Is your wedding dress still hanging inside the closet, because you have no idea what to do with it now that your wedding is over?
If this is a case, and you don’t plan on handing it down to your daughter, I have an idea.
Donate it to services that produce “angel gowns”.
For those who don’t know what an angel gown is, it is a special garment designed for babies who passed away too soon.
So, people all over the world began to make angel gowns to help the babies’ families during such heartbreaking moments.
Here’s where your wedding dress comes in.
Instead of having to buy an outfit for the burial, many hospital NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) offer an angel gown to the parents. Even though such gowns can be made out of various clothing material, they are mostly made out of donated bridal dresses.
Since the wedding dresses are generally made out of fine materials such as silk, the parents are able to associate the importance of the wedding gown with the importance of a ceremony for their little ones.
Plus, since angel gowns are very small in size, even one wedding dress can be used to make many. So, your donation actually makes a huge difference. Not only that, even though angel gowns can be made from the same dress, they can be made into various sizes and styles.
A great example of this program is shared by a young woman named Justi Bates. As she went on to explain on the post on Facebook, Bates actually had 17 angel gowns made from her wedding gown.
If you have a wedding gown and want to use it for a good use like Bates did, I hope you consider the option of donating it for angel gowns!
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