(Closed) Not new smell in my just altered gown .. suggestions?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Maybe just airing it out for a while will help? Can you hang it up in an empty room with a fan blowing fresh air at it? I do think steaming will help too, but I would want it as fresh as possible before the steaming.

Post # 4
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Could you hang is from a clothesline outside and wrap in a sheet to protect it. Air it out. Do you have a screen porch you could hang it in.  Alternately mabye a sachet in the bottom of the gown bag.

Post # 5
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

A good steaming and a new bag will solve all of your odor problems. Odors cling to the bags for some reason and will make the dress smell if you put it back in the same bag. So when you go for your free steaming, ask for a new bag to put it in after the steaming. Once it is steamed though the bag is only used for transportation and the dress should be out of the bag in a very safe location.

Post # 6
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I agree with PPs, just air it out or use a sachet– but just in case, don’t let that sachet touch the fabric.

Post # 9
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know plastic bags leave a smell on a dress- just don’t leave it somewhere where a pet can get to it! (Like a recent bee who had an unfortunate situation….)

Post # 10
203 posts
Helper bee

This may sound completely off the wall but…I stored my dress in a spare bedroom at my moms until the wedding, and she had one of those airwick plug in things in that room. And my dress smelled just like it ๐Ÿ™‚ Kind of like what you said- I could smell it on the bag and on the dress when I first took it out of the bag, but not once I had it on. So maybe you could find a lightly scented airwick, and put it in the room with the dress?

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