Post # 1
Hopefully someone has had experience with this. I bought my dress way early. 🙂 I’m most likely moving out of state in a few months, and it was important to me to have my mom, sister, friends, etc. involved. The store at which I purchased it offers a free garment bag and free storage with purchase. I think this is great, but now I’m second guessing myself.
What if the store burns down? lol. Or what if they accidentally sell it, or someone steals it, or it’s left hanging for over a year (bad, I know), or…or…or…..
I guess, my question is if anyone has had experience storing a dress at a shop (pref. long-term), and if you had any concerns? Most likely I’ll just take it home, so it’s in my control, but I’m not sure.
Post # 3
I think you take a risk wherever you store it. Those same things can happen anywhere. My daughter’s dress arrived in September for her Feb wedding. It stayed there till she started alterations in Jan. The alterations are done and they are keeping the dress there until my husband and I fly down for the wedding. Then we will pick it up and keep it in the hotel room with us. That is in 6 days!!! The wedding in 13!
Post # 4
My dress came in in October, and it’s been sitting in the shop since then. I have my first alterations appointment in a couple weeks, and I just didn’t want the hassle of shlepping it to and from the store (they have an in-house seamstress). Plus I had no desire to store it in my apartment or attic.
All things considered, I feel like your dress is safer there than a lot of places. I wouldn’t worry about it too much.
Post # 5
My dress is scheduled to come in in June and my wedding isn’t until next March. I showed some concern at leaving it their that long and the sales person said they did have insurance just in case anything happens and I wont be left out to dry with no dress. I agree with @Miss OBG: to me, it’s just as safe there than with me.
And, I knew if I brought it home FI would be waaay to tempted to look and would never leave it alone. It’s much safer at the store…at least for me 🙂
Post # 6
My bridal salon wouldn’t let me store mine long-term because they said that they had so many dresses in their store room and it was more likely to be squished and overheated (which, with overheating, I’m not sure how that would hurt it but I guess it might could change the color a little? I dont know lol).
We brought mine, which I wanted to anyways because I love it and love having it at my parents’ so I can peek in the bag when I go home lol, and they told us to store it in a ventilated closet so it could stay about room-temp and have access to flowing air so it would stay fresh.
Post # 7
I would go with your gut feeling. You bought the dress from this shop, so I would imagine that you trust them.
I stored my dress at the bridal shop from November 2009- August 2010. I primarily did this because my bridal shop did all of my alterations. It was fine and was stored well.