Your wedding dress is one of the most important garments you own, even if you don’t really wear it more than once. It represents an important day in your life, a special moment that symbolized the next step in your life. Since it has so much sentimental value, it’s important that you keep your wedding dress looking its absolute best for years to come. Whether you wore your dress years ago, or are keeping it ready for your big day, you’ll need these four things to preserve your wedding dress.
- Proper Handling Techniques
While the movies often show brides-to-be swinging their dresses around their bedrooms and incessantly hugging them, this is a terrible idea for real-world gowns. Wedding dresses are very delicate pieces of clothing, ones that require you to be extra careful when handling them. Always wash your hands and dry them completely before handling your dress. If you can, wear a pair of white cotton gloves for added protection. Before you remove it from its packaging, pay careful attention to how it was put in. When you’re done handling it, try and return it to that packaging that same way.
- Professional Cleaners
Even fresh off the rack, wedding gowns will need a good cleaning. And after the big day, you’ll definitely need to have the dress cleaned. Wedding cake and champagne, after all, are difficult to get out o
n your own. Try and take your dress to the professionals as soon as you can after your wedding day. If you already have a trusted cleaner, ask them if they clean wedding dresses as well. If you don’t, look for cleaners who specialize in wedding dresses. Wedding dresses are made from unique materials and often have delicate decorations, so finding a professional that specializes in wedding dress cleaning is absolutely essential.
- The Perfect Garment Bag
Wedding dress preservation is nearly impossible without the right garment bag. At PresevAll, we have developed a specialized wedding dress garment bag that keeps your dress looking its best for years to come. The secret is our Intercept Technology™, which absorbs and neutralizes atmospheric gasses that cause fabrics to yellow and colors to fade, and also prevents mold and mildew.
- The Right Space
While having the right garment bag is absolutely essential for wedding gown preservation, you’ll also need to store your dress, in the bag, at the right location. Most of the time, the perfect spot for your wedding gown is actually right in front of you: your closet. Closets are cool, dark, and generally undisturbed, which makes them the perfect place for wedding gowns. Walk-in closets are the best, since you can keep your wedding dress in an often-undisturbed location to reduce the chances of harming the material. If no such place exists, you can carefully lay the dress under your bed, provided that such a space is dedicated solely to your gown and nothing else.
Your wedding dress is important, which is why you need to do everything you can to keep it looking its best. With these four things, you should be able to enjoy your wedding dress, now and in the future.