Hi ladies, so I collected my dress yesterday from the bridal shop, my wedding isn't until June 2018. One of my friends said that the shop should hold onto the dress for alterations etc but the shop said I need to bring back to them 6 weeks before for that? Any one else had to have their dress at home for a long period? My friend said about it fading and moths and now in freaking out! TIA xxx
My friend had to take her dress and then take it back each time for alterations. I think once you've paid for it is yours to look after.
My dress was ready about 3 months ago. We are getting married in February 2018. I had to pay for the dress to be stored at the shop.
My wedding dress is stored at home and the wedding is not until July 2018. Your friend is being somewhat over dramatic. This is not the 1700's. Why would it fade if it is not in the sun and why moths? Do you have moths in your cupboards? If you are worried get some of those wooden cedar balls from a hardware store as moths won't come near them and the balls don't stink. Better have your dress at home and you know where it is than in a shop that could go into liquidation or it could be accidentally sold or something.
My dress is stored at my mums.. think u jus take in for any changes to be made x
Thank you ladies, you have all really eased my mind! 😙
I stored my dress for 2 years and it was fine just make sure you have the right dress bag to store it in xx
Nope my dress was stored by the shop. I get married on Saturday and only pick my dress up on Thursday when it will have been steamed x
The store kept mine with no cost but I think it's more to do with size of store and storage x
It won't fade at all - it'll be fine in its bag! It'll be safer with you than in the shop. I stored mine at my mum's for over a year xx
Ye i had to bring mine home i took eles where for alterations, they can fade need to leave it in a bag air can get into hanging up, & keep getting it out for half hour every week mine was perfect
Saying it will fade at home is rubbish bridal stores don't have some magical storgage facility they are literally stored in a room jam packed with dresses, I'd be more worried if it being damaged at a shop as I used to work in one and in our storage room you could hardly move, the dresses were covered in plastic but they were all smushed together and some were so big they took up most the space between rails. At home is better you know where it is and that it's safe.
I had l take my dress home for a long period of time too because the store didn't have the storage room to keep dresses for log periods of time. I kept mine in a spare room at my mums house. It was fine because when I got the dress altered it was steamed as well and perfect for the big day.
My wedding is next October and I took my dress home. It is going to be stored at my Auntie's as I have cats and then I will have alterations nearer the time xx
Once fully paid I had to take my dress home until alterations (only a couple of months). They just told me to store it, ideally hanging up, out of direct sunlight and somewhere not damp - like in a garage. They would only hang it up in the store cupboard in the shop, so it's no different to you having it at home. It should come in a bridal dress bag anyway which is fully sealed xxx
Can some times depend on if it’s been specially ordered or if it’s off the rail/sale. Either way the shop will generally steam it for you just before the wedding. Just keep it in a suitable dress bag and it will be fine.
I have worked in bridal stores and storage can be a problem in the shop. Dresses have been mixed up and even lost !!! So you are much better having it at home. Store it in a gown bag in a dark place it will be fine xxx
The shop kept mine and there was no extra cost, but it went to my in laws for a few days when I collected it before the wedding. It was fine in its bag
Mine was kept in the shop until 3 days before the wedding
I had to take mine to the seamstress a couple of months before, the shops won't hold on to them normally as it would take up so much space! My seamstress sent it back to the shop the week before for them to steam it and I had to collect it a few days before the wedding
I would be comforted by the fact you actually physically have your dress. Think of all the terrible stories of shops going into liquidation. You don't have to worry xx
I wouldn't leave it. Too many shops going into liquidation and brides losing their dresses.
Once you have paid for your dress it is your property and responsibility. A shop is insured for its own gowns and gowns left with them for alterations. Shops charge for storage because the insurance companies charge them. Make sure you have dress insurance (usually provided with the dress free of charge if the shop is a member of a trade association like BrideCo. If not check your household insurance as you may have to let them know you have it at home - and always ask if you store it at a family members house that they have insurance. Store it in the bag, away from food smells and a room that's smoke free
I got my dress in early July 2016 and got married February 2017. It was just stored in my mother in laws wardrobe in a dress bag and was fine. We just got it pressed and ironed a few weeks before to ensure underskirt of dress wasn't creased. Don't worry about storing it.
Yes I’ve got mine at my parents house and I get married in June. I’m taking it back 6 weeks before for alterations then they steam it for me a couple of days before too
I'm getting married July 2018 and my dress will be stored at the shop and I just go for fitting appointments and alterations. They gave me free insurance for whilst it at the shop and I can pick up literally the day before the wedding if I need to.
Mines at my bosses house! As long as it’s in the breathable bag not clear it will be fine xx
I remember my sister paying to store hers at the shop, where as I brought mine at wed2be so you brought it home. As long as its hung up/out of the sun and in a dress bag it will be fine. I had mine stored at my mums for a year, was perfect when it came to the day x
I bought my dress in may 12 months before mine and took it home with me just got to take it back for alterations nearer the time. I get married May 2018! So excited.
A lot of stores do but my dress is stored at my fiancé's parents' house because the shop was too small to store it there. I'll be taking it back for alterations. Wedding is in August x
My dress is stored at the shop
And you shouldn't have to pay for that either the amount you are spending
I marry in June next year although my dress wont be in store until February. I was told I needed to collect when it arrived in store due to insurance and them not being covered
I bought mine about 8 months before my wedding and the shop stored it for me. Every fitting they would have it there for me and then store it again until next time. I picked it up 3 days before my wedding x
I paid £50 for the bridal shop to store it and take it to all alteration appointments for me x
Depends on the shop , I had to bring mine home to store and have stored it at my parents house :)
i picked my dress us last week and
my wedding is october next year it's stored at my mums in a breathable bag and out of sunlight so will. e dine
Maybe they don’t have enough room to store all dresses
My dress hung in a spare room in a dress bag for over a year ,
Why would your dress fade ?
My dress was held by my dress shop and I picked it up to take it for alterations and then my alterations lady held onto it until a few days before my wedding x
It’s normal Hun I brought my dress in nov got it in March already had alterations done. It’s in a sealed bag in my art room just occasionally have to air it, I will probably have it steamed before had. I get married Aug 18
The thing is shops have to deal with so many orders plus dresses people try on not very store has room to hold brought orders. Don’t worry & look forward to other planning
I kept mine home for about 6 months in the dress bag and it's still perfect. It's back st the shop now being altered for my wedding in December.
Mines at my mum in laws in a special bag to stop fading, dust ect and my wedding is june 2018... shes put it in a room with no direct sunlight and goes in every now n then to open bag to let it breath ect. X
I had my dress at my mums house for a year! My mum put moth balls in the same room and made sure the bag was done up. My dress was fine, and I get to finally wear in next saturday! Xxx
I think this is quite common my dress arrived way earlier than expected so it was stores at my parents place, I just took it back to the bridal shop whenever I had alterations booked in. As long as it is in the dress bag it won't fade.
I've had this and picked my dress up yesterday. My boutiques in house seamstress had retired. She's in talks to bring someone in if not she'll provide trusted freelance seamstresses to help with alterations. Mines staying at my mams until I know what's going on! My wedding isn't until May 2018.
Shops do.offer to.store dresses normally till you puck.it up nearer wedding.
If its coveted up in a dress bag you have no need to worry about anything having it at home
My dress was home for abt a year and I had to take it back for alterations abt 5 week before it was fine no moths or fading I just kept it hanging straight and took it out every so often to give it some air xx
Because I brought mine off the rail they said people normally are to take them with them but as they had some space I could leave it with them if I wanted too.
I had to have my dress made early as it was discontinued by the designer. The bridal shop offered to store mine as I have limited storage space and it wasn't my fault it was made earlier than anticipated
I bought my dress March 2015 they stored it until Jan 2017 I took it to be altered March 2017 and got married June 2017 I think as long as you keep it safe and in the bag it would be ok for less than a year surely x
I felt like you. However, I’m so glad my shop made me take mine home as it went into liquidation! So many bridal shops go into liquidation these days, you’re far better having it at home. X
I kept my dress at my bridesmaids house. A lot of shops won't keep them. Probably for liability reasons? And also space. Imagine if they kept all of the dresses of brides who have bought in advance like you? They'd need a new shop! I kept mine in the dress bag until alterations and it was absolutely fine you only need to hang it loose when you're wanting to keep it looking fresh for the day. The weight of it normally does that quite quickly x
I didn’t pick up my dress from the shop until the day before
I had my dress for a year before I took it for alterations I stored it at my mums house as me and hubby lived together
Yep. Mknes been upstairs for months and is fine x
My dress was just kept at the shop and nothing was ever said about me bringing it home... I picked it up the night before the wedding obviously after final alterations. Would not have liked to have to look after it myself!!!
My dress is still at the shop they are keeping it till 2 weeks before my wedding in June 18 starting allterations n fittin in January x
I bought my dress around 5 years ago (long story) and I got marriedblast Saturday. Stored in its bag in the wardrobe and it was perfect x
My shop stored my dress until two days before the wedding when I picked it up. They kept it for the months between it arriving and it being altered and then again until the wedding. I would have been scared keeping it myself
My dress is at my mums being stored in a wardrobe inside an old sheet so no marks can get on it!!my wedding isn't until July 2018. As long as its out of direct sun light and away from little grubby hands(that y mine is at mums!!)it will be perfectly fine.
Had mine for 18 months before the wedding. It went from my house to my sisters when my hubby to be moved in with me , then on to my dads when my sister had her house renovated. It was still perfect on the day
I bought mine from wed2be so brought it home. It’s currently hung up in my grandads spare room cos he’s he only one I trust not to show people and he has the space to accommodate it xxxx
Mine said same, take it back for alterations. It's a fire risk and they may not be covered by insurance to store every bought dress on site. My bridal shop went bust just after I took it home so it would've be lost to liquidators if it had stayed. As long as u store it out of direct sunlight, possibly in a duvet cover to prevent crushing the design u should be fine. Mines been at my mums since October 2015 and I get married Dec 2018 so u should be fine x
I haven't got my dress yet however my house is not very big where would I store it so my h2b would not see it before the day. We can't get into the loft and he has access to all wardrobes so if I put it in them he'd see it.
I have my dress in the wardrobe at my sister's house take it back 6 weeks before for a fitting xx
I took mine home and to be truthful mine was home for 3 year's before our wedding. Didn't fade I locked mine away
I get married June 18 and I bought my dress in February. The shop are storing mine safely for me until I need to take it for alterations (they don't do alterations in store)
Dress shops have to have special insurance to store dresses. Mine does but I’ve had to pay for them to store it, not all shops have it
I paid £50 to keep it their x
Mine is at home. I know it's safe in a bag in a closed cupboard (far away from curious kitty claws!!! I fear those more than anything). I'm terrified of my fiancé sneaking a peek but I'm too much of a control freak to let anyone but my mother or MOH have it and they both live hundreds of miles away so I'm stuck with it
Think after reading the comments on this I should go pick my dress up tomorrow mine has been paid off for about 4 months alterations are done and my wedding is in less than 3 weeks. I'm now nervous about my dress being in the shop still
I bought my dress in January and is kept at my mums in a wardrobe hanging in its bag! Weddings not til May next year - some bridal shops charge for storage xx
I've had my dress in storage for about a year, and not getting married till 2019. It's in a plastic cover, and there's not issues at all. Don't panic! It'll be fine xx
I mistakenly thought alterations were done at the bridal shop & included in the price so I had to collect both my wedding & bridesmaid dress take them to a alterations seamstress for them to be altered an extra £250 the dresses were altered & stored there till 2 days before our wedding
I took my dress as soon as I paid for it (the same day I found it) it turned out to be the best decision as 6 months later the shop closed down! This way you can chose your own seamstress to make your alterations x
If you hang it inside a duvet cover it should be fine, and put a damp trap in wherever it's being kept just to be safe xxx
I've mine in a dust proof bag at my mums. Had it since June getting married April 18! Just gotta get back in shape so it fits again lol xx
I bought my dress November 2015 and got married May 2017. I didn't take the dress home til April, 4 weeks before my wedding as if anything happened to it then it wasn't covered.the shop were liable if anything happened a while they had it xx
I get charged for the shop to store as they don't have the room very popular shop but it's not a lot x
My dress came home 9 months before my wedding. It still looks great xxx
My wedding is in April 2018 and I have my dress at home and will take it back for alterations x
Iv had my dress since October last year storing at my mum's as long as it's in it bag and not on direct sun light it should be fine..dont really want it stored at shop as if anything goes wrong you could loose your dress xx