How to store wedding dress?

posted 12 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Following. My dress will also be arriving several months before the wedding.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Hi Bee! Since your wedding is 10 months away I wouldn’t worry about steaming it or getting wrinkles yet. Keep it hanging in a garment bag and make sure the straps are well supported. Use the hang straps. The most important thing to keep in mind when storing your dress is that it needs to stay clean, dry, and away from pets, children, and odors. Your dress looks like crepe so it will stain easily – even from the oil on your fingers. It will show lakeup, sweat, or spray tan stains easily. Wash your hands before handling your dress and resist the urge to try it on often. It’s difficult to remove a stain but easy to remove a wrinkle!

You should only steam it the day or two before your portrait and again before the wedding. Don’t steam it for storage. crepe can also get watermarks easily so no sense risking it if you’re not even going to be wearing it! You should look for a YouTube tutorial on steaming a crepe wedding dress before you do it yourself. It’s not difficult, but you really should be careful not to get a watermark. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Another note: if the fabric on your dress looks like it’s stressed or pulling when it’s on the hanger just leave it in its garment bag, fold it over, and store it flat in a box or on a shelf in your closet. Heavy dresses especially are better stored this way. Designers keep the dresses folded in small plastic bags at the warehouses!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2018 - IU

My dress is also crepe and the lady who did my alterations recommended steaming my dress from the inside with a towel over the steamer to avoid any water stains on the dress. My dress also has some lace on the train and chest which I think is why she recommended steaming from the inside out and I would think with your dress it would be fine to steam the outside to get rid of any wrinkles!

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