Post # 1
Hi all. After reading some other posts about silk organza being a very sensitive fabric that can get permanent wrinkles….. I am getting super worried about my dress.
It is A-Line, 100% organza and has a long-ish train in the back. I think it is so beautiful, BUT it has been hanging in my closet with the train on a string looped around the top of the hanger for the last month (how it came). As a result it has a horizontal wrinkle across the back…and its really freaking me out.
I moved it to a location where it can spread out…will someone be able to get these out? And should I be prepared for it to cost A LOT? Any organza success stories to put my mind at ease? My wedding isn’t until April so I have not started investigating alterations and getting it pressed quite yet…
Post # 3
Hi! I don’t know about organza specifically, if I did the math and it looks like total you will be storing your dress for something like 10 months, including this past month right??? I was thinking of getting my dress early too and this is what I found on storing your wedding dress for over 6 months…
Most people say that if you have a dress for under 6 months it can do just fine hung on a padded hanger– the padded part seems to be very important. Also, they say don’t keep it in a vinyl or plastic bag as this can cause moisture which can damage your dress.
If you need to store your dress for longer than 6 month I found that you should store your dress flat in a box somewhere in your house in an area that is lived in to keep your eye on humidity and temperature. They say it is very important that the dress boxed up should be in an area in the house that you live in rather than some place like an attic or basement because otherwise the humidity or temperature in these other areas can damage the dress. They also say you should check on it every so often to make sure it is doing well. I thought that this was crazy when I first heard it but the more I looked around on the internet the more I saw that several people said the same thing.
Check out these links- Martha Stewart has less info but this second link has a ton of info!!! 🙂
as for the issue of organza… I would go see a dry cleaner (someone who knows about wedding dresses in particular and someone you trust) and ask them what they think about the issue of permanent wrinkling…
Post # 4
@lulu mae: Thanks so much for your response! Both links are really helpful. I moved it to my parents’ home, in an empty closet off of a guest bedroom and took it out of the bag. I THINK they keep the air on in that side of the house, but now I know to ask. I am going to head over there ASAP and check out the conditions….and wrap it in a sheet like the second link mentions.
Someone jokingly said I needed to get a storage unit for it. Can you imagine…an airconditioned storage facility with just a dress resting in there? Ha. I feel a little silly being so obsessed over this. 🙂
Thanks again for your help …. I agree it would be wise for me to visit a good cleaner soon and see what they have to say about it.
Post # 5
Happy to help!!! As I mentioned before, I was thinking of getting my dress early too and had spent hours on the internet trying to figure this stuff out. At first I thought it was super silly what they said about putting the dress in a box and wrapping it with sheets but the more I looked and asked around, the more I found that is what people do say. 🙂 Good luck with it! And I hope you don’t get any permanent wrinkles with the organza!!!