Just picked up my dress, wedding not until September. Help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

S.Elizabeth.G: I got my dress from DB as well and purchased what I assume is the same bag (white with DB on it in gold). Picked it up in May, put it in my closet and had it there until the wedding, which we had in August, in Sweden. So my dress survived in that bag not only in my home (with two busy little cats), but across the entire North Atlantic Ocean as well (3 flights in total). No problem what so ever, it’s still in perfect condition!

So I think you can safely keep it in the same bag they sold you. As for touching it with gloves… that just sounds way over the top to me. It’s a dress, not a fragile piece of Egyptian parchment. 🙂

Post # 3
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

S.Elizabeth.G:  I agree with eocenia. I got my DB dress in April, got married in November. It hung in the closet in the white DB bag, and I did take it out and try it on a few times when DH was not around 🙂 I think the yellowing thing would likely take several years at least to show up, so I think the gloves are a bit overkill. 

I would put it in a closet with a door, if possible, so that the cat can’t get to it.

I have always heard that you should take the plastic that comes on newly purchased garments/dry cleaner bags off since they don’t breathe at all. I would think the DB bag is loosely woven enough to allow for some air flow so I think it should be ok to keep it in just that. 

Post # 5
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3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

S.Elizabeth.G:  You’re welcome, helping out is what bees are for! And I have to agree with emstar168, it the dress is covered in plastic – take it off.

Now, for the flight – my dress did great in its bag. What I did though, that really helped, was that I folded the bottom part up towards the hanger and pinned it in place. That made it a lot easier for me to transport (I’m short) but it also made it easier to store in the airplane. All the flights I took were great about accommodating it, but space is limited and a full-length big skirt would be difficult to fit without a lot of bunching up.

Oh – and sorry, I didn’t see the link at first! I think a padded hanger is a great idea for a dress with straps, but yours is strapless and then I think it matters less. Also, I found it SUPER helpful to have “Davids Bridal” printed in big letters on my bag. There was just no way you could miss it was a wedding gown and as soon as people saw me at the airport they became very happy and very helpful (like removing shelves from 1st class closets etc to have my dress fit).

Post # 6
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1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think you’ll be fine, but just as an added precaution… if you are hanging it in the closet for so long, you should get one of those moisture locking things just in case their is some dampness in your closet which can mould up some things.  You probably would have noticed already if you did have dampness in there, but just for ease of mind they are like $12 at the supermarket.  I had to use them at my old house as we had all wooden old house and it was really damp in our wardrobe and moulded up all my suede shoes and some jackets… but once I put two of those moisture things in there, I never had a problem again.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I bought my wedding dress in october 2013 for my August 2014 wedding – its been in my closet since Nov 2013 in the white DB bag and I have tried it on numerous times and its perfectly fine. I do have it in the clear plastic bag as well then the white DB garment bag.

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