Post # 1
So, I’m getting married in two weeks! Yay! I got my dress at a sample sale and had it altered by a great seamstress. Yesterday I picked it up after sending it out to get pressed. The dry cleaner had it hanging with the train down wrapped in clear plastic. When I got it home I realized that I don’t have anywhere to hang it that is high enough to accommodate the train unbustled. Also, I have two cats and no “safe” place to store it so I bustled it and hung it back up in the original garment bag.
I’m worried that the train will be wrinkled when I take it out of the bag on the day. I made sure that I arranged the dress so that it was hanging as straight and flat as possible. Did anyone else with a train have this experience? The dress is lace overlay with a heavy satin underneath. Thanks!
Post # 3
I really don’t know. I was told to hang my dress (unbustled) and out of the bag. My dress was a different material though. I didn’t have a “safe” place to hang my dress at home so I stored it at my MOH’s house. Its too bad you don’t have a safe place to take it. Sorry, I guess I’m no help.
Post # 4
Hey! i just got back from picking up my dress at the alterations place. they told me DO NOT hang it while bustled. something about making the dress to heavy..i didnt listen fully but i got the DO NOT hang while bustled part and that was enough for me. but i dont know for sure
i just read this somewhere
“In order to protect the gown best, do not bustle gowns. roll the train up in acid-free tissue. The train then sits at the bottom of the bag, which helps reduce any strain on the gown from the weight of the train.”
i would leave it in the bag and just carefully place the train in a way it wont get wrinkled