Wedding dress storage

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

I have no suggestions, just hoping for a picture of the dress.  How big is it???

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

johanna2868 :  In my research I have come across special gown preservation boxes.  If you google you will see what I mean.  That may be more ideal for your big gown. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

johanna2868:  I just took my big ball gown to a dress shop, and they were sending it away to get cleaned and preserved in a box. It takes a few weeks but will come back on a bust in a box and should not discolor. I really would like to wear it all the time, but wanted it cleaned and safe until I decide what to do with it. They said the sequins on it would start to yellow after a year, so that wasn’t worth keeping it out in the open for me.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

johanna2868 :  typically, gowns are cleaned and folded into a large box made for storage. Especially when a gown is heavy, gravity will take a toll even when placed on a good mannequin. If you want to preserver you dress, folding is best. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I believe it’s recommended to get dress dry cleaned and then put in a protection box like museums use. Expensive but worth it!

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