(Closed) Wrapping wedding dress in sheet?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Could be to protect it from dust.  If you leave the bag open dust can get in but it prevents it from getting wrinkles. 

Post # 4
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yes! It protects it from yellowing from the garment bag.  Just lay a white(ish) sheet down on your bed, place the wedding dress (on a hanger) on the sheet.  Wrap the sheet, pin the sheet to the hanger and hook the other side of the sheet also (don’t pin the dress!)  That’s what I did.

Post # 5
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

How soon does a dress begin to yellow?

Post # 6
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Usuki: I have no idea.  I had my dress in it my possession about 9 months before the wedding, so I had it in the sheet as soon as we got it.

Post # 7
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i noticed this with my dress!  i didnt know about the sheet trick – i had mine in the closet for probably 4 or 5 months before the wedding. you couldnt tell  when the dress was by itself and even paired with my veil but i did notice that compared to the stark white bag my dressed looked a little off color so doesnt hurt to try the sheet trick i guess. but in the end my dress was still white.

Post # 8
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just used a cloth garment bag for my dress so I didn’t have to worry about wrapping it in a sheet.  I had my dress stored for close to a year with no problems.

Post # 9
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was engaged once before, I was very young. I bought a wedding dress then canceled the wedding. We wrapped it in a white sheet and 10 years later the dress is still white so it does work.. I don’t know how or why but it does work.

I ended up buying a new dress for my upcoming wedding so my old dress is still wrapped in a sheet in my moms closet.

Post # 10
79 posts
Worker bee

You gown can be afffected by the off-gassing of the garment bag which is why they want you to use a white (Cotton…not poly blend and not printed to prevent possible dye transfer) sheet and to vent the top of the bag too.  This is usually only a problem with plastic bags but maybe your cotton bag contains some chemical processing agents and they are just being cautious.  If your gown is made of natural fibers it is going to yellow regardless of what you do, it is a matter of time.  My mother’s gown is now 51 years old and pristine white…stored in a cardboard box in white tissue paper…all synthetic fiber.  My gown (29 years old)  is silk slipper satin with cotton and silk lace and is now a lovely ivory. My gown had been archivally stored.  Who knows how dark it’d be now if it’d been in a plastic bag.   DD’s gown is silk taffeta and diamond white now so it will begin it’s transition to ivory in a few years. 

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