Yes, I did and I still have the receipt from almost 50 years ago (married as a child!). LOL
I DID keep it for many, many years, had it altered so I could wear it again, wore it once and then put on some weight -it did not fit me after that, and also I would not have worn it again as even though it had been altered, it was still white and looked like a wedding dress.
I can't remember what eventually happened to it -I think it discoloured and I threw it out with much difficulty!
I designed and kept my beautiful gown which was a self-patterned cream coloured silk over a very pale coral lining so when the sun shone through the layers it looked just like gorgeous shells!!! (It was a garden wedding) It was a dress with no lace at all,while the fitted top had off the shoulder puff sleeves (hence the appearance of being shell-like!). The skirt was full ankle-length, falling from the deep V waist. Again,the delightful shell-like colour was shown off as the sunlight shone through the fabric layers! Being a basic and classic style which I do not believe will date in the fashion stakes, I hope that one day it may be worn again,by someone very special.
I don't think mine was very elaborate but it was beautiful! A duchesse satin dress with lace applique and a lace overcoat with a medium train. It had little Swarovski crystal beads sewn into the lace as well, so there was sparkle. I loved wearing it and could never part with it!
Had a long Thai Silk, off white, with Military style collar, so I could attach my Mother's beautiful brooch as my 'something old'. It was just 'normal' down to waist & then flared-out at one side with inverted pleat.
My 'going away' outfit was a full length Watermelon' coloured coat over the top. Both gowns were worn as Ball Gowns for a few years, as this is what I wanted, so could get use out of them.
My shoes & clutch bag were made in Hong Kong, with same material covering as dress.
Eventually gave them away to charity.
My dress was nothing fancy, which was just how i wanted it. It was a mini length, pure white silk, tiny covered buttons down to the waist, with long sleeves. No lace nor beading. I still have it in a box with white tissue paper, in the spare room. & I still have the shoes which were coloured in a white material, even though I never wore them after the wedding. We're nearly up to our 48th wedding anniversary! (I've got off the point of the question there.)