Post # 1
So, I found my dress. YAAAYY!!! LOVE IT! Couldn’t be happier!!!
However, David’s Bridal (thats where I got it from) called me last week and said that it’s in. However, I have two weeks to pick it up.
I called back and asked them, cause I was a little confused, why I had to pick it up now if my wedding isn’t until June?
The lady said that I have two weeks (from the phone call I was given) to come, try it on to see if they ordered the right size, then I have to pick it up and keep it till about (she said) maybe April for my fitting.
Now. I don’t think that’s normal/right. Arent these dresses supposed to be like, kept is a temperature-controlled room? I have no place to keep this dress! I cant have it at my place 1) hello, fiance will see it! 2) i have no room. And I cant keep it with any family because they all have 3+ animals and they all smoke like it’s going out of style!!
As anyone else had this happen? Is this seriously right??
Post # 3
Yea, David’s sucks! Most private bridal salons will keep the dress for you, but not DB. That 14 day pick up is standard for any order there. I’ve never risked waiting longer than the 14 day deadline, so I don’t know what would actually happen if you don’t pick it up, but I’m assuming it goes back into stock. Do you have a family member who can keep it for you? The dress will be fine as long as you keep it in the bag and store it in a clean, cool place out of direct sunlight. Just don’t put in a garage or attic or somewhere silly like that. I have had mine for more than 2 years (long engagements suck) and it is still perfect. Also, just a word of caution, our local DB does terrible alterations, as in, I have never known ANYONE who had alterations done there that was happy with them. So be on your bridal game if you are having them done there!
Post # 4
@pixiestix6089: Ughhh!!! I’m sorry. Do you think that I can just take the dress home and find a random/good alterations place around me that would be willing to keep it? I mean, I could have one of my family memebers keep it. But I would just hate to have them have that on her minds, you know?
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
Would your fiancé really peek?
I bought my dress from a salon, but am having my alterations done here locally so I brought my dress home in like, April, haha. It’s been sitting in a, opaque dress bag in a closet upstairs for months, my fiancé has even moved it around from one closet to another, but it’s important to HIM that he not see my dress until I’m in it on THE day, so he has no desire to peek.
Just ask him if it’s ok to keep it at home 🙂
Also, I’d be paranoid that the dress store would sell/have ppl try on my dress, and I’d be worried about leaving my dress for so long at a seamstress/alterations place. But that’s just me
Post # 6
by the way, congrats on finding the dress!! Yayy, so exciting!! Call around and ask, the worse that can happen is they tell you no. Try some other bridal salons too, some of them will alter dresses from other stores and they might be able to store it for you. Luckily my mom was able to keep mine for me. I ended up going to Alterations Express but I only needed my bustle put in and the sash taken in a little bit.
Post # 7
i couldnt leave my gown at my bridal salon either not even for a week or so, and it came in about 3 months early. i had to go sign for it right away, and take it with me. i just keep it in its bag, in the closet in one of the guest rooms, and warn FI not to approach that room or his life will end.
Post # 8
David’s stinks like that. My parents kept my dress for the last couple of months for me, stuffed into a giant plastic tub in their house. They literally just drove my dress halfway across the country, where it’s now hanging at my fiance’s apartment, since I have a very curious cat and no space for it. Slowly it’s making its way back to me 🙂
My parents were freaked out the whole they had it, my dad couldn’t wait to get rid of it, so I don’t blame you not wanting to make someone else watch out for it. I was debating getting one of those tall wardrobe racks with canvas that hangs over it if I was going to have to store it.
Post # 9
Congrats on finding the dress. From what I’ve heard, that’s just how DB is, unfortunately.
Post # 10
Yeah, thats normal of David’s Bridal.
The little salon’s over here allow for you to keep the dress there till you get married, but only if you use their seamstress.
Post # 11
@Caila: I did not buy my dress from David’s, but I had to hold onto my dress between picking it up from the shop and taking it to the seamstress and again now after my final fitting. The dress came in a clear plastic garment bag, so I cut open and taped together black trashbags to shield it from my fiance’s eyes. It’s not pretty but it gets the job done! I have a guest room to keep it in, but it would be okay in a closet too if you can trust your FI not to peek.
Post # 12
I’ve had my dress since Feb and I’m getting married in Dec. I’m just about to bring it in for alterations. It’s been in the garment bag in my closet the whole time. It’s not been a big deal. Oh and the garment bags at David’s ($10) are not clear.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
Yeah! I totally was confussed when DB asked me to pick up my dress. I called them back closer to the end of my 14 window and questioned them. They said they had no room for the dress.
They extended my time to pick it up though, which was nice of them.
Appearently they “sell it” if you don’t pick it up O.o
Sorry about your situation.
If it’s in the carying bag your FI won’t see it, but you said you have no space for it so it doesn’t matter. Unless… you move some other stuff to your parents house sp that it will fit? maybe? No?
Good Luck Bee
Post # 14
Thank you all. I feel a little better knowing that it’s just not me!! My FI wouldn’t look, it’s important to him (as well as me) not to see it before the actual day. But we live in a basement apartment and are currently having mold trouble because of the heavy rain we had a couple months ago =(. If we can get an area completely cleaned of animal hair and cig. smoke, I would feel better with it at my parents…
Guess, I’ll go pick it up… siiigh lol. Even though now I can stare at it anytime I want =).
<3<3 Thank you again, Bees! You guys have been awesome!!!
Post # 15
@Caila: I purchased from a very reputable salon where I live and they don’t store dresses either. i took it to my MIL’s house, and she stored it in a spare room closet.
It’s really not a big deal. Wherever you do store it, try to avoid having it somewhere where there are pets, or odors (food or tobacco). But other than that, it will be fine.
Post # 16
Ask your bridesmaids?
I am storing all the BM dresses for my girls until a few days before the wedding.