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#1 jt20

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    Posted 20 February 2009 - 02:30 PM

    So I fell in love with this dress at David's Bridal and bought it because they were also having sale. Now they call me and tell me it's in and I have to pick it up because they cannot store it for me!

    So now what? How do i store it? I was thinking at my mom's house in an upstairs bedroom closet..BUT she used this certain home fragrance and i don't want it stinking up my gown AND I dn't want my gown turning yellow after a long period of time just hanging there!

    i also got the veil as well..Does that turn color or can I just leave it in the plastic that it came in

    Anyway, i need help! I've read some threads about purchasing a thick cotton garment bag or box from ebay?? Any other suggestions and places to buy it

    #2 *Lo*

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      Posted 20 February 2009 - 02:34 PM

      I am not too sure. I know you shouldn't store it in plastic though. I ordered mine really early too but it's not set to come in until May of 2010 so hopefully they adhere to that!

      I think something breatheable in terms of a garment bag is recommended for storing clothes. And maybe take it out every few months to air it out.

      #3 binzer

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        Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:12 PM

        check out this link

        it's definitely overkill since it's designed to preserve your dress for eternity, but it sounds like you want to go with a muslin garment bag, and you could certainly do the acid-free paper if you feel you need to.

        Good luck! The main concern is that you still love your dress in 18 months...there are a LOT of two dress brides on this forum :P

        #4 wayneswifey

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          Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:40 PM

          Mine is hanging in on the guest bedroom closet door frame in a garment bag. If I hang it in the closet it will wrinkle the bottom.

          #5 Jacilynda

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            Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:45 AM

            When you pick it up ask Davids what they think. I bought my first dress from davids 15 months before. I just have it hanging in our large dressing room as I call it in a davids garment bag. they said it would be fine, its almost been a year and it looks just the same. It is a very simple non poofy dress so they said i don't even need to let it out. I have to try it on.

            although i really liked it at the time and was satisfied, but i'm now a two dress bride. I bought another a few weeks ago.... watch out!!!! hopefully you'll still love it

            #6 Jacilynda

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              Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:45 AM

              When you pick it up ask Davids what they think. I bought my first dress from davids 15 months before. I just have it hanging in our large dressing room as I call it in a davids garment bag. they said it would be fine, its almost been a year and it looks just the same. It is a very simple non poofy dress so they said i don't even need to let it out. I have to try it on.

              although i really liked it at the time and was satisfied, but i'm now a two dress bride. I bought another a few weeks ago.... watch out!!!! hopefully you'll still love it

              #7 LAURENANDBILL

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                Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:17 AM

                I got my dress from davids also. Its hanging in a garment bag in my closet. They recomended a put a white sheet over the dress so i did. I cut a hole in the top of the sheet and put it over the dress.

                #8 Cattie

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                  Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:39 PM

                  I had my dressed stored for years. I had it in the David's garment bag they gave me, then inside a Rubbermaid tub. It was wrinkled, but as beautiful as the day I picked it up.

                  #9 jt20

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                    Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:59 PM

                    How about the bottom of the dress if it has a slight train? Do you just let it hang at the bottom of the garment bag as well? Does it get wrinked a lot?

                    Do I need to worry about the veil turning color also?

                    Has anyone purchased the garment bags on ebay? I"m wondering if they are thick and of good quality.

                    #10 DWandMJ

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                      Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:43 AM

                      I think as long as where you hang it isn't exposed to any kind of excessive moisture or heat, it should be fine in the garment bag.
                      I fell in love with mine before we were even engaged and FI gave his approval because there was word that they were getting ready to discontinue the style. I was convinced that I wasn't going to find anything I liked that much for $300. Over a year later, its still available through DB. I ordered it in October 2007. It arrived at the beginning of January 2008 and its as pretty as the day I got it.
                      Since you've already ordered your gown, try to avoid looking at other dresses, otherwise you will end up as a card carrying member of the 2-dress-bride club. Any time you feel tempted, take your dress out of the bag and press it against yourself to refresh your memory of why you got it in the first place. You'll feel so proud of yourself for not giving in to temptation




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