A Complete Guide to Caring for Your Wedding Dress
Before, During & After Your Wedding Day
When your gown leaves our boutique:
TRANSPORT your gown in a vehicle where you can keep your dress flat. Your gown will be in a long garment bag to protect it.
HANG your gown as high as possible when you get home. Leave it in the bag to prevent dust from landing on your gown or if you want to take it out of the bag use a large garment protector to cover the dress and a clean sheet on the floor.
STEAM your gown if your gown needs it and the fabric can handle it! When traveling long distances with your gown, it may need to be touched up.
On your wedding day:
APPLY perfume and hair spray before putting on your wedding gown as the mist from such products may cause stains. Use care in dressing to avoid staining your gown.
STEP into your gown and have your bridesmaids put your shoes on for you.
COVER your gown with a towel or cape before applying any touch-up products such as hair spray or lipstick.
POLISH nails at least a day before your wedding. Wet nail polish on a silk garment can remove color, damaging the fabric permanently.
ASPHALT: It deteriorates the fibers of your gown while grinding the tar into the fabric and can not be removed. Have your bridesmaids hold up your skirt & train when walking on a driveway or street.
You are Married! Congratulations & Treasure Your Memories:
HANG your wedding gown by loops inside the gown that are connected to sturdy side seams, never by fragile shoulder seams that can stretch or sag.
AVOID storing your worn wedding gown for a long period of time in plastic bags or vacuum-sealed, plastic wrapped containers because plastic emits fumes that can yellow your bridal gown and trap moisture that mildews your wedding gown.
BRING your gown for cleaning & preservation ASAP after your wedding day to avoid permanent staining & discoloration. Other items may be stored with your gown, such as your veil or sash.
STORE your cleaned & preserved wedding gown in an area of constant temperature. Avoid storing your bridal gown in the attic or basement where there are extreme changes in temperature or humidity, this can discolor your gown.