You wear your wedding dress on your wedding day with pride and glory. You work on it for months and spend thousands just to make it into reality. Many brides these days invest in wedding dress preservation to keep their treasured clothing in its best condition for future purposes. With the amount of money spent on wedding dress preservation, you must know the procedure your wedding dress will go through. 

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Your dress will undergo two major steps in the preservation process - the cleaning and preservation proper. Being hands-on on the preservation of your dress will ensure that it is well taken care of by the wedding dress preservation company of your choice. Below are a few useful tips on how to clean and preserve your wedding dress.

CLEANING

 

Cleaning is said to be the most important step in the wedding dress preservation process. It eliminates all the stains - visible and invisible. Neglecting this step will expose your wedding dress to damages. Unremoved stains are the culprit for the degradation of fabric fibers that causes yellowing of the dress. Below are a few tips you can use when you clean your dress.

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Choose a Professional Wedding Dress Cleaning Company

Research in your locality what cleaning company specializes in wedding dress cleaning. Make sure that these companies have professional cleaners that are adept in cleaning wedding dresses. Also, the company should be equipped with machines or technologies needed for the cleaning process. 

Check the Care Label

Bring with you the care label that is attached by the creators of your wedding dress. The label will help you and the cleaning company in choosing what type of cleaning procedure is applicable for your wedding dress.

Wet Cleaning or Dry Cleaning?

If you were not able to keep the care label of your wedding dress, the experts in the cleaning company will examine your wedding dress. The cleaning procedure to be applied to your wedding dress will depend on what type of fabrics and embellishments was used in your wedding dress. 

  • Wet Cleaning

Wet cleaning uses water in cleaning your wedding dress. This is suitable for wedding dresses made of silk, polyester, and other synthetic fibers. Wet cleaning removes water-based stains such as sweat and food stains.

  • Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning is used for oil-based stains such as food sauces and oils from perfumes. Chemicals are used to remove the stains. With this, extra care is needed especially for those wedding dresses that have intricate beading patterns.

Know the Price

If you are tight on budget, it is important to consider the price of the cleaning company. Prices vary from one cleaning company to another based on the services they offer. To determine the price of the cleaning procedure, cleaning companies also include the kind of fabrics and embellishment your wedding dress is made of. 

If it is made of luxurious fabrics and ornamentation, the cost of cleaning is expensive. The lesser the embellishment, the cheaper the cost.

PRESERVATION

 

After cleaning your wedding dress, it is now ready for the preservation process. There are a few options for preservation methods that you can apply for your wedding dress. Below are some wedding dress preservation tips for you.

Talk to the Experts

Since there are a lot of preservation methods available, you can talk to experts on what preservation method is best suited for your wedding dress. Experts will examine your wedding dress to know which method is more applicable in ensuring that your wedding dress will remain in its best condition as possible.

Research, research, research

Preserving your dress can be very costly. Research on different wedding dress preservation companies in your place and compare the services they offer and costs. This can help you save money in the course of preserving your wedding dress.

Know the Wedding Dress Preservation Kit

The most common kind of preservation method is using the wedding dress preservation kit. The kit is composed of the storage box and papers for wrapping. You should ask the preservation company on what are the materials used in creating the kit. Your storage box and wraps should be made of acid-free materials.

Storing and Inspection

When storing your wedding dress, you should keep it in a place where there are minimal temperature changes. Stay away from humid places such as attics and basements. Humidity can contribute to the growth of molds and mildews which can damage the fabrics of your wedding dress. 

Inspect your dress from time to time to make sure that it is still in good condition and is not exposed to risks. However, you can opt to let the wedding dress preservation company store your dress.

Your wedding dress might not be something that you wear from time to time but it holds a lot of significant memories on your wedding day. It is a keepsake that you can pass down to the next generation. Investing in wedding dress preservation will ensure that your treasured clothing will stay in its best condition throughout the years.