Weeks after my wedding, I picked up my gown from the cleaners and hung it in the closet of the new apartment I shared with my husband.

The gorgeous confection of tulle and satin with beautiful beading brought back happy memories from our wedding and looked pretty hanging in my new home.

But over time, as we started unpacking our things and making a life together, I began to glare at the dress.

All of that tulle meant it took up more than half of my closet. I really didn’t know what to do with it…(continue reading at The Penny Hoarder).