(Closed) Bridal Store is Closing…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

The shop where I bought my dress didn’t close, but it was a small shop in a small town about an hour away from where I live. They were kind enough to contact the manufacturer and “borrow” a particular dress for me, and it turned out that it was a new one with tags from the warehouse- I tried it on, bought it that day, and drove home with it last May. Our wedding was this January. So…my hung in a closet in a guest room at my Dad’s house until I had to pick it up for fittings. I picked it up after the final adjustments and having it steamed on the day before our wedding. The shop I bought mine from included the alterations with the purchase, so they did those for me. If you need advice on someone to alter it, I’d ask for recommendations from that shop- maybe their seamstress will do it from home or the new shop, etc.? Good luck!

Post # 4
2367 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I bought mine from a high-end boutique in Orlando. They have no plans to close, but I still had to come try on and pick up my dress within a couple of weeks of them getting it in anyway- they don’t just let you keep your dress there. I think it’s a liability issue.

So, she hung in my closet in a garment bag for several months until it was time to take her to alterations. They’ll steam/press it for me after my final fitting.

Post # 5
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would get it ASAP. I’ve read stories on the news and on here where the bride thought she was going to be able to get the dress, and then wasn’t. I’d rather my dress get wrinkled from being stuffed in the closet, than to be out the $ it cost.

Post # 6
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’ve had mine in the garment bag it came with since november. it’s hanging in the guest room of my parents’ house, and will stay there until alterations, and then until the wedding. it’ll be fine after it gets cleaned and pressed, i’m not concerned.

just make sure it’s in a garment bag, and it’ll be okay.

Post # 8
998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My dress ended up only taking two months to make, so I have it since September. Up until I dropped it off for alterations it has been in the garment bag hanging up in one of our guest room closets. It wasn’t a big deal and I only had the desire to pull it out twice. The alterations place should steam and or press it for you.

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