(Closed) Dress has been bought! Now what do I do with it?!?!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

From what I’ve been told, you’re not supposed to leave it in the plastic bag (something about the fumes can turn the dress yellow) Take it out and put it in a cloth garment bag and then store it in a cool or room temperature dark closet. You can ask a seamstress if you should have it cleaned right away, she’ll know. Hope that helps..

Post # 4
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Newbee

I waited until after alterations to get my sample dress cleaned.  It turned out really well because the dress got a little dirtier during the alterations process.  If I had cleaned it before, I’d be debating about paying the money to clean it again.  But if you don’t mind paying twice, it doesn’t matter.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I don’t know anything about storage beyond cool, dry place (my bridal salon is storing mine) but alterations aren’t until about 8 weeks before!

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Well, if your wedding isn’t for over a year, I assume you’re not getting alterations for a while, right?  So I’d probably get it cleaned soon, in case the stains/dirt set in after a year.  You might end up having to get it cleaned twice, but better than having permanent stains 😉

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I agree with Peihan – I wouldn’t want to store it dirty, in case you make it more difficult to get the stains out.  And obviously, if they don’t come out, you don’t want to be finding that out after you’ve paid for alterations and too late to get another dress!  I would have it cleaned right away.  Then you can hang it in a cotton garment bag, or have the cleaners pack it in acid-free tissue for you.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I think costs vary depending on where you are… I’d just call a few places and ask.  And I’d still get it cleaned- there might be perspiration or some such that you can’t see now, but might yellow later.  It shouldn’t be that much, especially in comparison to how much it cost!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Dont wait until 8 weeks to begin the alteration process…My seamstress took my dress in too much and it had to be let back out, the hem had to be worked on twice (she tore it when I tried it on once!)…Anything can happen. Get a final fitting a month or so before the wedding date to make sure everything is still good to go, but I recomment starting the alteration process early. The more you can do early, the less you have to stress you out in the last weeks!!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Dont wait until 8 weeks to begin the alteration process…My seamstress took my dress in too much and it had to be let back out, the hem had to be worked on twice (she tore it when I tried it on once!)…Anything can happen. Get a final fitting a month or so before the wedding date to make sure everything is still good to go, but I recomment starting the alteration process early. The more you can do early, the less you have to stress you out in the last weeks!!

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