Bride in tears over handwritten note in second-hand wedding gown

A bride has opened up about the moment she burst into tears up after finding a sweet handwritten note inside the second-hand wedding dress she purchased from a charity shop.

Laura Trower, from London, found her dream wedding dress in the window of a British Red Cross charity shop back in 2019 but also discovered a note inside from the gown's original owner, Fran.

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Laura found her 'dream' dress at a charity shop. Photo: Facebook/British Red Cross

The note had Fran's contact details and a request that whoever bought it shared photos so she could see the dress experience its second big day.

"Everyone gets attached to their wedding dress, I just wanted to know who had it," Fran told the Mirror.

"But I wasn’t really expecting anything. I was so surprised to get the message because it was a quite a while later. But it makes me so happy knowing someone so sweet enjoyed the dress like I did."


Laura was happy to oblige and contacted Fran after she said 'I Do', and the pair shared photos and messages of both their weddings.

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She's since returned the dress to the shop. Photo: Getty

Now the 31-year-old has returned the dress to the original charity shop in Forest Hill so the dress can 'continue its journey' with another person.

"We have pinned a similar note to the dress in the hope that whoever buys it will continue to share the history of this beautiful dress," Laura said.

The new brown cardboard tag reads: "I bought this dress from the Red Cross for my wedding so this dress has history with this shop!"

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