I’m not getting married myself, but I was visiting my parents this week, and I saw my mom’s wedding dress in my room. Boxed, after 30 years. I asked her why she still has it, and she looked at me like I had three heads for asking this. “Why shouldn’t I still have it?”

I guess I don’t have that sentimental streak that most people have, but it just baffles me to have a piece of clothing put in a box and not touched for decades. It would drive me crazy to have this thing in my possession that I can’t do anything with.

Is this still done? What is the modern thing to do with a wedding dress after the wedding? Any other non-sentimental types? What did you do with yours?