(Closed) How are you storing your wedding gown?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not gonna store my to say, im thinking about “paying it forward” and passing it along to a bride who cant afford their “dream” dress. and all im going to ask from that bride is that she does the same.

Post # 5
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1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m gonna see if I can have my chiffon, flowy, one shoulder dress dyed black and made into a cute lil black dress

Post # 6
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I still have not done it yet, my dress has been in the plastic bag for 2 months but I plan to buy the acid free wedding dress box with tissue and do it myself

Post # 8
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ha– mine is hanging in my child hood closet, still unwashed from 2 years ago, next to my sister’s wedding gown, hanging, unwashed, from 3 years ago. It just never seemed worth it to pay a couple of hundred collars to have it cleaned and preserved– for what? I know if I have a daughter she won’t want to wear it. But this way my other sisters can try it on when they get engaged or something. 

Both the dresses are in the cloth garment backs they came in.

Post # 9
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1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 Have you thought about having parts of the dress made into a baby quilt?  Or a christening gown or something like that? 

 

I’m having the train removed from my dress(will just drag in the sand and annoy me all night), but I’m gonna ask if I can keep the remaining cloth to use later on in a baby quilt. 

Post # 10
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7175 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@foodnerd81:  oh, you just made me feel so much better about my dress hanging in the closet, unwashed!

Post # 13
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11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I had my dress cleaned and preserved and they packaged my HUGE dress in a reasonably sized box (I have no idea how) with a viewing window (and cover to protect from the sun). It cost about $200.00 but well worth the piece of mind, plus it is very easy to store and isn’t taking up my precious closet space.

Post # 14
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m responding to I can come back to check, as I’m not sure what to do with mine.  I’m also thinking of doing a cloth garment bag.  My dress was dirty, and I washed it in my machine and it came out clean and beautiful.

Post # 15
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4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m in the “Hanging in the closet, unwashed” group. I didn’t pay a lot for my dress so I don’t want to pay to have it cleaned or preserved. So for now it’s just hanging there.

Post # 16
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704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have a hook on the top of my closet door and my dress is there, with the cardboard inserts in the bust area so it sort of looks like it’s on a mannequin. It also kind of looks like I put it there on purpose for decoration – at least that’s what I tell myself to excuse my laziness lol.

I bought one of those boxes where you ship your dress off to be cleaned and they preserve it for you but I obviously haven’t gotten around to doing that.

I like it where it is, though. I still admire it when I go into my closet.

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