Packing for Mark and Denise’s Wedding, I went through my closet and tried to find an appropriate dress. I could go down the line and cite a family wedding (Adam, Carolyn, Andrew) or another family event for each dress… except for two. One was Stacy‘s groomsman dress, which didn’t seem fitting to wear again so soon. The other one was a dress that I wore in 1999 at Brian and Jodi‘s wedding. No family was there. It still fit, so there we go!
I show up at the wedding and my sister also recycled a dress. Her selection criteria was apparently more liberal than mine. She did wear a dress people had seen before– the dress she wore to her own wedding! 🙂
With over fifty people in our extended family, and a number of unmarried cousins, I suspect this is just the very beginning of our recycling effort.