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Best Way to Store the Dress

I was engaged and planning my wedding and had already purchased my gown.  But three weeks ago my fiancé called off the engagement (that's another long story). Now I have a wedding dress I have to store and keep in good shape.     I don't know the best way to store the dress. If I keep it hung up I don't have room because of its length.   I just don't know what to do with this dress.


Dear Becky:

Your gown will long be a prized and treasured possession.....  Treat it as such, by having it immediately wrapped in acid free paper and put away in a keepsake box.  Following your wedding, you can again use the box to store it for many years for a future bride. 
Whatever you do, do not leave it hanging in a closet.  The weight of the gown can damage the shoulders, both by stretching the fabric or tearing the net.  Never store a gown for long term in a plastic bag.  Plastic contains formaldehyde and can cause your gown to yellow over time. Protect your investment!

Best Wishes,



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