Clean And Preserve Wedding Gowns
After looking for the perfect wedding gown for what has seemed like a life time, you finally found it. On your wedding day you will look gorgeous and it will make you feel fulfilled. Your wedding dress will make you the center of attention and give you the experience of your life. But what about when the wedding is over? Will you leave it in a closet and forget about it or will you try and preserve the thing that made your day feel more special? If you are among the persons who decides that their wedding dresses are important even after the weddings, then it’s time to know how to preserve that special dress of yours.
Before even starting preserving the dress, you should really learn how to clean it. The best way to clean it at home is wet-cleaning. This method uses water and detergents and it’s very good for food stains and wine spills. Plus if the dress is properly rinsed , there will be no detergent left in the fabric that can deteriorate the dress trough time. Next step – preservation.
The best way to preserve a dress, not just a wedding dress, is to put it in a cotton bag. Cotton lets the fabric breath and prevents molding. Plastic bags are the worst thing to do to your wedding dress because it doesn’t let the moisture out. Another thing you shouldn’t do it to fold your dress.
Through time fabric weakens where it’s folded, just like paper does. The folds became permanent or worse, you might end up with a shredded wedding dress. The best way to keep the gown is to keep is out of light, in a big closet.
Try and remember to inspect it once in a while. Besides looking for problems it will remind you of your wedding day.