Wedding Gowns

For many women, a wedding gown is the most important clothing purchase of their lifetime. It is an investment that should be preserved with the best cleaning and storing methods available. No one wants to take chances with something as precious as a wedding gown. These are our expert tips on how to care for your gown so that it stays in perfect condition for years to come.

Box storage

Use only an acid-free box with acid-free tissue paper. Regular cardboard and tissue break down over time, damaging fabrics. Select a box that is large enough. Cramming your gown into a too-small box or folding it too many times can cause permanent creasing and weaken the fabric. Wrap your gown entirely in acid-free tissue before …

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Hanging storage

Plastic garment bags are a definite don’t-they give off undetectable fumes that can severely weaken and damage the garment fibers. It is essential that the gown be allowed to breathe, so that mold and mildew don’t have a chance to grow. Purchase a special preservation bag, available at many specialty shops, or use a plain …

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After your gown is cleaned, it is important to store in a manner that will preserve it safely. First decide if you want store your gown hanging or folded. If your gown is strapless, has very thin straps, or is very heavy, folding may be a better choice because hanging will put a lot of …

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Check garment care labels or any instructions that came with your gown and follow the instructions for best results. Most will recommend dry cleaning or professional wet-cleaning. Unlike traditional dry cleaning, which uses perchloroethylene, GreenEarth solvent will not damage the intricate beadwork, sequins, lace and embroidery commonly found on wedding gowns, and won’t dissolve glue …

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