(Closed) To who got their dress early.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee

My dress will be ready for me a year and half before the wedding date (it is an older model and I fear them canceling it.  I heard to just keep it in the garmet bag away from smoke and pets.  I would ask them what their suggestion would be though.  Keep us posted! I have wondered the same thing!

Post # 4
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got mine about a year before our wedding date.  I had my fiance put a hook in the ceiling of my walk-in closet (I have a separate closet from him) and I keep my dress in a garment bag hanging from the hook.  I sometimes unzip the garment bag to let it “breathe” because a couple months ago I unzipped the dress and it smelled a lot like the bag (kind of plasticy) so I just like to air it out for a couple days at a time.  Probably does nothing for it, but it makes me happier. 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine was at my mom’s house in a closet for several months after receiving it.  I had her unzip the bag and loosely wrap the gown in a white cotton sheet.  I read that the plastic bags can make a white gown yellow.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I kind of have the same probelm, my wedding isn’t for over a year and I got my dress today. Im leaving it at my parent’s house (Im getting married where they live) and I guess Im just going to leave it in a closet in the garmet bag, away from light so i dont risk fading it. Letting it hang out every now and then sounds like a good idea!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got my dress 2 years before our wedding date! (We’re having a 2.5 year engagement.) I keep it in our living room closet (biggest one in the apt) wrapped in a white sheet and then a garment bag. I heard that plastic can yellow it. 

Post # 8
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Maybe I haven’t noticed yellowing because my dress is a light gold color already. 🙂

Post # 10
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966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine is being stored by the bridal salon for free.

Post # 11
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7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can find breathable protectors online!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

According to Debrett’s a white cotton sheet is the way to go – just a flat sheet from a bed. I’ve also heard that if you can lay it flat, (on a spare bed for example) then do. Otherwise make sure you hang it from garment loops, not its straps. I think the plastic garment bags are mainly for transport. 

If it’s silk, be careful about moths and carpet beetles – they’ll eat it! Dried lavender will help keep them away. 

Plus, I’d get it professionally steamed again before wearing it. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i stored mine at my parents… i didn’t want my hubby to find it. we just kept it in the plastic bag with the zipper open. i would ask the store that you get it at for the best thing to do.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mine is in my parent’s attic.  I bought a garment bag from David’s Bridal and it’s in that.  They suggested the cotton sheet as well.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I got mine about 7 months early, I think. It came in the garment bag, and I hung it in the closet in my home office and told him to stay the heck away from it.

Post # 16
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I stored mine in the bag in the back of my closet.  I bought a cotton garment bag and then covered it with a sheet to keep it dry.

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