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how do you store wedding dresses?

(24 Posts)
BigBeeristheBigBeer Thu 27-Sep-07 15:21:11

I'm about to put mine in the loft. Was just going to stick it in a bin bag grin blush, but suspect that's a bad idea. How do you ladeez store yours?

MrsPuddleduck Thu 27-Sep-07 15:27:43

Mine is hanging off an ariel which is attached to a rafter in our loft!

It has an old double duvet cover over it.

pinkbubble Thu 27-Sep-07 15:33:18

Think someone told me black tissue paper, although I cant remember who it was. So please don't quote me, has anyone else heard this?

Jacaranda Thu 27-Sep-07 15:35:16

I bought a box from the place were I bought the dress (wasn't much) and it came with the right kind of tissue paper that won't mark the dress or deteriorate ....apparently!!

Nip Thu 27-Sep-07 15:40:03

In the drawer under the bed

DUSTIN Thu 27-Sep-07 15:41:33

In a vacuum bag.

funnypeculiar Thu 27-Sep-07 15:41:45

In a hanger bag
But then I havn't actually washed it yet.
And before you ask, we were married 5 years ago.

<wanders off, ponging slightly>

BigBeeristheBigBeer Thu 27-Sep-07 15:42:54

I at least got mine dry cleaned!

freakypenguin Thu 27-Sep-07 15:43:29

I had mine dry-cleaned and they offered for a small additional fee to fold it in tissue paper and store it in a big cardboard box. This is on the top shelf in a wardrobe.

But if I was putting it in a loft, like Dustin I would probably go for a vacuum bag which protects the clothes against mould etc.

janinlondon Thu 27-Sep-07 15:55:47

Sell it!! You'll only weep over it when you find a) you don't fit into it any more, b) you find it is covered in mould, c) you find its been eaten by moths or d) your daughter rejects it for her own wedding when you've saved it for her for years. We had a lovely honeymoon on the proceeds of mine (oooh what a hard faced cow I am!!).

Meeely2 Thu 27-Sep-07 15:59:34

funny peculiar, ha ha, mine is still in a hanging bag unwashed, 4 years later!

hanaflower Thu 27-Sep-07 15:59:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Meeely2 Thu 27-Sep-07 16:00:53

wonders just HOW mouldy her dress is now!

BigBeeristheBigBeer Thu 27-Sep-07 17:19:26

I couldn't sell it. My DH would think it was a bad sign.

But I already wouldn't be able to fit in it. I've had two kids smile and put on a stone sad since we got married (4 yrs ago).

Where do you get vacuum bags from?

MadamePlatypus Thu 27-Sep-07 17:21:34

Um, you put it on a hanger in the wardrobe. Be careful not to wash it or you might loose some of the original wedding day mud from the hem...

BigBeeristheBigBeer Thu 27-Sep-07 17:27:49

platypus, it takes up too much room in my titchy wardrobe so its got to go in the loft.

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 17:59:25

I had mine professionally cleaned and it came back in a box like the All Gold chocolate box, but a lot bigger. You lift up the lid and it has a viewing window which shows the top of the dress. It is a bit scary tbh. Like a mannequin without a head. The box is then wrapped in bin liners to protect it in the loft.

DontCallMeBaby Thu 27-Sep-07 20:03:09

On a hanger in the spare wardrobe. Carefully covered with a bag, of course. Unwashed - on the plus side, it was December (nearly eight years ago, ahem) so it wasn't like I sweated in it. On the minus, it definitely has sticky toffee sauce on the bum.

BigBeeristheBigBeer Thu 27-Sep-07 21:18:34

Shudder, NAB3

BigBeeristheBigBeer Thu 27-Sep-07 21:19:00

So many skanky mares on this thread grin

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 21:19:19

Which is why I don't look at it often......

NorthernRockCod Thu 27-Sep-07 21:19:47

shove it in a next bag nad leave for 11 years


whocares i aint wearign it again

wildpatch Thu 27-Sep-07 21:19:56

wrapped in muslin, in the box it came in

BigBeeristheBigBeer Thu 27-Sep-07 21:36:29

but what if you want to give it your DD

or DD in law hmm

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