The vows have been said, the cake has been cut, the first dance was super-romantic, and the honeymoon was one joy after another. Now that the craziness is officially over, it is time to take care of one of the most important mementos from the Big Day: your wedding gown. Use the following seven tips to ensure your gown stays as beautiful as it was the day you said "I do."
Hang By The Loops
Hang your wedding dress by its inside loops. Never, ever hang the gown by its shoulder seams, as the weight of the dress can cause everything to sag or stretch. Not good!
Choose The Right Specialist
Work with a wedding gown preservation specialist who will clean the gown with expert precision in-house. If a so-called specialist says the gown will be sent away for cleaning, move on.
Ask The Right Questions
Ask your specialist what care will be taken concerning the delicate parts of your gown, such as the beadwork, trim, and other embellishments. Some solvents and other cleaning chemicals can cause beadwork and other delicate pieces to warp or melt.
Don't Store The Gown In A Plastic Bag
Refrain from storing your wedding gown in a plastic bag, even if it is vacuum-sealed. Plastic bags emit fumes that can cause your dress to yellow over time, while shrink-wrap containers may hold moisture and cause mildew problems.
Stay Clear Of Extreme Temperatures
Store your wedding gown in a temperature-controlled area, not a space subject to extremes. This means keeping the dress out of your basement or attic.
Team Wedding has been an authorized dealer for The Wedding Gown Preservation Company since 2002. We wanted to use this section to help people learn more about wedding dress preservation.