Wedding Dress

dian57February 16, 2004

I posess a never-married in (note I didn't say never worn)Lady Eleanor Cinderella-type wedding dress. It was purchased at David's Bridal about 4 years ago for $600+ but the wedding was cancelled. It is marked size 18 but the bride-to-be was a 14. It comes with a long strapless Valmont bra, 38D. It's been stored in a white garment bag.

The bodice is heavily beaded and the skirt has many layers. The train is quite impressive and banded in a wide satin ribbon. It has been tried on several times and worn for several hours at a mock wedding in the nursing home I work in. There is a a small discolored area on the slip layer that brushes the floor, will probably come out with cleaning.

I've been wrestling with it for 4 years--every time I open my coat closet. It's time for it to go live with a young lady who will love and appreciate it and start a new life of love and happiness.

If you or some young lady you know like the dress and are the size mentioned, please contact me. I'll send it to you for free if you pay the shipping and promise to send me a wedding picture.

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auntjen

Wow!

I neither need it myself, nor know of anyone who does, but what a wonderfully kind gesture on your part to offer it to someone! It's gorgeous, and I hope the right lady comes along who can put it to good use! :-)

    Bookmark   February 16, 2004 at 3:41PM
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grace3

I agree -- I'm astounded by the kindness of the offer.

Let's keep bumping this thread up to the top so that it doesn't get lost, and so that someone can take advantage of Dian's generosity.

Dian, please post again when you have found a "taker", so that we can let the thread move down.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2004 at 5:14PM
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froggy05

That was so sweet of you! Thank you for doing that! :)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2004 at 1:04AM
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gellchom

What a lovely and generous thing to do. I'm sure you have inspired many of us to follow your example. The people at the nursing home are very lucky to have someone so kind taking care of them.

And I think it is sweet that you want the lucky recipient to send you a wedding photo!

May your generosity be rewarded with your own happy ever after. Judging from your values, it's a good bet that it will.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2004 at 2:44PM
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dian57

A young lady in Canada has contacted me about the dress. I will repost if it doesn't work out to bring the dress back up to the top of the threads. Happy weddings, ladies!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2004 at 7:39PM
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dian57

Hello again. I'm back to re-offer the dress. I haven't heard from the contact bride in a week and really want this dress spoken for. It deserves to be in a wedding, it's so beautiful.

Here are some measurements: the waist is 17 1/2 inches from side to side, that would make it 35 inches around. From the waist to the floor measures 41 inches. The girl in the picture was about 5'7" and she had 3 inch heels on that made the dress just brush the floor.

If you're interested, please contact me.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2004 at 6:27AM
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AutumnBride

Dian, you are so generous and kind. I am sure that someone will most definitely scoop this lovely dress up!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2004 at 4:50PM
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dian57

Hmmm. No takers?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2004 at 5:40AM
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marciagaye

Sell it on eBay or donate it and take the tax deduction.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2004 at 9:39AM
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Debbie_Pa

Wow.........what a nice thing to do. I can't belive no one has taken you up on the offer. It's a beautiful gown.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2004 at 10:26PM
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treehug

Donate it to "Making Memories." They'll resale it and all of the money goes to The Breast Cancer Foundation.

Just Google Making Memories.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2004 at 10:58PM
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Btrfly9IRL

wow, what a generous offer. i would definately be interested, although i don't currently have a wedding planned. please e-mail me at Btrfly9IRL@aol.com thanks :)

-michelle

    Bookmark   April 19, 2004 at 6:47PM
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monkey27

I would like to take you up on your offer. My wedding is January 1st 2005 if you still have the gown pleeeeese email me.
kristi

    Bookmark   June 3, 2004 at 4:38PM
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sunshine4376

Yay!! I'm glad there's a taker and I just thought I'd post to put this back at the top of the page so she doesn't miss it.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2004 at 12:50AM
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monkey27

I got the gown today and it is so beautiful. I cant thank her enough for this. my wedding is Jan. 1,2005. Dianne will get pictures of the wedding . That is all she asked of me I cant thank her enough.
thank you for your kindness!!
kristi

    Bookmark   June 18, 2004 at 7:33PM
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dian57

Kristi, you are most welcome. Wear it in the very best of luck, love and happiness always. And then pay it forward.
Dianne

    Bookmark   June 18, 2004 at 8:18PM
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maddie_in_ky

Dianne--

You've given me goosebumps--thank you for restoring my faith in humanity! :)

And Kristi--congrats and best wishes on your upcoming wedding!!!!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2004 at 8:42PM
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LAS23

What a nice thing to do! Reading this made me smile.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2004 at 9:13PM
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sunshine4376

Aaaw. That makes me teary reading it. Dianne, when people say that someone is "good people" you're the kind of people they're talking about.

Kristi, congratualtions on recieving the dress, it looks beautiful and I'm sure you'll look amazing in it. Don't forget to post pics here afterwawrds as well ;0)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 4:16PM
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monkey27

Well guys we did it we are married now.... We got married on Nov 7 2004 due to the damage in Florida and we also have a baby on the way. but I cant thank her enough the gown was perfect.

thank you so much dian

    Bookmark   November 19, 2004 at 2:23AM
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faltered

Congratulations!!!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2004 at 9:45AM
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mary_md7

So, where are the photos????

    Bookmark   November 19, 2004 at 4:34PM
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dian57

Kristi sent me the photos. She was a beautiful bride and did the dress proud! Here are the pictures, posted by her request:

    Bookmark   November 21, 2004 at 7:57AM
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gellchom

Beautiful dress, beautiful bride, beautiful story, beautiful heart of the giver! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2004 at 1:10PM
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theroselvr

Dian, it was very sweet of you to send her the dress.

Monkey, you looked beautiful! The dress looks like it was made for you. Loved your tiara & veil, not sure if you added that on your own or if it came with the dress. My favorite photo is you with the girls, what a sweet picture! Congrats!

    Bookmark   November 23, 2004 at 4:54AM
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monkey27

Thank you all for your support throughout this and this was a very easy wedding to put together...you guys know the story behind the gown, the tiara was bought but his Aunt did the veil. The two girls in the white gowns they are my baby girls they walked me down the isle and when we got to the front the minister (who was his mom) asked them who gives this bride the girls replied with "we do" it was so cute. His mom painted the backdrop with the beach on it and his mom and Aunt did all the decorations. Anyway thank you Dian for your help.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2004 at 3:26PM
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SadieSadie

Beautiful! And by that, I mean the bride, the dress, the little girls. . . and Dian57. I wish the happy couple, and all three children, much happiness.

Dian57, that was such a wonderful thing to do. I hope you are richly blessed, after such an unselfish act! I also loved your "pay it forward" comment. It's the best thing any of us could do.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2004 at 6:05PM
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