(Closed) Dress came in (!!!)… 4 months early (???)….

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@September29: I brought my dress to another boutique that will be doing my alterations (they were so much nicer than where I purchased it). They’re storing it for me for $1/month. For a 20 month engagement, that’s a heck of a deal 🙂 Maybe see if somewhere else will store your gown for a reasonable price.

Post # 4
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

In general dresses should be stored laying flat so that they don’t lose their shape. This is important if the dress is made from heavy material or has boning. My wedding was pushed back a year so my dress has been in storage for awhile… You could buy a dress box with acid free sheets to store it in. The paper helps to keep the dress from discoloration. I have mine laying flat in a room at my FMIL’s house with a white sheet around it. That has seemed to be just fine for my dress for the last year. 

ETA: I should add that using a new white bed sheet was something the dress shop suggested to me. I was also told that I should take it out of storage two weeks before the wedding and hang it up so that it can get the maximum volume back after laying flat.

Post # 5
1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I actually got a call on Thursday letting me know that my dress came in…4 months early as well! They had originally told me that the dress would take 6-7 months to come in so I hurried up and ordered it a little over a month ago.

But I am in luck because the bridal salon where I purchased my dress from stores my dress for free until the day of the wedding so I wasn’t worried about it at all. If I were you, I would store it in a dark closet (light makes white turn yellow, assuming your dress is white). Hopefully your dress came in a plastic covering so there us no chance of dust or anything getting on it.

Also, see if you can store it at another birdal salon. My cousin had this same problem and a bridal salon in a neighboring town held her dressnfor $10 a month. Good luck, hope you find somewhere to store it!

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