Natalie
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Where to store dress - one year out

Natalie, on December 26, 2019 at 5:38 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 12
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Hi all,

I found my dream dress and bought it early. It's at the bridal salon now. My wedding is January 2nd 2021. I plan to get my alterations done probably around October 2020. I'm trying to figure out where I should store my dress in my house until then. I have an extra closet upstairs, but I worry about the dress getting stale/musty/mashed up. Should I air it out every so often? Where did you keep your dress if you bought it way ahead of time?


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Latest activity by Catherine, on December 27, 2019 at 1:05 PM
  • Victoria
    Dedicated November 2019
    Victoria ·
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    When I went to preserve my dress they actually recommended that I not keep my dress in the bag from the boutique because it can yellow the dress. Double check what kind of fabric your given garment bag is. I recommend airing it out a bit based on what they told me.
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  • Destiny
    VIP May 2020
    Destiny ·
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    I air mine out every few weeks but its just hanging in the bag on my closet door
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I bought my dress 19 months out. I kept it in a garment bag in a dark closet and had no issues. I took it out every six months just to look at it.
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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
    Monique ·
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    I bought mine a year out. Left it in the bag and aired it out only 3 times and it was fine. It was hanging the whole time.
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  • Nikki
    Expert March 2021
    Nikki ·
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    I bought mine in oct of 2018, bought it home in dec 2018. Wedding is in March 2020. It has been hanging in my dads and step moms closet since then. We take out every so often so I can see her 😁
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    You definitely should have a good box or bag for it. I got my dress about a year out and hung it in a garment bag and it seemed fine
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  • kymarmck
    Super March 2020
    kymarmck ·
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    So with my dress they kept the dress at the salon until I needed to pull it for alterations.

    Now my seamstress has it and will have it until the day before the wedding.

    If your salon won't store your dress for you, then I was told to keep it in the bag (my bag was a mesh/fabric bag so it wouldn't yellow it) away from sunlight.

    You could air it out every couple months or something, but make sure when you pull it out that you're putting tissue paper on your train when you roll it up. The salon I bought my dress from said that that helps with static and crinkles!

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  • Natalie
    Devoted January 2021
    Natalie ·
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    Did you just use the garment bag from the bridal shop?

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  • Natalie
    Devoted January 2021
    Natalie ·
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    I don't know why, but the thought of leaving it there makes me really nervous! It might be the best option though

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  • kymarmck
    Super March 2020
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    Honestly I had the same fear lol. I always thought "what if they lose it? What if they forgot to put it away and sold it to someone else? What if they grabbed one of the other dresses I tried on thinking it was the one I wanted????"

    However all was good haha. Dress is exactly what it looked like when I tried it on and the veil is amazing too!

    Honestly all they do is put it in a bag and hang it in a temperature controlled room so it'd really be no different than you storing it in a dark closet Smiley smile I say do whatever makes you the most comfortable!

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  • Erin
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    Erin ·
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    Mine is in a cloth garment bag, in my FIL's closet (so FH can't peek)

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    I kept it in the bag in my landlords closet lol

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