So, I picked up my dress and veil today, and I am so excited that they are finally in my possession! The seamstress did a fabulous job with the alterations, and it came back flawlessly from the cleaners, where it was getting spot cleaned and pressed.
The boutique gave me a whole slew of paperwork to review when I brought my dress home, including a one-pager on wedding-dress preservation done by the dry-cleaners. It got me thinking – you always hear the horror stories about those girls who send their dresses away to be “preserved,” and they come back in the air-tight, light-proof box that gets stored under the bed. A few years later, the owner slyly opens the box (which of course they were not supposed to do), only to discover the $5,000 wedding dress has been replaced with a child’s christening gown. And of course, the preservation company claims no responsibility.
Anyway, I haven’t decided yet what to do with my dress. In reality, no one is ever going to wear it again, but it is worth it to spend all that money to have it cleaned and stored?
What have you all done? Any good stories?
I can’t promise a Wedding Wednesday next week, as we will be in the throes of preparation, but we will return soon with PLENTY of pictures from the nuptial weekend!