great photo ops.

5. Christmas Ornament

Take the extra lace from your wedding and make a beautiful ornament like this one to hang on your Christmas tree or around your house any time of the year. (Photo credit to Tikkido. Click here to learn how to make one).

6. Purse/Clutch



Have this Etsyseller, or someone you know, turn the extra fabric from your gown into a beautiful clutch. Perfect for brides who want that extra keepsake or for those who want to get all the use they can out of their beautiful dress long after the wedding.


7. Shadow Box

Decorate the inside of a shadow box with the lace or beaded material from your dress. Add pictures, flower petals, your garter, any elements from your special day that you want to keep and display forever. Bonus: It's a great way to preserve your wedding bouquet! Visit this Etsy shop to have one done for you.


Have other ideas on how to save the extra fabric from your wedding dress? Let us know down below in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!


Happy Planning!

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