I have been married for just over two years, and it’s all good! I LOVE my dress still – it was perfect and not at all what I planned but it turned out it was me!! But I have been contemplating dyeing the dress and I want some feedback... actually I always planned to dye it but 2 years later still haven’t got the balls!
Leaving my dress in all its white perfect splendour, hanging in my wardrobe zipped up in its bag with a few mothballs –seems like a depressive end to a wedding dress. I dream of wearing this dress (morphed from white to gentle dove grey, or striking royal blue) on my (as yet unconceived (and not yet trying but...)) child’s welcoming shower, or at my 5th wedding anniversary, but dying the most significant, symbolic and expensive item of clothing I’ve ever own scares the bejesus out of me...
What if it goes go horribly wrong! What if I ruin the afore mentioned most important item of clothing I possess!
Would you do it?
Do your readers know of places in Melbourne who will do it for me? (cause a home job scares me more)?
(Ps just so you know I’m not completely insane this is the dress)
First things first: Give it the chop.
(Our lady Artemis in her newly-hemmed wedding dress.)
And then I say GO FOR IT.
Melbourne-based Polka Dot Bride added:
I honestly think most people would do it in their own washing machine...
However, as your lovely bride is so worried about the outcome and so adamant on the colour she wants- I vote she goes professional...
Beaver Clothing & Denim Doctor, Carlton
Brown Gouge Drycleaners
Cullachange (Sydney but do postal service)
True Blue Sunhill Dyers
Cullachange seems to have the best recommendations!
For the bold, I found this dip-dye how-to. Pretty FABULOUS, am I right?
(Top image via Facehunter, Madrid)