Post # 1
I have ordered my dress recently because I found the one that I was looking for and mainly because I am moving next year away from family and wanted to have the experience with my family. Now my question is , for brides who got their dress a bit early ( over a year) , where did you keep the gown and is there tips to storage a gown? I am still waiting for my dress to come in but thought to ask to be prepared.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
Maybe I haven’t noticed yellowing because my dress is a light gold color already. 🙂
Post # 9
Mine is diamond white but I still dont want it to turn yellow! Where can I get a cotton sheet?
Post # 10
Mine is being stored by the bridal salon for free.
Post # 11
You can find breathable protectors online!
Post # 12
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
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
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
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
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.