Janice’s Wedding Dress Story: Reopening a Box of Memories

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Janice’s Wedding Dress Story: Reopening a Box of Memories

by Janice

IMG_3370 I bought this dress in 1987 after trying on dozens of other dresses. I saw the dress in Vanity Fair magazine and hunted down a store that carried it. The store was in Atlanta, Georgia, and I traveled about two hours, from Chattanooga, Tenn., to see it. I immediately fell in love with it and bought it on the spot. The one change was that I had them add three feet on the train.  After the ceremony, I had the cleaners put it into a preservation box and did not see the dress again for more than 27 years.

About six months ago, with my 22-year-old daughter home for the weekend, I decided to open the box so she could try it on. It was as beautiful as I remember it, except for some oxidation stains. I sent it to Heritage Garment Preservation after doing quite a bit of research, and they looked like the best company.

I hope that someday one of my daughters will be walking down the aisle in this totally restored and beautiful gown!

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Thanks so much for sharing your story with us, Janice!

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