If you, too, want to preserve your wedding dress, this blog is for you. Preserving a dress that symbolizes such an important milestone in your life, however, isn’t as easy as it may sound.
To make sure your beautiful wedding gown lasts for a lifetime, here are a few things you need to do:
1. Check for stains
This is the first thing you need to do. Check your dress meticulously to ensure that there are no stains. You may think that it is spotless but sometimes, the stains you can’t see do the most damage. For instance, white wine spills may seem invisible at first glance but they caramelize over time and turn darker. They cannot be removed by regular dry cleaning. Work with a professional cleaner or preservationist to deal with such stains.
2. Don’t wait for too long to preserve your dress
When it comes to preserving your wedding dress, time is of the essence. Some brides tend to wait for months before taking their dress to be preserved, but that only provides ample time for the stains to set in. The longer you wait to get your dress to the preservationist, the higher the chances of sunlight and oxidation damaging it permanently. After your wedding, store it in a cool, dry place and do not wait for more than three months to get it preserved.
3. Consider the preservation costs
Preserving your wedding dress is a pretty big expense so before you decide to do it, think about whether it is financially feasible for you. You need to figure this cost into your wedding budget. On average, a preservationist can serve you anywhere between $250 to $2,500. Gowns that are heavily embellished, with big layered skirts and long trains, usually cost more to be preserved. For best results, you can always ask your bridal salon to recommend a preservation company.
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