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November 23rd, 2007 01:35 PM
Momof2 How do you have your wedding dress stored? Mine is hanging in the closet with a dry cleaner's bag over top, and i'm so afraid it'll get yellow. Does anyone have a better suggestion for storing it?
November 23rd, 2007 03:10 PM
justme I have mine inside a plastic zipper bag.
November 23rd, 2007 05:20 PM
virginiadawn Dear JustMe, How many do you have?? :D

I am planning to get mine cleaned ane preserved. In cry cleaner terms that means they use a special "soap" that will help keep it form yellowing. Also they will pack it nicely in tissue paper that will not yellow. The plastic bags are really not meant for storage. All this I learned while working at a dry cleaners...
November 23rd, 2007 07:51 PM
thecrew Mine is just plain hanging. In my dreams I'm planning to wear it again, uhm, I just don't know when. I would like it to stay white until then, though.
November 23rd, 2007 07:59 PM
justme Virginiadawn, I have only one wedding dress.....! Not sure how my post got on three times.
November 23rd, 2007 10:36 PM
daisy319 I have my dress in a box from the dry cleaners. I hoping this will prevent it from turning yellow.
November 24th, 2007 02:32 AM
ladybugzndaisies I just have mine hanging in the closet. In May, we will have our 6th anniversary and I have worn it for every anniversary, or around that time, except one year. That was when our son was born the 26th and our anniversary is the 25th. :) Virginiadawn, is it wearable after preserving? If so, does it need to be preserved again? May sound like silly questions, but I never heard about preserving clothes.
November 24th, 2007 09:04 AM
jimmysgirl My uncle owns a dry cleaning place, so he gave us a special box to put it in. It has special tissue paper and all that stuff so that the dress doesn't get yellow, and a special form to slide into the bodice to keep the shape nice. But it's such an ordeal to get it in the box "just right" that I don't want to take it out again!! (But my skirt was long with a small train, so it had to be folded up very carefully.)
November 24th, 2007 05:07 PM
virginiadawn O yes, I forgot about the form and stuff.
Yes, you can wear it again. As for having to re-preserve it? Put it this way, We did gobs of christening outfits. If they were worn again, the dry-cleaner-man always said to clean them again bc the spit up and stuff would yellow. As for wearing your dress again, I dont think you would have to redo it. ?? Ask your local dry cleaner.
November 25th, 2007 08:30 AM
rallyjan My poor dress has been hanging in the back of the closet from since I washed it after our honeymoon. :( It wasn't made from satin material. Now I am at least 10 lbs. heavier and had major body changes since the babies. I have this thing in mind that Charity mentioned, that maybe someday I can fit into it again. But it certainally won't work w/ a nursing baby!
My mother wore a royal blue dress to get married in. Every year, the Sun. nearest their anni., she would wear it to church until it looked too old. Then she made a new one close to same shade and wore that. Am not sure she does that after about 36 years now!! I think some of our mothers wore their dresses more to be practical.
Am not sure what my non-menn. SIL did with hers. It was a heavy satin creation that weighed around 20 lbs., or so she thought! :)