Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Something Blue

MY DRESS IS HERE! So I may or may not be wearing my wedding dress as I type this post. At first I considered, not opening it at all. Who was I kidding!?!? I ripped it open like a kid on Christmas morning. First of all, it fits like a glove. I don't even know if I need alterations.

Second, now what?!? My wedding isn't until May what am I suppose to do with her until then...

{Friends: The One With All The Dresses}

I did a little bit of googling and learned that depending on the dress, you can either keep your dress stored in a box/bag under your bed or hanging. However you shouldn't hang your dress for more than 6-7 months.


  • If the dress has beading, pearls, sequins, rhinestones or anything else that makes it heavy it needs to be stored flat.
  • If the dress has heavy fabric suspended relatively weak fabric, it is also a good candidate for the "under the bed" treatment. A heavy dress with narrow shoulder straps or a dress with net insets in the bodice are examples. You don't want the weight of the hanging dress to pull it apart.
  • Wrap the dress in a white sheet, then store it under the bed. Mine came in a long, flat box but if you don't have one, you can pick up all sorts of under the storage at Target. This will protect the dress from cats and dust bunnies.


  • If your dress is relatively plain, check the fabric content. Natural fibers need to "breathe," which they cannot do in a synthetic garment bag. A dress of silk, linen, cotton, or wool should be wrapped in a cotton sheet. You can leave a plain, not-to-heavy dress on the hanger.
  • If, however, your dress is good old polyester, with little or no trim, it can stay happily on its hanger in a garment bag for seven months. A very heavy dress might start to pull apart after seven years of this treatment, but polyester is remarkably stubborn stuff. A 100% polyester dress with no appliqued trim can be washed in the washing machine and allowed to drip dry, too.
  • If your dress has a mixed fiber content, follow the procedure for the most demanding fiber.
For more info click here.

For now I am going to keep her hanging, however I think the safest bet will be to put her back in her box until the big day. My seamstress is coming out here this weekend to do my first fitting. I'll be sure to post pictures once I have another person around.


  1. Hilarious to think about walking around doing everyday things in the house in such a fancy dress :) I'd do the same thing!

  2. Three cheers for Blue by Enzoani! I'm wearing one of their dresses too! Which style are you wearing (or are you saving that info for a big reveal)?

  3. That's so exciting! My dress isn't expected to come in until March. At that point it will have been almost a year and a half since I saw it last!

  4. This is such a great guide. I was thinking about getting a dress form for my vintage wedding dress but perhaps I'll just store it under the bed. This would be the more affordable route.

  5. That was great advice about the dress. I'll have to look more into that. I had no idea there were special exceptions for specific dresses.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. To answer your question, I did design it :) The photo is of me and my husband on a walk at Bok's Tower in Florida.

    P.S. Congrats on becoming a weddingbee bee!


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