Some of the wedding dress preservation companies expouse the benefits of not sealing their gown preservation boxes. It is suggested that one benefit is that the gown or the wedding gown fabric can “breathe”.
This sounds great. You don’t want your dress to just sit there in stale air.
But when you really think about it, the concept is laughable. In fact just the opposite is true.
Wedding dresses don’t have lungs, neither does the fabric they are made of. Breathe….for what, how? Sure we can consider that when fabric is left out the air can circulate through it and we might consider that the fabric breathes.
But think about that for a minute.
Why would you want air passing through your wedding dress fabric? Air carries contaminants. Not just dust, but other microbes and chemicals. Your fabric just offers a nice filter to these substances.
Why do these companies say things like that? It sounds good until you think about it and examine the reasons. Then their logic falls apart.
When your wedding gown preservation box is sealed it doesn’t allow air to circulate through you dress fabric. There isn’t any chance that the contaminants passing through the air all of the time will settle in the fabric of your dress.
Sealing your wedding dress preservation box all provides a barrier to moisture. Moisture can ruin your dress. Moisture can cause mildew. Keeping moisture out of your dress for long term storage is paramount. Sealing the box does this.
Finally, sealing your preservation box also keeps out insects. We have reports all of the time of brides who have opened up their storage boxes and found insects in their bridal dress. Spiders, earwigs, pill-bugs, and beetles are the most common complaints.
There is no reason to take a chance with insects ruining your beautiful wedding dress.
When you consider all of the benefits to having your wedding gown preservation box sealed it really becomes a must! Don’t jepordize the security and safety of a sealed box. A company that wants to preserve your wedding dress in an un-sealed box isn’t giving you the service you deserve.
Article by Don Clifton owner “Celestial Selections Bridal”