Post # 1
I am not getting married for a year. My dress is ready and has been shipped to the bridal salon. I’m not going to have it altered until much closer to my wedding date, but I do plan on having the bridal salon store it for me until then. I am not sure if I am worrying for no reason (I’m a worrier) or if I really should make sure the dress is perfect now rather than waiting until the wedding gets closer. The bridal salon is an hour away from where I live, so it’s not exactly easy (or economical) to get there just to “check” my dress.
What do you Bees think? Should I go “check” on my dress before I have them store it? Or should I just have the salon store it and not worry about it?
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 7
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
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
I would go double check its the right dress in the right color and the right size.
Post # 10
Thank you ladies. Like sarahbabs said, I should go and check for peace of mind.
@StormyRose: Oh no, I haven’t heard these horror stories. Should I rethink this and keep the dress at my house instead?? The salon says they will protect my dress against fire and water damage, not that I would ever expect that to happen, but then again no one really ever does….
Post # 11
I would check; make sure it’s close to the right size and that they ordered the correct dress…
Post # 12
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 # 13
@MissTatas: Good idea about the wedding insurance. I will look into that. Thank you!
Post # 14
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
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.
Post # 16
@Mrs.GtoBe: So you chose to store your dress at the salon. Did they provide any insurance? The salon I purchased from has also been in business for a long time, but I am nervous with the economy because businesses are so unpredictable now. :/
@Filly: OMG that is horrible!!