Bride discovers wedding dress is missing on social media

A Brisbane bride got her wedding gown back from the police just in time for her big day.

Bride Sharna Gurdon didn't even know it was lost until she saw hundreds of people sharing photos of it on social media.

"It was terrifying. It's every bride's worst nightmare," Ms Gurdon said.

Ms Gurdon had handed it in to be altered, the next time she saw it was at the local police station.

Sharna Gurdon didn't even know her dress was lost until she saw hundreds of people sharing photos of it on social media.

The tailor had wanted to take the dress home to work on it some more, but she had hung it on the back of her car and forgot it.

She then drove from her studio on Toowong, with the dress handing on the back of her car for five kilometres, until it got flung off on to the side of the road at Chelmer.

Ms Gurdon panicked when she saw posts about her dress on social media. Source: 7 News

A Good Samaritan noticed the dress and went door to door to try and find its owner and eventually handed it in to police.

Ms Gurdon spotted the dress on social media and had a lot of questions.

"I started bawling my eyes out and called the police straight away," Ms Gurdon said.

Four days out from her wedding she was reunited with the treasured gown.

Luckily the gown was returned to her just days before he wedding. Source: 7 News

Her mum, Karen Newell, said they are very grateful to the person who found it.

"Someone could have just picked it up and thought wow this is going on eBay or something," Ms Newell said.

"I just thank her from the bottom of my heart."

On Saturday, Ms Gurdon tied the knot with her partner wearing the rescued dress.