Storing Dress BEFORE the Wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I want to know the answer to this too. My dress should be in by December and my wedding isn’t until next August.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Put it in a garment bag and store it in your closet. That’s what I did. If you have a closet in your house (or a friend’s house, your call) that doesn’t get much use, put it there. That way it won’t be getting bymped around. It will be fine hanging there til you need it. 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Mine is at my parents house in a garment bag in a storage room

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve just had my dress hanging in a plastic bag (white) inside a garment bag (clear) in our hallway closet. FI can’t see it since the plastic bag covers it, and we hardly ever open up that closet. I’m hoping that it’s ok and that it doesn’t start changing in color or anything. I don’t think it should.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I bought (and received) my dress over a year before the wedding.  The best way to store it is in a cloth garment bag (NO PLASTIC!!) hanging in your closet.  This is what I initially found out through internet research, and then also what my alterations lady told me just recently 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was told that dresses like to be where humans are.  So mine is in my old closet at my mom’s hanging out.  It’s actually draped over a chair to keep the skirt fluffed out.  I think you could keep it out of any type of bag, let it breathe, so long as it’s not getting hit by light regularly.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@LTD418:  Get your dress out of the plastic bag!  Over time the plastic releases chemicals that cause discoloration (I believe that’s the explanation).  If you’re worried about FI seeing it since your garment bag is clear (is it cloth?), maybe cover it with a light scarf or sheet?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@elysion:  oh dear…I’ll have to buy a cloth bag then. The bridal store only gave me a plastic garment bag.

ETA: The bag that the bridal store gave me was a clear transparent vinyl material. Is that ok?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@LTD418:  I’m not sure, but considering vinyl is a type of plastic you will probably want to be safe rather than sorry and find a cloth bag >_<  

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Keep it somewhere unbelieveably safe, with little or no risk of moths, mold, water damage, or animal attacks!

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@elysion:  oh poo…to Amazon.com it is!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My dress boutique provided a breathable hot pink bag that is *just* opaque enough that FI can’t see through it. If you stare, you can sort of see its shape- but not so much that I felt I had to hide it. 

 

Link to a similar looking bag… 

http://www.amazon.com/Fuchsia-Breathable-Wedding-Dress-Garment/dp/B0041NG0LU/ref=pd_sim_hg_1

None of our closets could accommodate the size (and mostly the length) of the dress, so I purchased one of those plastic 3M command hooks and stuck it quite high on an empty wall of our bedroom. The dress happily hangs there, and can breathe! 

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

When I picked mine up the lady at the store said if your wedding is a long way off its best to fold your dress up in tissue paper and keep it folded in a closed box so that the fabric doesn’t stretch out, especially of your dress os silk or very heavy. 

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