(Closed) hang wedding dress or lay it down?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m not sure where you’re planning on buying your dress, but there’s a very good chance you won’t have it right away.  I waited about 4 months for mine to come in, which I think is standard if you go through a bridal shop.  Check with the shop, though, because they may have some recommendations for you based on your dress.  

I was told to hang mine so that the train was not touching the floor (so I hung it from the top of a bookshelf).  If I’d had it for longer and had to store it before getting my alterations and having it pressed, I would have scooped the train onto a second hanger to help distribute the weight.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine is drapped over a chair because there is very heavy beading on it

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Mine didn’t have any beading/crystals/rhinestones on it, so I was told hanging it wouldn’t harm it at all — and it was fine after hanging for about six months between coming in, alterations and the wedding day!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine is just hanging in my future in-laws’ closet… stored in a breathable garment bag.  I still need to get it altered and fitted, and I check on it often.  It’s still all good.  🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

Mine is hanging.  You could probably lay it down and then hang it after you get it pressed.  Ideally, I think you want to hang it so that the train falls straight down (doesn’t crease) after pressing it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

my bridal shop is keeping my dress until all alterations are done, once I go for my last fitting, they will steam and press it, than i’m supposed to pick it up the week of the wedding, and hang it up till then. I don’t think you have to worry too much about it until it’s been steamed and pressed.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh no! Mine is hanging and is very heavy.  8 more months until the wedding.  Maybe I should have my mother lay it down.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine is hanging…never heard about laying it down.  But the beading is minimal and the weight isn’t too bad.  I did double-loop the dress loopy things like they have them in the store…does that count?

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