Your wedding; that wonderful sweeping romantic event that starts your life down the road of discovery of one’s eternal love with your new husband.
And let’s face it; you, as the bride, were the spectacular centre of attention and beauty at that event. Indeed, weddings are designed to accentuate the bride and yours did exactly that, didn’t it?
Why Clean And Preserve Your BRIDAL DRESS?
Of course, a huge part of accentuating your beauty was your bridal dress. This is now probably the most important gowns in your life; packed with memories, memories of the search for it, the trying of many until you found the perfect one you fell deeply in love with, the memories of the delightful day of the marriage and the fun had by all at the reception after it.
And now you need to preserve those memories forever.
Why do it now?
So now that happy day is over and relegated to your storehouse of wonderful memories.
Following the excitement and stress of the marriage and all things leading up to it, most brides would like to kick back and relax a bit. maid of honor duties list They’re in honeymoon mode!
Although the best intentions are to deal with the cleaning of them very soon, over half of all wedding dresses suffer the same fate at the moment. They’re simply folded and stuffed back to the box from whence they came. Only this time, it isn’t the brilliantly clean and crisp garment it was when it arrived. Stains both visible and invisible remain lurking on the fabric to do their damaging work. About 4 to 5 months later, the bride or mother of the bride finally may decide to do something about it.
However, damage can already be there from these stains after only a few months. Yellowing and browning can occur within just a couple months. Stains can also migrate to other areas on the garment. After the wedding, immediate focus on the garment is very important.
With all the details preparing for the wedding and reception, it will be a shame to cut this level of attention to details short with regards to your beautiful wedding dress.
You wouldn’t desire to inspect your dress months or years down the road only to think it is is too late to accomplish anything about its deterioration.
The Grit And Stains Assaulting Your Dress
With all the beauty and grace at your wedding, there is grit and dirt there too as well, wasn’t there? How could there not be? It is almost a certainty that your matrimonial dress was assaulted and violated by some foreign grime.
In and out of the car (or limousine), the floor length hemline of your gown could be caught in the door, picking up grease! If it’s left sticking out of the entranceway during the trip, then heaven knows everything you picked up when it comes to road dirt. Simply walking across lawns and parking lots, dirt and grass stains may be ground into your hemline aswell. And this can occur just through the wedding photographs!
Then, of course, there’s the reception.
Eating, drinking, dancing, talking and bumping into people, sober and otherwise. Needless to say, this can be the occasion of yours and your husband’s nuptials where you are the centre of the celebration and everyone really wants to have a piece of your attention! Your friends and loved ones in your area wanting to touch, grab, pull and tug you and your gown. And who knows what your beautiful bridal attire found in the washroom? It really is inevitable; some undesirable stain will probably be slopped, ground or otherwise transferred on your bridal gown.
You will see the visible grime of course; grease, road filth, grass stains, dinner and dessert blotches, colourful drink splashes, and maybe even some mysterious makeup intrusion.
Then there is the invisible and insidious soiling; champagne, sugars and colourless alcohol. Even your own body can betray you with perspiration that may introduce acids, body oils, salts, ammonia, enzymes and bacteria to the fabric of your gorgeous gown. These stains are all unseen until they yellow after a time.
What’s more is all of these stains can be transferred to other parts of your garment if left alone. It is absolutely far better address the cleaning and preservation of your wedding dress immediately.
Other Dress Damage
Of course physical damage can occur as well such as stepping on the garment hemline, by both you and others. Dancing, bending and tugging will stretch and stress the seams in your waist, bustle, sleeves and neckline. Your delicate endowments such as lace, embroidery and beading on your own matrimonial dress, sequins, belts, sashes and jackets can easily be damaged by the events of the day.