I read this and thought I would share!
A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to clean out our garage. Stored on a top shelf was the box containing my wedding dress. As I pulled it down, I wondered what it lookedl ike after 21 years.
After our wedding night I had sent it to the cleaners to be dry cleaned and boxed. It was returned to me with a gold seal across the opening.
I decided to break the seal to check the condition of the dress, hoping no moths had gotten to it.
When I opened the box, there was no wedding dress inside. My husband asked if I had let someone borrow it. "No," I replied, "the box has been sealed all this time."
Then it dawned on me that my dress had never been returned from the cleaners.
I never thought to check inside the box when I got it back. Please pass this on as a warning to future and current brides to check their wedding boxes!
Ladies. I opened my box. My dress was cleaned. I sent it away the day after the wedding (VERY sad day!) and it did not return until the end of January! It was placed inside a box that has a display window, sealed along the edges. That display box was then placed inside a carrying box. I could not wait to open it and see my dress! It was hiding all the days leading up to the wedding and was not in my posession while being cleaned. I opened the carrying box and saw that it was, in fact, my gown (I was starting to worry after waiting over 3 months for my dress to return!). It was all slumped at the bottom in a display box. I then cut the seal so I could tack my dress up to show case the bodice better. Once I was finished, I then sealed the box back up with mailing tape (It's thinner than the tape the cleaners used, but still does the job!). It is now displayed on my dresser and I look at it everyday :)