(Closed) Storing A Gown For 10 Months Until Wedding

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
245 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

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
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

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.

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