Finding the perfect gown is paramount to a bride’s happiness on her big day, and while this process can take months and endless alterations, the dress is only worn for a few hours. In that short amount of time, however, it’s easy to damage and stain your wedding dress. Following your big day, storing your wedding dress should be a priority – here are a few tips for success.
- Thoroughly inspect the dress after the wedding. Make notes on tears, loose hems, stains and any other damage.
- Take your dress and your list of damages to a dry cleaner as soon as possible. Stains will set and become more difficult to remove the longer the dress remains in unfavorable condition.
- When you get your dress back from your dry cleaners, inspect it against the list you previously compiled to ensure all damage has been reversed.
- Transport your dress in a cotton fabric bag, as opposed to plastic, because plastic doesn’t allow the fabric to properly breathe. Do this directly before and after the wedding, too.
- Store your wedding dress wrapped in an acid free paper to prevent discoloration.
- Long-term wedding dress storage should be done in a box that fits the dress comfortably without excess pressure. Keep the box in a dry, non-lit space. Too much light will cause the wedding dress to yellow.
Many companies offer wedding dress storage preparation for you, and if they’re reputable and have favorable reviews, this is often a great way to go. However, it’s wise to have a trusted dry cleaner assess the dress before packaging it away so you can guarantee its good condition before storage.
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