I got started on the dress shopping pretty quickly. My first shopping trip was with my mom, Mandy and Sweetie.
I also tried on my mom's dress.
It was then that I started thinking about wearing her veil
which I ended up doing for the ceremony. I loved the way it looked and
wearing the same thing she had worn when she walked down the aisle.
photo by my mom
I found my dress at a little shop called the Bridal Boutique and really, really liked it
a whole lot! Another bonus was that it was comfortable. A lot of people asked if it was
vintage which was fun. I always thought I would wear a big white poofy gown but when
I tried those on and this one on, I just knew this was what I wanted more.
photo by Rachel Debell photography
close up of the lace work on the dress
photo by me
Sweetie (my grandma) made a beautiful hangar for me to keep my dress on that
had one of my great-grandmother's doilies on it. That was very special to me.
Here is my dress hanging in the bathroom that I got to get ready in at the bed and breakfast.
photo by Rachel Debell
So here is my question now . . .
where is your wedding dress?
How is it stored?
I do not want to spend the money to get it "preserved". I would like to store it someplace somewhat out of the way and yet where it will not be damaged. So, I would just like to know where you put yours and how you have it stored. Maybe writing this post and getting your feedback will finally inspire me, nearly a year later to find a home for it.
Presently it is hanging here:
right in the entry of our closet . . .
It has been in the entry closet, the craft closet, etc.
It needs a good home.