(Closed) How to store a very large/heavy beaded gown?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have my Lazaro gown cleaned and archived by a museum textile conservation company. It has pleated silk organza and alencon lace – no beading. Storing was a challenge because any weight placed on the pleats will cause them to flatten. Not inexpensive but worth the price given the cost of the gown and the quality / guarantee of their work Maybe contact them for advice on storage. Hanging is NOT an option, it may need to be folded between thick layers of archival paper/tissue like mine was:

http://www.nationalgown.com/index.htm

http://www.jscheer.com/preservation/bridal.php’ defer=’defer

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just wanted to say your gown is breathtakingly beautiful! I’d get it preserved museum-like and hang it on my wall 🙂

Post # 19
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Your wedding dress is breathtaking!

Post # 20
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Please check your inbox. I have some questions about your Michael Cinco dress. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Take it to a dry cleaners and they will preserve it for you! And will put it in a box for you! 

Hope this helped!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

Mu Goodness… such a beauty !!! Both you and the dress 🙂 hehe 

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper

@southernbride14:  I am surprised that they cannot fit your train into a box. My dress had a train of between 10-11 feet with heavy beading on the bodice and it fit into a larger dress box after being cleaned. They used vaccuum seal to get it in but it worked.

@PrincessBride27:  I love this but I would fear coming off as a bit self indulgent to have it displayed in my home. Maybe in a boudouir or very large (and expensive) closet.

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