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Protecting Your Wedding Gown

Posted by David Whitehurst on May 3, 2011

Bride in Her Wedding Gown 

A wedding gown is so much more than just a dress, and it represents so many things to the woman who wears it. 


A bride and her wedding gown are so connected that brides will often have nightmares about a disaster to her wedding gown.

To have a stain on your wedding gown could be a disastrous event.  Not only would it put a literal smudge on your wedding photos, but it could prevent you from handing the dress down to loved ones in the future. 

To make sure that your gown stays in tip top condition, there are a few steps you can take to help avoid and prevent the dreaded stains and other wedding gown disasters.


Before the Wedding

If you're storing your dress for a long period of time before your wedding, be sure to hang it somewhere that receives no direct sunlight.  UV rays could damage the color, as well as the integrity of the fabric, on your wedding gown. 

Similarly, don't store your dress in plastic unless you are sure that there will be no condensation in the storage space.  Heavy precipitation or even high humidity could cause an ugly outbreak of mold and mildew when the gown gets no air circulation.  And never leave your gown in a plastic bag for more than a week or two.

Take precautions to store your wedding gown where it is protected from kids and pets.  You just never know what mightBride in her Wedding Gown with Flowers happen!

There are many precautions you can take while planning your wedding day to help prevent damage to your dress.  For example, be aware of the flowers that are in the bouquet.  If you have chosen one with a strongly colored stamen, ask the florist to remove all of the heavy pollen before bringing it to the wedding.  This will prevent most stains caused by the flowers.

Dark wine and chocolate fountains are very popular at weddings, but are also the leading cause of wedding gown disasters.  Carefully consider how to cater your event yo avoid messy spills and stains!  And beware of the stain traps to avoid a wedding gown disaster.


At the Wedding

Choose a deodorant that is also an antiperspirant on your wedding day.  This will help keep you cool, as well as prevent unbecoming stains to your wedding gown.  If you are wearing a lot of make-up or hair product, be very careful when pulling the wedding dress over your head.  Ask for help from your bridesmaids and move slowly!  Consider using a makeup mask to protect your dress.

Many brides also experience wedding gown disasters on the way to their wedding.  To avoid this catastrophe cover your backseat with a white sheet, and lay your wedding gown carefully on top of it.  Consider covering the gown with another white sheet, or use a queen-size sheet and fold it over the gown.  Leave your windows up to prevent outside debris from dusting the gown, and drive carefully!


After the Wedding

Identify your wedding gown specialist before your wedding.  Arrange for your Mom, Maid of Honor, Sister or someone…to take you wedding gown to your wedding gown specialist for cleaning and preservation while you're on you honeymoon.  The sooner you take your wedding gown to your specialist, the better.  

Proper wedding gown care requires cleaning and preservation after the wedding.  To find a qualified wedding gown specialist in your area to help you, check out this link to the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists.  Knowing there is a professional who has the knowledge to properly care for wedding gown problems might just turn your nightmares into your gown's version of "Happliy Ever After."

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