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How to Preserve Your Wedding Gown

January 09, 2012 0 Comments Wedding General by Administrator

If you’re getting married soon you’ll be in the midst of making all sorts of arrangements for your big day. Not only do you have to order wedding invitations, bonbonnieres, flowers, food and music (amongst other things) but you also have to buy the perfect wedding dress that will make you look simply fabulous. This entire exercise is bound to cost quite a bit of money and indeed, it’s worth it, considering that this is the most special day of your life. Your wedding gown in particular might cost you a packet. As a result, you need to make sure that you preserve it correctly so that it remains in pristine condition for as long as possible.

You need to make the correct arrangements for you wedding gown so that it is cleaned properly immediately after the wedding. You are bound to have food stains and wine spills on your dress no matter how careful you have been while wearing it. Besides, perspiration as well as oils from the skin can also discolor it over time. It would be best if you had a trusted person give your dress to a reliable dry cleaner when you go off on your honeymoon. Don’t wait to do this when you come back because most stains should be taken care of as soon as possible.

While cleaning your dress is important, you also need to know how to store it correctly. First of all, you need to inspect that dress that comes back from the cleaners in order to check whether they have done a good job on it. If you are satisfied that your gown is cleaned well you should fold it carefully and store it in a special box made of acid free materials after wrapping it is muslin. Don’t fold the dress flat because this will lead to creases that will never go away. Instead, you should stuff the gown with acid free tissue paper. This will enable it to sit well in the box.

Don’t leave moth balls in the box where they can come in contact with the fabric of the dress because they can leave stains on it. You should also open the box from time to time every year or so in order to inspect it. This will ensure that fresh air comes into the box and prevents the dress from having a musty smell. You should always fold the dress differently each time you open it so that you prevent permanent creases from happening. Your dress will definitely tear along a permanent crease after some time.

Many brides collect all sorts of keepsakes from their big day so that they can look at them whenever they want. This collection usually includes their wedding invitations, music programs, bonbonnieres, pressed or dried flowers used in the décor as well as their gown. You too could do the same if you plan things well. In fact, if your wedding dress is preserved well there is no reason why your daughter or granddaughter cannot use it as well in the future!

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