by Karen Bates
(last updated July 27, 2015)
Your wedding day is a special time that is full of excitement. You will probably spend a lot of time celebrating with family and friends, enjoying great food and drinks, and basking in attention from your guests. Although a lot of work goes into a wedding celebration, it can all be worth it for the memories made and the overall experience.
One important part of the wedding day for many people is, of course, the wedding dress. This beautiful gown displays the bride's personality and sense of style, and it may take a lot of searching to finally find just the right one. The quest for the perfect dress can be challenging, and there are many styles to choose from that the bride may have to consider.
But what about after the big day? Since you went to so much trouble to get your perfect dress, you will want to make sure it is taken care of once the wedding is over. This does not mean simply shoving it in the back of your closet. Instead, be sure your gown is properly preserved so it will be safe and can be enjoyed in the future.
If you are interested in wedding gown preservation, the easiest option is to take your dress to a professional dry cleaner that offers this service. Here, your dress will be spot-treated, and then it will be cleaned. If any repairs need to be made on the dress, some shops can take care of this for you as well as the cleaning. After the dress has been cleaned, it will be packaged in a special box to keep it safe during storage. Your dress will be packed away with acid-free paper to help prevent creasing and yellowing.
To keep your dress looking great for years to come, there are certain things to remember. You should store your dress in a dry place to prevent mold or mildew from developing, and avoid extremes in temperature. If your gown is boxed, you may need to refold it every few years (while wearing gloves) to prevent creasing. Also remember to keep the dress out of the light, since this can ruin it. Store it in a place where humidity and temperature will not fluctuate often.
By preserving and properly storing your wedding gown, you will be able to enjoy it years later. Take care of your gown correctly, and it will remain in good condition.
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