Post # 1
The bridal store where I ordered my dress about a year ago is closing 🙁 Thankfully they are doing everything the right way and waiting for all the dresses/accessories to come in before closing the doors. BUT on the downside I have to pick up my dress in March or April and my Wedding isn’t until August! Not really sure what I will do about storing, pressing, and final alterations yet. So if anyone other Bees had to hang onto their dress for months before their big day, what did you do? Or what would you do?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
I’ve actually never heard of a place that holds the dress for you unless you do alterations there too. In any case, I think most brides take their dresses home. Just hang it up in your closet or buy a temp closet rack (the ones that roll) from Walmart or the Container Store.
Post # 8
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.
Post # 9
Thanks Bees! I did get alterations done there, she did the bustle already but I am worried if they press it now it won’t last until August. And since it was included in my price, if I do it again (somewhere else) that will be extra on top of what I have spent already.