A bridal gown needs proper care before and after the wedding day. This has often been a least discussed topic but we will go ahead and let it out. The dresses have unique features that require keen attention while storing them. They are designed with delicate materials that are vulnerable to stains and oxidation.
Let’s discuss a few tips on how you can give your Bridal Gown that sparkling look long after your big day.
Inquire from the supplier
Before purchasing a bridal gown, one must know what they are getting into, details such guarantees, and possible damages must be addressed. Avoid suppliers who are not clear on guarantees should something bad happen to your dress. It’s important to note that different fabrics require specialized care. The supplier should provide instructions on how to care for your dress.
Know how to clean your Gown
Cleaning your gown is important in ensuring proper care of your dress. Bridal gowns are pricey and you don’t want your investment to go into waste on something that can be avoided. Stains are the major enemy that would turn an otherwise sparkling gown to an old rug. Stains are known to oxidize your dress which ends up destroying the original color of your bridal gown. There are two ways of cleaning your gown, one is using the usual hand washing technique by using cleansers and the second one is utilizing a washing machine. The second option requires a bit of attention when it comes to the type of solvent you use in the machine to act as the stain remover. Its important to ask a specialist on what are the appropriate solvents to use on a specific bridal gown to avoid any possible damages.
Choose the ideal packaging material
After cleaning your bridal gown, you need a proper packaging material to keep your gown’s shine on. It is advisable that you ensure that the packaging material is clean and acid free. A PH neutral box is used to store the wrapped gown because of its ability to adjust with changing temperatures. Some boxes are designed with a viewing window that allows you to view the gown without having to open the box. If you settle for this kind of box, ensure that you keep it away from direct sunlight, which might end up yellowing your dress.
The last tip that you need to know while handling your bridal gown is to always use clean gloves to keep off dirt, which might end up staining your dress.