A Minnesota woman who had her wedding dress packaged for preservation 14 years ago said she opened up the box to show it to her daughter and discovered it was the wrong gown. When Wendie Taylor and her 12-year-old daughter were watching a wedding episode of American drama series Gilmore Girls, Taylor started sharing special moments of her own wedding, which soon led to the two ladies unwrapping the old box where Taylor’s wedding dress was preserved.
“After the episode, McKayla and I were talking and I said, ‘You’ve never actually seen my dress.’ And she said, ‘No, I haven’t, I’ve just seen pictures,'” Taylor told CBS.
However, when the duo opened the box to retrieve the gown, it happened to be another dress altogether. “We open the box and she saw the look of horror for lack of [laughs] because it wasn’t my dress,” Taylor told the news website. “It’s a beautiful dress. It’s not my dress,” she added.
In an attempt to get her wedding dress back as well as return the one she has, Taylor took to Facebook and shared her ordeal. “Help me recover my wedding dress and return the one I have to its owner!!! My dress was cleaned/preserved by Evans Garment Restoration in Minnesota, this would have been late 2006 or in 2007.”
“Evans does Restoration after fire or water damage. So most likely whoever has my dress had the work done through their insurance company as part of a claim and Evans was probably a subcontractor and not the one you are aware of working with.” Along with the post, Taylor included a picture of the dress and urged people to help her find the misplaced dress.
“Thank you in advance for your help! Updated photo includes a picture of the box that dress was kept in,” she wrote while concluding her post. Taylor posted a photo of the mystery dress, as well as photos of her own dress from her wedding, to Facebook in the hopes of finding the dress’ owner and hopefully getting her own garment back