(Closed) WHERE did you store your wedding dress?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jwdesiree:  do you have a friend that can take it?

 

I was worried about this…I live with FI, and our closet is not big enough to fit my dress, and no coat closet so IF my dress ever gets done, I have to find a spot to store mine for a few days.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jwdesiree:  yeah I hear ya…I dont really have a friend I can ask, I’m considering putting mine in our RV, its clean and at least will be covered lol I have no relatives near by (all over 3+ to 13+ hours away) so thats out.

 

GL …I’m sure you will find a spot 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Can your mom just lay it down in her trunk while she’s downtown? That way it won’t be visible in the backseat.

Edited to add: If you’re not comfortable with that, could you leave it at the salon for a few hours? Then your mom could pick it up after her event and take it back to her house.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My plan is to have my parents hang it up in my childhood bedroom (which is currently my mom’s craft room), but they live an hour away and I’ll miss it. Plus they’ve had a mouse problem lately (they live in the country) and I’m worried about a mouse nesting in my dress!

 

Or all of my BMs parents live nearby – they all offered to store it for me in my BMs bedrooms since my BMs live all over the country. One of my BMs sister’s actually lives next door to me, and she and her husband offered as well, but they have a big dog so I don’t think I want to do that…

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine is hanging in our guest bedroom. My fiance walked in there one day and kind of freaked out when he saw it and said something like “why didn’t you tell me it was in here?”. Ummm, because it’s in an opaque bag and you can’t see anything. Duh.

Do you honestly think he would peek? I feel like most guys don’t care enough to do that or at least realize the importance that most girls put on the fact that they shouldn’t see it until the wedding. If so, just tell him you do not want him to peek and that you trust him not to. Put emphasis on the word “trust” lol

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

right now (and since november), it’s been in the garment bag it came in, hanging on the back of the door in my parents’ guest room, and i haven’t seen it aside from the couple times we’ve been home. this summer it will move, since my brother will be moving back home and into the room where it is. i think i may actually move it and put it in the closet at my grandparents’ house. it’ll be safer there. and it’ll be away from me so i can’t try it on every day. i know that for the few weeks it was here with me, i tried it on like, 6 times.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The store kept mine free of charge from August (when it came in) until the Thursday before the wedding … I thought that was more common but I guess not.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is living in the closet of our guest room. With EXPLICT instrutions to FI not to look at touch or think about it!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@jwdesiree:  I’d just ask the dress shop to hold it until the weekend and then go back with your mom to pick it up. That will allow you to enjoy your birthday without the stress, and you can try it on in the salon for you mom. It also gives you time to decide if you want to keep it at your place or at your mom’s place.

You didn’t mention trouble with it fitting into your closet, but if there is trouble, hang it from the ceiling, or a high point, of your closet. That’s what I did with my gown and it hasn’t caused too much problems with getting my other clothes. J-hooks/ceiling hooks/screw hooks make the world go round! 

 

(Ask for the hardware section of your local tool/building supply store.)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Long story but I actually bought my dress 8 years ago and it’s been hanging in my mom’s sewing room ever since. The store I bought it from gave me this big speech about how it had to be stored in a certain way or it’d yellow… It’s been a regular white dress bag right across from a window for 8 years and it looks brand new. 🙂

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Mine is in the closet since I have no family around that would help keep the dress… so my FH already see it but he insists on not seeing me in it until the day of… I wanted to be traditional too but it was a big purchase so it didnt feel right to buy without making sure that he likes it so I did show him pictures of the dress before buying.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@jwdesiree:  i did, haha. i kinda love it. so a lot of the time when my fiance was gone, i’d try it on and wear it around the apartment. and when people came to visit, i had to show it off. it’s a good thing that it’s over 500 miles away. plus, this way, i don’t look at it all the time. less chance for dress regret.

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