(Closed) Dress Arrived In TWO WEEKS?! Massive Dilemma Please Help!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
15 posts
  • Wedding: March 2015

You look absolutely stunning in that dress! It makes me soooo excited! lol

IMO, just re-buy it at a later date. I would just hate for something to happen to it during that time its stored!

The most important reason for ME is that I like things to be brand new when I use them LOL im ocd that way 🙂


Post # 5
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@Anonette:  I woudl be worried that the dress would be discontinued or there would be some sort of problem. I would have them hold it – I’m sure they’ll keep it in good condition. You could even ask them if they will guarantee to keep it like new.

Post # 7
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Anonette:  I’m getting married a month-ish before you and my dress is only being held at the store until March 12th. I’m going to have to stash it at a friend’s house or cousin’s house to hide it from my Fiance, but other than worrying about his seeing it (and that my cousin’s dog may eat it…), I’m not really worried. You can always ask the store if they’ll clean it for you if anything happens?

Post # 8
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Anonette:  I bought my dress a year and 2 months before my wedding.  It was sitting in my closet the whole time.  Didn’t yellow at all.

Post # 9
6 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

I used to work at Davids Bridal and a dress will never take longer than sixteen weeks to come in. They will always clean your dress for you (as long as no other alterations or cleaners have touched it), but it is only spot cleaning and a steaming. 

They will store it in a plastic bag or the $10 garment bag if you purchased it. Personally, I wouldn’t feel comfortable with it being stored that long. I would personally do the refund and once or twice a month, give the store a call and check if the dress is still available to purchase. Styles stay for a long time. But I wouldn’t look any further that dress is beautiful.

Post # 10
11515 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Anonette:  the same thing happened to me!  They didn’t give me those options though, I just had to come and get it and take it home.  It’s now in one of their white garment bags in the back of my closet and I take it out every now and then to gaze at it.

I would just keep it – they told me mine arrived quickly because there was one available in the wearhouse and this doesn’t always happen.  They did tell me that they don’t usually take the full amount of time to arrive but my case was unusual.  

I wouldn’t risk returning it and not being able to get it in time!

Post # 11
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got my dress a year before the wedding and it was totally fine! I got it altered and pressed right before the wedding and it was perfect! I hadn’t considered why getting it early would be a bad thing! 

Post # 12
7578 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m confused? Why would you get a refund and reorder the same dress later? If you’re storing it in a garmet bag, put a bounce dryer sheet in there with it (just at the bottom) and as long as you live in a smoke free home I don’t think there will be any issue.

Post # 13
2424 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My dress was held at a bridal salon for over a year before my wedding, it’s condition was perfect. It’s not enough time to yellow a dress, there’s not really any risk in my opinion. 

Post # 15
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was in a similar situation with my dress coming in over a year and a half before my wedding (since I wanted to order it with my mom before I moved across the country with my SO). It ended up coming in sometime in February 2012, sat in the bridal salon until April 2012, and then was stored at my sister’s house in a cedar closet until I took it back to DC with me for alterations in July 2013. Even after all that time in a plastic bag, the dress didn’t yellow or start to smell funny. 

Post # 16
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Anonette:  i was inn the same situation from DB and I just got the $10 bag and my dress was just fine!! Looked as beautiful on my wedding day as the day I picked it up. 

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