Cupid's Pulse Article: Brandi Glanville Donates Wedding Dress to Army WifeCupid's Pulse Article: Brandi Glanville Donates Wedding Dress to Army Wife

By Nic Baird

Brandi Glanville, star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, announced with a Jan. 5 Twitter post that she was donating the wedding gown from her broken marriage to a “soon-to-be army wife,” reports. Glanville and Eddie Cibrian divorced in September 2010 after nine years of marriage. “I still haven’t heard about who received it,” Glanville said about the donated dress. “I hope it makes someone very happy.”

What do you do with your wedding dress after your wedding day?

Cupid’s Advice:

It served its purpose and now it just takes up space. A trash can is too cruel for something so personal, and too foolish for something so expensive. There are a few options to make the most of your leftover wedding-wear:

1. Heirloom: If you don’t mind cutting your dress to pieces, you can keep its significance in your family by refashioning it as part of a blanket, bassinet skirt, or a pillow for your daughter. Otherwise, you can always offer it to the weddings of future generations.

2. Donation: There are charities set up to use the resale of wedding dresses to support cancer research and other causes. Consider that part of your marriage’s legacy could be putting this otherwise useless dress towards a good cause.

3. Alteration: If you’re determined to get the most bang for your buck out of this dress, than you could always try the risky maneuver of altering it into a more conventional outfit. You can definitely shorten the dress, and in some cases even dye it. Since when do you get a piece of clothing tailored to your exact measurements?

What did you do with your wedding dress? Share your comments below!