Why A Bridesmaid Dress Makes A Great Baby Shower Present
By Lindsey Radoff and Jennifer Manroel, Old New Borrowed Redo
It’s the day after your best friend’s wedding. As you revel over last night’s festivities, you glance down at the bridesmaid dress that you wore, now on your bedroom floor. While you ponder where to hang your dress the choice soon becomes obvious – the bedroom closet will suffice, knowing that you probably will never wear it again.
Twelve months later, the former bride announces she is pregnant and the date for the baby shower is set. You could always play it safe and get her a pre-selected present off her baby registry. But, what better gift to give than a custom keepsake made from the very same bridesmaid dress you wore to her wedding?
There are a number of uses for a bridesmaid dress after the big day. A cute way to re-use your old bridesmaid dress is transform it into a variety of custom keepsakes- such as a baby blanket, pillow, or picture frame the mommy-to-be will love. If you want to get creative and incorporate additional fabrics, choose colors that match the baby’s nursery, the colors of the home, or even the former bride’s wedding colors, Old New Borrowed Redo has you covered! We can even add finishing touches like ruffles, piping and bows, or embroider the baby’s name.
After! A cute pillow that will make a great present for a new baby girl!
Instead of letting the bridesmaid dress take up space in the closet, you can create a gift for the mommy-to-be that captures memories from her wedding day. The bridesmaid dress actually gets used again, and you can be certain that no other guest will arrive at the baby shower with the same gift.