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Postponed wedding- Do i need to preserve my dress until my new date?

Suzanne, on May 27, 2020 at 8:20 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 7
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I bought my dress off the rack December 2019 for my wedding that was scheduled for July 2020. Well, the whole Covid thing happened and we've postponed until July 2021.

My dress is hanging in its bag in my closet. Will it be ok until the wedding, or should I get it preserved until next year? Should I check on it or open the bag every few months to air it out or check it to make sure it's not staining? I haven't gotten it altered yet, but I'll do that next spring or summer. I tried looking online but I couldn't find anything about needing (or not needing) dress preservation for wedding postponement. Thanks for the help!


  • Shana
    Dedicated October 2020
    Shana ·
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    It should be fine! I bought mine January 2019 and it came in the end of that same month, I had it hanging in the bag in my closet since and literally just started alterations last week. So in total it was in that same spot for about a year and a half. Everything was fine with it! No smell, discoloration or anything.
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  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I had mine in a garment bag in a dark closet for over a year. I took it out a few times just to look at it, but it should be fine.
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  • Jennifer
    Super March 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    I was engaged 9 years ago and the dress still looks new. I think you will be fine!
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  • KiwiDerbyBride
    VIP May 2015
    KiwiDerbyBride ·
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    Is the bag plastic or fabric? If it’s fabric, you should be fine, although I would be tempted to lay it flat on or under a bed if you can.

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  • Elizabeth
    Rockstar June 2021
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    It should be fine as long as it isn't bent/folded and isn't in plastic. Definitely find a fabric garment bag instead of plastic. Otherwise it should be fine!

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Just make sure it is in a garment bag (no plastic!) and out of direct sunlight. It should be just fine.

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  • Suzanne
    Dedicated July 2020
    Suzanne ·
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    Thanks everyone!

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