(Closed) Check on my dress or just let them store it away?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would go try it on to make sure it fits, it would be terrible to leave it to closer to your day and find out it doesn’t fit or something is wrong with it.


Post # 4
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d second that. Definitely go and try it on and check it over. If there’s a problem with it, it’s better to know now than in a year’s time.

Post # 5
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, I think it is a good idea to check it before they put it into storage.  Try it on, make sure it is what you want.  The hour drive will be worth it for that peace of mind. 

Post # 6
2263 posts
Buzzing bee

Go check it!!

Post # 7
46329 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As you said you weren’t going to have it altered until later, I wouldn’t be worrying about fit right now. I would however want to ensure that they ordered the right dress and that the right dress was delivered.

Post # 8
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Honestly after hearing some of the horror stories about having a store keep the dress in “storage” I would be getting my dress myself and finding a home for it. I know it is a hassle on you to find a place for it, but unless you trust your shop 100% then I would take it and keep it.

Post # 9
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would go double check its the right dress in the right color and the right size.

Post # 11
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would check; make sure it’s close to the right size and that they ordered the correct dress…

Post # 12
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I would store it at home.

@StormyRose: is right. Some bridal stores let other women try on your dress which means it could be damaged (rips and tains). Other bridal stores have closed in the middle of the night and left no recourse for the brides they screwed over.

I would pick it up and if you are nervous, get wedding insurance. I am not sure if it covers damage to your gown if anything happened to your home but it sure did give me peace of mind.

Post # 14
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am in the same boat.  I’m getting married next June and ordered my dress earlier this year.  It’s already here.  The day they called me I went to see it… for my own sanity.  Everyone once in a while I’ll stop in and check on it.  Last time it was to try it on with shoes I want to wear for my wedding day.  It’s yours.  As long as you’re not in there once a week, I see no issue with checking in.

The good thing about my salon is they’ve been in business for a very long time, so I’m not nervous that they’ll go anywhere.

Post # 15
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Definitely go and try it on.  Personally, I wouldn’t leave it at the bridal salon if you have another option.  There was a thread on here not long ago from a bride who went to pick up her dress and discovered that they were letting other brides try it on!  My still hasn’t arrived yet but I plan on picking it up that same day and taking it to my parent’s house for storage.

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