Like many brides, I kept my dress after I got married. It is currently stashed away in a closet until a future daughter, daughter-in-law or niece decides whether or not it (or pieces of it) will be a part of her wedding day. I doubt anyone else will walk down the aisle in my dress, but who knows what it could be repurposed into.
A few days ago a friend posted a news story about one way to repurpose wedding dresses. I hope that you are as touched by this organization as I was. One of NICU Helping Hands' many services is to use material from old wedding dresses and sew angel gowns for babies who don't make it home. One wedding dress can be sewn into a dozen or more gowns for these little ones. I was especially touched when one woman who lost her own baby chose to donate her wedding dress to the cause.
What mementos have you saved for your kids to potentially use one day? And which ones have you chosen instead to donate to an organization or other cause?