I am about a month away from my fifth appearance as a bridesmaid in a close friend’s wedding.
I love other people’s weddings. I love the planning, the decisions, the drama, the year full of wine-drinking occasions, the showers, the registry-stalking, the program-assembling, etc.
Through all of these weddings, I admittedly have never been subject to a heinous bridesmaid dress (knock on wood).
However, I have also never been privy to, despite the brides’ best intentions, a dress that I will ever wear again. Ever.
Consequently, I have a section of my already crowded closet devoted to these dresses. Lately, I have been seriously considering seeking out somewhere to donate the dresses. Perhaps someplace like the Cinderella Project that donates them to girls who need prom dresses. I am sure there is someone who would be thrilled to wear them, right?
Anyway, this brings me to my current quandary – also a reader request – how long is appropriate to hang on to the dresses after the actual wedding date? Is there a time limit that you are obligated to hold on to them, or are they up for grabs immediately after the big day?