Wedding dress is one of the most expensive things that you can own. At the average cost of 1350$ (depending on the country), your wedding dress might easily become one of the most precious things that are in your closet. That is why you need certain skills of storage to keep the dress clean, in order, and flat – before and after your wedding day.
Before the Wedding Day
So, you have finally found your perfect dress. What you need to do now is to keep it safe until the day of the wedding ceremony. Do you think it’s easy? Sometimes you can run into some problems, but don’t worry. We will share some tips with you.
You should lay your gown at the back seat of your car. There should be enough place for both the gown and the train. If your dress has any kinds of embellishments, wrap and secure them with plastic or tissue paper.
Hang the Dress
You should hang your wedding gown on some safe place in your home – door frame would work just fine. Leave the gown in the bag, since that is the only way to prevent accidental stains and damages. However, if your bag is made of plastic, switch for something that will allow your dress to breathe. If your dress has a long train at the back, open the bag and prevent the dress from wrinkling. If your dress is extremely heavy, maybe you should consider laying it down, instead of hanging.
Ironing – Yes or No?
Even if your skills of storage are now at the maximum level, there are still some things you should do before the wedding day. For instance – ironing your gown. If you are traveling out of town to get married, the fact is that you will undoubtedly need touch-ups.
Use a clean and flat sheet between the iron and the dress. That is how you will protect it from the direct heat. Use low heat for chiffon, crepe, and lace. The medium heat should be used for satin and stretchy materials, while you can use high temperature only for cotton and linen, but with the flat sheet.
On the Day of Wedding Ceremony
Everything is ready for the big day, but there are still some things that can go wrong. Let’s see how to keep clean and protect your gown from makeup, perfume, etc.
Be Careful When Dressing
You should be careful when stepping into your dress if you already have makeup on. Apply perfume or hair spray before putting your dress on, to avoid the stains.
If you use those last moment before the ceremony to do some small touch-ups, don’t forget to cover your gown with a towel.
Let Bridesmaid Help You
Let your bridesmaids help you when you walk to the ceremony location. Unfortunately, the stains from asphalt can’t be removed!
After the Wedding Day
Now, when you made through the big day, you should apply all your skills of storage once again and protect your wedding gown.
Hang the Dress (Again)
You should hang your dress again, but this time avoid keeping it in a plastic bag for too long. It can trap the moisture and make the yellow stains on the gown.
Take the Gown to Professional Cleaning
Cleaning your wedding gown is a tricky process. Leave it to the professionals, and don’t worry about it. Avoid storing the gown in the basement or attic, if you don’t want the extreme temperatures to ruin the dress.