Today’s brides are uaually interested in long term storage and possible preservation of their wedding dress. Wedding gown preservation done right is the key to successfully doing this.
Perspiration, wine, champagne, food, cake frosting can all result in stains that are hard to remove. The longer the stain is in the material the more difficult it is to remove. Stains darken over time. Once these stains have darkened it makes them even more difficult to remove from your wedding dress.
Wedding dresses today have very complex construction with different layers of various fabrics and materials such as lace, bridal satin or taffeta, cotton stiffeners, and boning. Each layer can react differently to staining and the stain removal process.
Do not store your wedding gown long term at home without proper preparation. A wedding dress should not be hung in a closet long term. Even if you use a padded hanger gowns will stretch out at the shoulders and bodice. Cedar trunks, used to be a traditional way of storage but can also be damaging to your dress. The wood is highly acidic and gives off gases that can act as a catalyst in the deterioration of the wedding gown fabrics.
Boxing a wedding dress in unbuffered acid-free materials works the best and is recommended for long term storage. Placing it in a sealed box will keep dust and dirt from settling on the fabric surface which can result in darkened gray fold line. The fabric folds in the dress should be lined or rolled with white acid-free tissue paper.
Infestation from insects is always an area of concern. The fabrics in wedding dresses are extremely attractive to moths and beetles, plus silver fish eat celluosic materials like cotton and linen. To help prevent insects from destroying your wedding dress make sure your dress is placed in a sealed environment.
Gown storage location itself is also very important. Your basement can often be humid and or sometimes damp. Attics are also not recommended because of the excessive heat that builds up in the summertime. It is best to store your dress under your bed or in the bottom of your closet.
The best advice is get your wedding dress cleaned and preserved professionally by a company you can trust.
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