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How to Preserve Your Wedding Gown

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Shopping for your wedding gown in South Jordan was undoubtedly one of the most memorable experiences leading up to your wedding. As a premier bridal boutique in South Jordan, Versailles Atelier wants to give you some tips for preserving your bridal gown, so it looks just as beautiful 25 years from now as it did on the day you got married.

Protecting Your Wedding Dress

The best way to protect your bridal dress at your South Jordan wedding is to plan ahead. Although you will want to have your wedding dress cleaned as soon as possible after the wedding by a dry cleaner with experience in cleaning wedding gowns, the job will be easier if you are able to keep your dress as stain-free as possible.

Some of the hardest stains to get out of fabrics are chocolate, grease, lipstick, blood, red wine, tomato sauce, grass and red dye. Are you serving food at your wedding with red sauce? We suggest you skip that course. Don’t let anyone with a glass of red wine come near you, and stay away from maraschino cherries as well.

Most wedding cakes are not chocolate (as delicious as this choice is), but even vanilla cake can leave a stain, as the frosting likely will have butter in it. If you must eat foods containing grease, eat carefully over the table.

Opting to buy a bridal dress in Salt Lake City that has a train can also make for a stain challenge. Even though dresses with trains are usually equipped with snaps or clips to keep them off the floor after the ceremony, it may be too late by then, especially if your wedding is outdoors. Your train or even your hem may get dirt or grass stains on it. Talk to us about whether your wedding gown is safe to Scotchgard.

Cleaning Your Wedding Dress

Designate a friend or family member to rush your dress to the nearest qualified dry cleaner as soon as you take it off. Fresh stains are much easier to remove than stains that have set in.

Many dry cleaners specialize in cleaning and preserving wedding gowns. These dry cleaners are skilled in spotting and removing stains others can’t see, such as white wine, which if not promptly removed, can show up years later as a dark stain.

DIY Wedding Dress Preservation

If you choose to DIY wedding gown preservation, make sure you have the right materials on hand. You’ll want silica gel packs to put inside the box to prevent moisture from building up and causing your dress to mildew.

Choose an acid-free container, especially if your gown contains cotton fibers. Cotton is more vulnerable to exposure to acid, and the fibers can break down over time. If the box you want to store your wedding gown in has a window that allows you to see the dress through the box, make sure you store it away from sunlight to avoid fading.

Avoid hanging your dress on a hanger as well, even if you use black plastic to cover and protect it. Spending years on a hanger will damage the shape of your dress.

Best Bridal Shop in South Jordan

Your children — or your grandchildren or even your great-grandchildren — will be thrilled you took the time and trouble to preserve the stunning wedding gown you bought at Versailles Atelier, serving brides in Salt Lake City, South Jordan and all of northern Utah.

For more information about cleaning and preserving your wedding gown, talk to the professional team at Versailles Atelier today.

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