Your wedding dress is likely one of the most treasured garments you will ever own, attached to many wonderful memories of a happy day. Though you aren’t likely to wear it again after the big day, many brides like to keep their gown safely stored away as a keepsake. With that in mind, it is very important that you get your dress properly cleaned and preserved after the big day – here is why and how it is done.
Why does a wedding dress need specialist cleaning?
There are DIY cleaning kits out there, regular dry cleaners, and some people might even consider putting their wedding dress in the washing machine (hint: don’t do this!). However, the safest option for your wedding dress is to get it cleaned by a specialist.
This is because a wedding dress is no ordinary garment and requires very delicate treatment to ensure no damage is done. They are often made from fine materials, such as silk and lace, and these can be degraded if they come into contact with certain chemicals.
Specialists cleaners understand that every dress is different and will use a bespoke approach to cleaning your wedding dress, to ensure that the utmost care is given while still removing any marks or stains.
What is involved in cleaning and preserving a wedding dress?
Now that you understand why professional cleaning is required for your wedding dress, you might be a little more curious about the process.
You may also be able to include the preservation of your wedding dress in this process – and the steps involved are as follows:
- Specialist cleaning process of the dress to (carefully) remove any stains.
- Any necessary repairs are taken care of by an expert seamstress.
- The dress is delicately pressed and steamed.
- Finally, it is wrapped in layers of acid-free tissue paper and carefully packaged in an acid-free wedding dress box – this will keep it preserved for years to come without being affected by changing temperatures or humidity.
The wedding dress cleaning and preservation process is thorough and that is because your wedding dress deserves the best so that you can keep it safe and remember your wedding day fondly for many years to come.
About the author: Confetti Wedding Dress Cleaning are specialists devoted to the cleaning and preservation of wedding dresses. They love all things relating to weddings and are committed to helping you restore and save the treasured memories from your special day.