Storing your Wedding Dress *BEFORE* the Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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5154 posts
Bee Keeper

I already have my dress for my July 2012 wedding. My bridal store is holding on to it until I absolutely need it. The dress is covered under their insurance jic anything happens to it. I would hate to take it home and have it ruined for one reason or another. At least this way I am covered

Post # 3
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3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I heard them tell a friend of mine (upon picking up her gown)

To keep it in the bag, in the dark and dont hang it on the hanger, because the weight of the gown can pull and lose its shape.

Post # 4
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine already came in for my June 2012 wedding! I am also leaving mine at the store, I trust that they deal with this all the time 🙂

Post # 5
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@CupCakeMeg: Did they say how to store it though?  Like laying down?  How would you store it besides hanging it up?

Post # 6
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916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would find somewhere you can lay it flat, for sure, because those things are heavy! (if you don’t have pets, I would recommend under the bed).  And the second thing I would recommend is to try hard not to try it on too often! I got a spot on the bust of my gown from trying it on before the wedding 🙁

Post # 7
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392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve already had my dress for a year and have another year to go until the wedding (I was really worried about storing too). My dress is in a breathable wedding gown bag (that the store provided), gently folded on the top shelf of the wardrobe. Every 2 months I take it out of the wardrobe and give it a gentle shake/ hang it straight on the door (to ensure no deep folds occur) for about 5 minutes. So far, the dress is still in great condition.

p.s. I also asked the bridal store about storage before I took it home and thats what she recommended. If you’re not sure, I’d call the shop and ask 🙂

Post # 9
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsNeutrino: Same here, after it comes in the boutique stores it where it is protected and covered under their insurance. They will steam it right before I pick it up.

There is no way I want to risk having it hanging around our house!

Post # 10
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1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I added a second shelf to my front hall closet just for my dress.  It’s with the seamstress right now, but it’ll go up there when it’s done.

My second dress is in the box it arrived in right now.  I’ll lay it out once the first dress comes home (I’m trying to hide it from my FI). 

The lower shelf is pretty much full of wedding “stuf” (completed projects, our STDs, sparklers, etc). 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@WineAndCupcakes: My big, poufy dress is from a high end salon and they gave me a fabric garmet bag for it.

The other one is currently in plastic, but I’ll be transferring it to a fabric bag.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@WineAndCupcakes: It was a super small spot, so I decided I would probably do more damage trying to remove it.  No one else seemed to notice it except for me.  I was so worried my mom would notice it though, because she kept warning me not to try it on so much!  I did NOT need an “I told you so” on the day of the wedding. Luckily, she never noticed. 

Post # 15
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500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine isn’t hasn’t come in yet, but mine will be stored at the bridal shop until the wedding.

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