You spent a great deal of time selecting your Wedding Dress.You may hope that one day a daughter may wear your dress and or a younger sister. Or you may want to hold on to your beautiful dress for sentimental reasons. Either way, your wedding gown is a treasured keepsake that if properly cleaned and preserved , can last for years.
After the wedding, many bridal gowns are left in the plastic garment bag, with good intentions of cleaning and preservation soon.That soon often turns into weeks, and than years. this procrastination can cause serious damage to your gown:
- Oxidation of stains and unseen spills. Your dress may have noticeable stains from food or make-up, or the hem may be soiled. Or your dress may look clean to your eyes, but do not be fooled, spills from alcoholic beverages or clear soda dry clear, but oxidize with time , turning brown and becoming more difficult to remove. Body perspiration may cause the dress lining to turn brittle over time. Your dress needs to be cleaned to keep it in the best possible condition possible.
- Plastic fumes: Gowns kept in plastic gown bags are exposed to the harmful fumes, that give off chemical fumes that cause bridal gowns to turn yellow.You never want to leave your dress in the plastic bag that came with your dress, and if you had it cleaned but not preserved the same goes for Dry cleaners plastic bags.
- Cleaning your Wedding Gown by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists ensures your wedding gown remains in the best possible condition.
Ideally , cleaning and wedding dress preservation should be done within days or weeks of your wedding day.