- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
So I wasn’t going to post about this. It makes me cry to even think about. But yesterday I got some really, really reassuring news.
First, here’s what happened.
My wedding dress–you all know how attached we can be to our dresses. I’m no different. I wanted to do a TTD session (only not trash it, just look like I’m trashing it) and then cut it up and make it into baby quilts for my future children. Well, six days before Christmas those dreams came crashing down.
My husband and I own two properties. One of which has been on the market for over a year and a half. This specific house surprised me in a way I never thought possible. Somehow the pipes froze (the house was 70 degrees!!) and it flooded. The master bathroom and bedroom need to be gutted now. Here’s the worst part, my wedding dress and four other prom dresses were hanging in the closet of the master bedroom. The dress was saturated in water and I was pretty sure mold was growing in it already (eww!).
So after the shock and awe wore off, and I spoke with my insurance company, I rushed the dresses to the dry cleaners only to find out that they are partnered with a group of specialists that restore damaged garments like mine. Dollar signs were flashing in my mind when I heard that, but this is my wedding dress! Money doesn’t matter when it comes to this dress (which was only $100 to begin with)…I had to see if they could fix it.
Well, it’s been over a month now and I just found out yesterday that the dresses are ready. The man I spoke with said that my dress is good-as-new and guess what? For FIVE dresses the dry cleaning total was only $193!!!! And my insurance company paid me for the cleaning bill!
Tonight I get to go pick up my dresses. The flood of 2009 cannot beat this girl down!!!
I’ll post before and after pictures after I get my dress back home!!
Here’s what it looked like at my wedding..