(Closed) Storing Dress pre-wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Is the garment bag plastic?  I’ve read that some plastic bags can emit fumes that can discolor fabric– you’d probably be fine, but you never know!  My bridal salon recommended that I take it out of the white plastic garment bag, and instead cover it with (clean) white sheets, or store it inside a clean white duvet cover.  Depending on how heavy the dress is, or if it has straps/sleeves, you might want to store it flat so the weight of it doesn’t pull on the sleeves.

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Post # 5
11 posts

That is true — one of the bridal shops I went to said that we should keep gowns wrapped in a white cotton sheet.

Post # 6
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was advised to keep mine in a "breathable" cloth garment bag. Got one off of eBay.

Post # 7
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I used to work in a dress shop.  It’s not the fumes that can discolor – it’s the oil from the plastic (beleive it or not, plastic is made out of oil).  I have my dress too for my May 2010 wedding and hadn’t even thought about the plastic issue. Great reminder!

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