(Closed) Getting your dress Boxed or Preserved???

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Good post!! I’m wondering the same thing 🙂

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m not sure what I would do out of those two options but I don’t know if you know there’s an online service that gives you a clear box and charges only $129 + insurance and it has a lifetime warranty and a window. Looks pretty good to me:

http://wedclean.com/

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Im actually doing neither 🙂

Im going to have my dress cut shorter and then i will dye it either red or black and then ill be able to enjoy it all the time! 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

well when you get your dress heritage preserved, it is stored in a special paper and the box is acid free.  A regualr cardboard box can harbor mildew and mold, and the chemicals in it can cause the dress to turn yellow after some years.  So its not just the window, it is the chemical composite.  Id go the heritage route, but ask her if the box and paper are both acid free

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

also with storing in the bag, you run the risk of yellowing as well…the checmicals in the plastic can stain

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you have the dress cleaned, the only way that companies guarantee that it won’t yellow with age is if you keep it stored in their box.  This is the company that I used to preserve my dress: http://www.gownpreservation.com.  I don’t think that you are supposed to take them out of the box if you want the warranty to last but I can’t seem to find the paperwork for mine right now so I can’t be sure.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used WedClean and they did a great job cleaning and preserving it. The woman who did my alterations could have sent mine off to the company she uses (which was heritagegown.com), but it was a bit more expensive, and I had a coupon to WedClean.

I wouldn’t trust just anyone to my dress, so I personally wanted to use a company that only dealt with wedding gowns. And FYI: you should never leave your dress hanging in the bag….bad news.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh, and WedClean came with a note that said my dress would like to be taken out of the box and shaken-out every once and a while, so I’m interested in hearing if MissAsB found her paperwork and what gownpreservation suggested.

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