Caring for Your Wedding Dress Before & During the Wedding

With the help of Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, you've found your dream wedding dress! The wedding, however, is still months away. You want to ensure your dress stays safe and in tip-top shape for the big day. Today's blog from the best bridal salon in Royal Palm Beach, Florida offers tips for caring for your dress, from how to store it and transport it to caring for it during the wedding.

Storing Your Wedding Dress

The best place to store your wedding dress is in a cool, dry place. A climate-controlled environment is very important when it comes to protecting your wedding gown. You want to avoid large swings in temperature and high humidity. Both can cause premature aging in lace and other delicate fabrics. Light tends to cause discoloration in fabrics, so be sure to keep your dress in a dimly lit or dark space, avoiding any harsh light. You probably want to avoid hanging it in a closet that is used daily. However, if you store it in the basement, you'll want to be weary of moisture. Consider using a dehumidifier in that area while you're storing your wedding dress. Avoid storing it in the attic, as everything from insects to roof leaks can cause damage to your dress.

Hanging Up Your Bridal Gown

Whether your wedding is weeks away or months away, you'll want to hang your dress up rather than storing it in a box. This will prevent your dress from becoming horribly wrinkled. As soon as you get your dress home, place it on a padded hanger (rather than a plastic one). Make sure to put your dress in some types of bag for protection while hanging and don't store it next to a bunch of other clothes. Give your dress some space to stay aired-out and unwrinkled. If you purchased your dress from a professional wedding dress shop in South Florida, they should provide you with a bust form and an extra long bag to help eliminate the need for extra pressing or steaming.

Transporting Your Wedding Dress

Keep your dress in the bag during transportation. If you're getting married close to home, you can lay your dress across the back seat of the vehicle. Avoid scrunching it up to fit in a small space, as this will cause wrinkles that will be difficult to get out. You don't want to steam your dress unless absolutely needed, and many delicate fabrics require professional care only. You don't want to risk damaging your bridal gown prior to walking down the aisle.

Your Wedding Dress on the Big Day 

Use extra caution around your dress on the big day. You and your girls will be getting ready together, and it's important that you all use caution to avoid damaging or staining the dress. As soon as you arrive at the venue, hang the dress up again. be sure that the train is not hanging out where it could get stepped on. Be sure to apply any perfume and hairspray before putting your dress on, as these products can stain or damage the fabrics. If you must do any touch-ups after you're dressed, be sure to cover your dress with a towel.

Emergency Bridal Gown Care During the Wedding

From makeup and lipstick to wine and food, there are a variety of different ways to easily stain your dress during your wedding. Use extra care when treating stains during your event. For makeup or lipstick, cover the area with cornstarch or baby powder, ensuring NOT to rub the area. Wait 15 minutes before removing the excess powder. This will mask the stain and preserve the area for cleaning by a professional after your wedding. For wine and beverage stains, do not apply water or other liquids that might dispense the stain. Instead, blot the area dry and then coat with powder as mentioned above for makeup stains.

If you're still in the market to find your perfect wedding dress, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is the best place for wedding dress shopping in South Florida! We offer a variety of gorgeous wedding gowns and accessories at affordable prices. Find your bridesmaid and flower girl dresses here as well. Call 561-793-4633 to book your appointment with us today!

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Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
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