The dilemma of how to preserve your wedding dress should not be one that any Bride needs to be worried about.
Follow these few simple guidelines and your wedding dress
will be in great shape for years to come - just waiting for your daughter's big day.
Wedding dress preservation - follow these simple steps....
If you are planning to keep your wedding dress or pass it on to someone else, have a seamstress sew an extra piece of fabric or ribbon along the hem line. After dragging on the floor all day, some dresses never come clean along the hemline. Simply remove this extra piece and your dress is ready for the next bride.
Always... hang your wedding dress by loops inside the bridal gown that are connected to sturdy side seams, never by fragile shoulder seams that can stretch or sag.
Always... avoid storing your wedding dress in plastic bags or vacuum-sealed, plastic wrapped containers because plastic emits fumes that can yellow the wedding dress and trap moisture that mildews the dress.
Always... ask what precautions the specialist takes to protect delicate trims and decorations and how the cleaner guards against latent stains.
Always... choose a specialist who will personally process your wedding dress, never one who sends your bridal gown away to be cleaned.
Always... ask to inspect your wedding dress personally before it is put into the container, which should be a pH neutral or acid-free box lined with fabric or acid-free tissue.
Always... avoid storing your wedding dress in the attic or basement where there are extreme changes in temperature or humidity.
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