(Closed) Where are you keeping your wedding dress before the big day?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I live with Fiance and have mine in our front closet in a breathable bag.  He has no interest in looking and that way I get to take it out and play with it whenever I need to.

I’ve heard keeping it somewhere dark and laying flat (if it’s hanging for a long time) is best.

Post # 4
6255 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

It’s lying in the top of the closet at my mom’s house.


Post # 5
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I plan to keep mine at my mom and dad’s because they live 5 minutes away. But yep, keep it it a breathable bag. 

Post # 7
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine’s still at the bridal shop–they keep them in a fireproof safe and they’re insured for loss or damage. 

Post # 8
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I kept mine in the closet in our spare room. I just told Fiance to stay out of that closet, lol.

Post # 9
9124 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Ooh good to know!  Right now mine is literally balled up in a plastic grocery sack from when I took it on a road trip to show my Future Mother-In-Law a few weeks ago.  Oops.  But, it’s a pretty simple dress that won’t be ruined by such naughty treatment…

Post # 10
7426 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Breathable bag at my mom’s house. I’m pretty sure Fiance would look at it if it were here with us haha.

Post # 11
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I kept mine at the bridal salon until a week before the wedding, then I took it to my parents house. If you have any relative at all living near you I would ask them if you can store it at their house. My friend is storing her dress at her fiance’s parents house, maybe that is an option you can do. 

One thing I do recommend doing is taking your dress to the cleaners a week before the wedding and having it professionally press & steamed. They may tell you to keep it out of the bag, with your train out so it may be easier to have it stored at someone’s house. 

Post # 12
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I didn’t have anywhere nearby I could store it. What I did have was a very large, person-sized cardboard box. So currently, my dress is living in that. And it will until the day before the wedding.

Post # 13
2177 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I kept it in a garment bag, hanging up in our house, when it wasn’t at the shop for alterations.

Post # 14
5285 posts
Bee Keeper

I think mine will stay at the bridal shop but if not I will hang it in my old room closet at my parents house 🙂

Post # 15
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Mine is at the shop. I will more than likely keep her there until a week or so before the wedding and then I will store her in a breathable bag somewhere safe.

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