How To Store Your Dress Before the Wedding
Not knowing the best way to store an evening gown is common. Bridesmaids, brides, and others want to protect their dress up until the wedding. Let’s dive in and learn how to store your dress before the wedding.
Hanging in the Closet
The best way to keep any dress perfect until the big day is to hang it in a dry, dark space. Use a breathable cloth bag to protect the gown. Plastic bags could trap in unwanted moisture and create an odor, especially during the warmer months. Throw away the plastic bag if your dress arrived wrapped in one. Put it away in a closet unwrapped if you don’t have a breathable garment bag available.
Homemade Breathable Garment Bag
Here’s a hack if you don’t have a breathable garment bag, but want to protect your dress from unwanted damage. Grab a large flat sheet, queen size or larger, and cut a hole in the center for the hanger to poke through. Drape the sheet over the gown and voila! The sheet will do the trick when you can’t find a big enough bag or your bag is currently in use.
Tailoring When Necessary
Another tip for storing your wedding dress is to not neglect it! Continue trying on the gown every month until the big event arrives. Our bodies continuously change, and you’ll want your dress to fit on the big day. Leaving tailoring to the last minute may result in a problem with no solution.
Our tips for storing your dress before the wedding apply to any evening gown. The same rules apply if you’re a bridesmaid, mother of the bride, or the bride yourself!
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