Post # 1
I just bought my dress a few days ago, from David’s Bridal. I wasn’t planning on doing it so soon (wedding is 14 months away) but I went in with some friends and fell in love with a dress. It was a perfect fit and the price was right. The next thing I know, I’m heading home with a garment bag. The dress is satin and has a fairly long sweep train. I bought the breathable garment bag but can’t figure out the best way to handle it. I’m so paranoid the dress will be hideously wrinkled when I take it out of the bag to have it altered. The consultant hung it with the bodice facing downward and she looped the train (from the ribbon on the bottom of the hem) at the top of the bag. She then stuffed the crinoline into the bag. So it looks upside down and the train is cascading down from the top into the bottom of the bag (hope that makes sense). It looked totally wrong to me. I flipped it so the bodice was at the top and then I looped the train ribbon over the top of the hanger. Now I’m afraid that folding it in half is going to wrinkle it even worse. How do you manage a dress with a train if your bag isn’t big enough?
Post # 3
I think just keep it like she has it…I”m assuming you’ll just take it in the week you get married to get it pressed and steamed. Then bring it home and hang it up outside the bag until the big day!! (I hung mine on the celing fan in our guest room and let the train spread out to keep it wrinkle free, so I just had to stuff it back in the bag to get to the church and it was fine!)
Post # 5
I left mine in the bag, the way the consultant had it. I have taken mine out occasionally to just stare at it & have noticed some wrinkles, but nothing horrible. Best bet is to take it out before the wedding and let it hang so some of the wrinkles can work out. If its to bad I would recommend getting it pressed.
Post # 6
I got mine about 7 months before my wedding. It is currently hanging at my parents house- we just hung it out of the bag, and actually used really large trash bags to wrap around the bottom (but still letting it hang and not be folded). Didn’t want it to get dirty though- since we had so much time!! I’m trying it on again this weekend, so hopefully there will be no wrinkles.
Post # 7
When I bought mine, they told me to not worry about wrinkles at all. I’m getting mine altered (and I’d guess you are at least to put some type of bustle in) and they said that they’ll steam it when they do alterations. Also you can usually take it in the week of the wedding and they’ll steam all the wrinkles out for you.