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As most of us are short of cash due to this COVID nonsense, every time I would wistfully express my dream of getting my wedding dress preserved I was met with a staunch “no” from my husband and my finances.
Most of the bridal industry is aware of the state of the world, such as David’s Bridal, whose prices have slashed to $119 for their gown preservation, but that still wasn’t low enough.
This weekend my husband and I finally got around to writing our thank-you notes. We finished in one go, and in the process found a $100 Visa gift card. I figured we would save it for grocery shopping.
At the end of writing our thank-you notes, my husband turned to me and said, “M.B., I think you should use this on that thing you want. The thing that’s wedding related.”
I literally did not know what it was in that moment, so I said, “I don’t want to guess, sweetie,” More books?
“Come on, you know what it is. You’ve been asking for it for months.”
“I don’t want to be presumptuous. Jus tell me hon.”
At this point he smiled huge and said, “You can use this to preserve your wedding dress!”
Well, my goodness, finally!
At first I did try to go to David’s bridal, thinking I could use two forms of payment, but to no avail. Then… I had an idea.
Go to Amazon.
I had seen wedding dress preservation kits there before while googling for them.
I saw one for $101… another for $101…
Finally one for $75.95 with decent ratings and an instructional video link on YouTube.
This is not a product review, but I ended up purchasing the Foster-Stephens, inc White Heirloom Wedding Gown Storage and Preservation Box, and I am ecstatic. I called my mom and sister about it. I told my old roommate about it.
I will have a product review of the kit when it comes in on Sunday.
FYI: My husband had written me a calligraphy note, and did you know he’s designing me my dream garden in Autocad?
Sometimes, people think of you in the strangest of times. I guess that’s part of marriage.