How to Help Keep Your Wedding Gown as Vibrant as the Day You Wore it

September 30, 2018 11:59 pm
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Arthur Anton, Jr.

Many brides choose to host a Fall wedding in New England due to the changing of the leaves and comfortable climate. Despite everything associated with planning your wedding, it is important to take preliminary steps to ensure your gown is cared for properly both before and after the big day.

Here are a few tips on how to keep your dress looking its best:

 

Before the Wedding:

    1. If the bodice of the dress is stuffed with cardboard and tissue, keep the tissue in place until just before you’re ready to wear it, this will help prevent wrinkling.
    2. When hanging your wedding gown, make sure to hang it by the loops inside the gown which are connected to sturdy side seams. This will help prevent the stretching or sagging that can be caused by hanging a gown by fragile shoulder seams.
    3. Don’t store your dress in a plastic bag, vacuum sealed bag, or plastic wrapped container. The plastic emits fumes that could yellow your gown and trap in moisture and mildew.

After the Wedding:

  1. Take your gown to be preserved by a professional cleaner as soon as possible after the wedding. This will help prevent stains from becoming permanent. You can contact me, at aanton@antons.comcreate new email, with any questions about preserving your wedding gown at Anton’s Cleaners.
  2. If you know the origin of any stains, be sure to alert your dry cleaner.
  3. Never store your bridal gown in the attic or basement where there are extreme changes in temperature or humidity.