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Wedding Bear, pleated front with lace overlay.
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Turn any wedding dress into a custom, huggable bear to celebrate your love, honor past unions, and pass on to others.
A wedding is a pivotal moment in our lives, the joining of two into one, the beginning of a family. Wedding dresses of yore were passed down from generation to generation, a sacred tradition for mothers and daughters. Now, more often than not in our modern society, wedding dresses are relegated to being stored in a garment bag at the back of a closet, in a box in the garage, or wherever there's an out of the way spot that has some extra space - out of sight, even if not out of mind.
Something so special deserves to be treasured, and our Wedding Bears, uniquely crafted for you from your own or your loved one's wedding dress, are a visible, tangible, huggable way to honor and celebrate love and family.
Please see below for clothing details, sizes, and pricing as well as the Memory Bears' Beginnings. Fabric remnants from your project can be transformed into pillows, herb-filled sachets, and more. CLICK HERE to see larger images of ALL our bears.
Memory Bears Beginnings
Athena was two and a half years old when we were introduced. She was K-9 trained, smart, willful and very high energy. We agreed to let her visit with us for one week which ultimately turned into 8 years of unconditional and boundless love. One might wonder what this has to do with Memory Bears. A friend of a friend was having an increasingly difficult time managing certain aspects of her life after her mother’s passing. She found that three children, two dogs, work and home was a little more than she was able to manage at the time. She knew Athena needed much more than she and her family could give. She knew Athena had to find a new home where this GSD was number 1 in all aspects of her life. Athena needed to be the only one in a family with no competition for affection or attention. The friend was also having a very difficult time giving up her mother’s clothing. It was suggested that in exchange for a loving home for Athena, I would make some "Memory Bears" out of her mother’s clothes. So I turned some favorite clothing into unforgettable, huggable bears. That is how these cherished memory bears were born. Athena came for a visit and stayed a lifetime, giving us boundless and indescribable joy. I welcome the opportunity to construct bears or pillows from your loved one’s favorite clothing in the hopes some of your memories will be near and dear forever, bringing joy into the lives of you and your loved ones. - Robin Habunek, proprietor
Pricing & Sizes
WEDDING BEAR Sizes and Prices:
Large Bear Approximately 30” Tall, approximately 20" in sitting position from ear to bottom = $45.00
Medium Bear Approximately 26” Tall, approximately 18" in sitting position from ear to bottom = $40.00
Small Bear Approximately 20” Tall, approximately 14" in sitting position from ear to bottom = $35.00
Other miscellaneous items available: custom sized pillows, bracelets from buttons, caps, vests, sachets, flower pins from zippers, scarves, etc. using pieces and parts from your fabrics. Inquire regarding pricing.
How to Order/Inquire About Pricing
To request a custom order and have something made just for you, please either fill out our WEDDING BEAR REQUEST form below, or click the button below to order online. Payment terms and information can be found HERE.
Clothing & Construction Details
Bears are lined for stability and double seam stitched for durability (denim is an exception). Snap together plastic eyes are used and once inserted they are nearly impossible to pull apart. Additional reinforcement is also sewn in behind the eyes. There is no extra charge for eyes, nose, scarves or ribbons. Bears are available in 3 sizes.
NOTE: Wedding Bears are not recommended for children under 3.
A standard wedding can be turned into one Medium sized bear, with material left over to create other custom items. Note that dresses need to be cleaned prior to sending in for assembling into bears.
Please let us know if you want fabric remnants returned.
Memory Bears Beginnings
Pricing, Sizes & How to Order
WEDDING BEAR REQUEST FORM
2183 Strimple Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
Each item is typically individually constructed based on requested requirements, therefore completion and delivery times are approximate.
This is not a bricks and mortar store therefore inventory is kept at a minimum.