Post # 1
I’m having a bit of a dilemma. I am going to pose this question to the woman who alters my gown as well, but, I am wondering, how do I store my gown safely for ten months before my wedding. I managed to find a GORGEOUS Anne Barge gown at a sample sale for $500. So, of course, I bought it! Now I have ten months and counting till my wedding and I am very concerned about how it is stored. Firstly, I have it in a plastic garment bag and that alone worries me because apparently plastic can yellow a gown. Secondly, I am concerned that since I have the train pulled up (you know, folded in half by the hanging loop), that those folds will be in my gown permanently because it will be hanging like that for ten months. Does anyone know exactly how I am supposed to store a wedding gown that I am going to wear ten months from now?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
I had mine for 12 months … I stored it by hanging it on a closet door (it wouldn’t fit in my small closet) with a bed sheet hanging over top of it to protect it from dust/stains/etc.
My dress steamed out perfectly and all was well on my wedding day!
Post # 4
I am doing the same as you, and am actually doing it the same way Lemon did. I was instructed simply to wash the sheet every month or so, and it kept all those household smells that can accumulate over time away from my dress. And to make sure that the dress was a plain white one.
We’re consider hanging the dress from a large hook in the ceiling in the middle of an unused room at my mothers house….but as of now the closet door is doing good.
Post # 5
I’ve got mine in a nice fabric bag I bought off eBay (definitely take it out of the plastic!), lying flat on the shelf in my closet. I didn’t hang it because I was afraid the weight of the gown would tear or stretch the straps. I’m not worried about creases–I think a good steaming will take care of them, and it’s not like it wasn’t creased when I bought it! I don’t know if that would still be the case if it were heavily beaded, though–my dress is plain, with no embellishments.
Post # 6