Post # 1
I have already bought my dress and my wedding is not until 2010. I bought it at a sample sale so it’s not at the shop. How should I store the dress? Right now it’s in a garment bag hanging off the door so it’s not touching the floor. Just leave it or is there something special I need to do with it?
Post # 3
Is the garment bag plastic? I’ve read that some plastic bags can emit fumes that can discolor fabric– you’d probably be fine, but you never know! My bridal salon recommended that I take it out of the white plastic garment bag, and instead cover it with (clean) white sheets, or store it inside a clean white duvet cover. Depending on how heavy the dress is, or if it has straps/sleeves, you might want to store it flat so the weight of it doesn’t pull on the sleeves.
If you do a quick Google search on Weddingbee, you’ll find more suggestions (top right above the ad column.)
Post # 4
@<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic”>jhphi – <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>thanks so much for the help! I had no idea that search box existed! It’s currently stored in the plastic garment bag 🙁 but now that i know better I’m going to take it out immediately and lay it flat. Thanks so much!
Post # 5
That is true — one of the bridal shops I went to said that we should keep gowns wrapped in a white cotton sheet.
Post # 6
I was advised to keep mine in a "breathable" cloth garment bag. Got one off of eBay.
Post # 7
I used to work in a dress shop. It’s not the fumes that can discolor – it’s the oil from the plastic (beleive it or not, plastic is made out of oil). I have my dress too for my May 2010 wedding and hadn’t even thought about the plastic issue. Great reminder!