We spend so much time and thought in picking out the wedding dress of our dreams only to let it hang in our closet after that one day, never to be worn again. A woman's wedding ensemble is one of the most treasured items in her lifetime of wardrobes. My dress is hanging in my closet still showing the signs of an evening of dancing with my hem scraping the floor. My veil is in the same bag with a hole in it due to some other craziness from the evening, and my jewelry is in my jewelry box sparkling in the darkness of its lid. What a shame that more often than not, we DON'T pass our dress on to our daughters, and we DON'T wear them again. So, what can we do to get more use out of this most cherished item? Well, now there are many unique options for giving your wedding dress more than just one evening's life. One unique thing I found is that you can use a piece of the lace or beading from your dress in a special piece of jewelry for yourself, perhaps a relative, or your daughter. The Etsy shop has many options including necklaces and bracelets and they have a five-star rating. Visit https://www.etsy.com/listing/115377370/wedding-lace-sterling-silver-bracelet?ref=related-1 for more details. Another very sweet idea that I just came across the other day, was a photo shoot of the bride and groom's baby girl, wrapped in the mom's veil. It was so beautful and sentimental and captured two very special moments in one photograph. Another popular thing to do is repurpose the dress for baptismal outfits for the couple's children or make a baby blanket. I can assure you that this weekend, my dress will be coming out of it's slumber and getting a revival, even if it's just wearing it around the house while I'm cleaning!