Your wedding day is a moment in time you will remember forever both in your heart and through heirlooms like pictures, your ring and maybe even your bouquet. You can also preserve this day by preserving your wedding gown.
Some brides don't see the point of wedding gown preservation. I want to outline some key reasons why you should go ahead and invest in wedding gown preservation.
I talk with many past brides who wish they had done a better job saving their wedding dress because the dress is one of the most important heirlooms from your wedding day. Wedding gown preservation means you can enjoy this heirloom for years to come and share the heirloom with your own children and grandchildren. You may not realize it now, but future generations really do value these family treasures. Think about what having your own grandmother's or mother's dress would mean to you.
Isn't it Romantic?
Some brides like the romanticism of saving their wedding dress. You may want to try it on from time to time, pull it out for a recommitment ceremony or schedule a photo shoot for yourself after the wedding, a growing trend among brides. I've also seen significant anniversary parties (maybe 10, 25 or 40 years) with the preserved dress on a mannequin. Wedding gown preservation will be the romantic symbol of your wedding day to enjoy forever.
Pass it On
Vintage wedding dresses have tremendous value to your future heirs and other women who will become important to you throughout your life. Wedding gown preservation means you can pass on your beautiful wedding gown for someone else to wear, treasure and pass on. Vintage dresses have extra significance when brides wear gowns from their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters.
You will always remember your wedding day and your memories will never fade. Your wedding gown, though, will fade. Even if you don't know what you plan to do with your wedding gown in the future or see it as an unnecessary cost, you may change your mind later when it's too late. Plan ahead now for wedding gown preservation so you can hang on to this precious heirloom for generations to come.