After that frantic search for that picture perfect wedding gown, there is nothing you won’t do to maintain its spotless look, not only on the days leading up to the big event, but also on your wedding day. Preservation of your gown also includes maintaining its colour, shape and fabric.
There are various reasons why a wedding gown would get stained. For instance, a mix of dreary weather with the wrong choice of gown will create a total mess. Think of it this way; you are wearing that long and sweeping wedding dress and the grass is wet. There are high chances that the wedding dress will get stained.
Secondly, with all the merry making that will be going on at your wedding, it is important to be prepared for anything. A popped bottle of champagne, that sumptuous meat sauce, or whipped cream could find its way onto your gown. Considering that this will be one long day, you should be prepared for any eventuality.
Get a preservationist
If you plan to hire a wedding gown or are getting one from your family tree, it is also important to make it appear perfect for the wedding day. A preservationist should help you figure out how exactly to prepare your gown on the days and months leading up to your wedding. However, the person you choose should be well experienced and trained. Follow up on things like where the wedding gown will be taken for cleaning.
Yes it right for you to ask question about the dry cleaner, how much they are charging or about the kind of packing that they provide. Don’t feel guilty for asking questions about anything that concerns keeping that wedding dress in its best condition.
Know your wedding dress cleaning techniques
Do not fret over a spot on your wedding gown on the big day. There are numerous techniques that can be used to clean those spots that emerge out of the blues. Gentle cleansers can remove those simple stains that were formed out of champagne or something that can be easily cleaned. Alternatively, traditional cleaning methods which involve cleaning the stain first before dry cleaning it are also reliable ways of cleaning your wedding gown. The solvents in the washing machine should be safe for the fragile decorations but they can also be protected with muslin during the cleaning cycle. Petroleum-based solvents which can be used as stain removers are great because they nourish certain fabrics and can give them that extra sheen.
Know how to handle your gown
While some people choose to put it in a box that is seemingly protective others opt to tuck it away in different ways so long as the packaging is right. In addition to handling your wedding gown before the wedding day, it is important to ensure that you try to protect it on that special day. Eat wisely. This is not the day to sample everything.
You can also carry a bridal survival kit with a few solvents or to help clean out those quick stains from your wedding dress.