Post # 1
I was recently on vacation and found the dress of my dreams! I wasn’t planning on deciding on anything this early (I only recently got engaged) but I knew this was the perfect dress for me so I had it shipped home. I just got my dress today (SO HAPPY!) but now I’m kind of freaking out because my wedding isn’t until August of 2014. I’m really nervous about how to keep it looking beautiful for the next 20 months! Has anyone stored a dress this long? I want to make sure I’m doing everything right. Please help me!
This is my dress ……
Post # 3
GORGEOUS Dress… CONGRATULATIONS !!
You might want to look up a Wedding Dress Preservation Service in your area (usually done by highend Drycleaners)
Usual Preservation Post-Wedding costs alot, because it also includes Drycleaning (and drycleaning a Wedding Gown is very expensive)… BUT it is worth a call… ask them what they’d charge you without the Drycleaning portion
The thing is about Preservation Services is they’ll do the job right (I mean they are organized so that a Bride can keep her dress pretty much forever… or at least until a Daughter might want to wear it). They put it in a box, with non-staining tissue paper… in this way the Dress “can breathe” (very important).
You could store you dress on your own in a Fabric Dress Bag (absolutely NO PLASTICS) or make a make-shift bag out of a large clean sheet… as I said you want your dress to breathe. BUT neither of these options won’t guarantee that the dress won’t fade or yellow over time… only Professional Storage / Dress Preservation will make that happen.
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
I bought my dress 18 months before my wedding and left it in the bridal gown bag until two days before my wedding to let it air out. I did not have any problems with discoloration or anything like that. Im not sure if the fabric of the gown will make a difference. My gown was made out of silk.
I do agree that you will want your dress to breathe and stay away from plastic gown bag. Mine was a fabric gown bag, you can easily buy this where they sell suit/dress bags.
Post # 5
I had my gown for about two years before I got to wear it too! I even travelled with it! I purchased a 60 inch long garment bag and put the gown in it. Two days before the wedding I sent it off to get steamed. It looked perfect on my wedding day!
Post # 6
Thanks so much for your replies ladies!
The bag that it came with is a plastic type material so the first thing I’m going to do is buy a new bag!!! Do you suggest hanging it the whole time? I have heard of people laying it flat on a shelf?
Post # 7
Someone recommended this storage box to me. Any thoughts?! It’s says that’s its breathable all natural material but its not white.