Family heirlooms hold a value that cannot be replaced. They're passed down generation after generation within a family. Heirlooms can be anything from a piece of jewelry to a notebook to a piece of clothing. A very common heirloom that's passed down from female to female in a family is a wedding dress.
Tess Newall had fallen in love with her great-great-grandmother's antique wedding gown when she first locked eyes with it. She wore it at her wedding in a Scottish village church to Alfred Newall just last June.
Her family took her dress to the dry cleaners after the wedding but almost instantly regretted it afterwards.