You’ll never own anything as beautiful and symbolic as your wedding gown! Here at Weddings Simply Unique we’d like to give you some tips on preserving it as a keepsake or for your own daughter to wear one day. And please know, an overwhelming number of brides do treasure their gowns and preserve them after the ceremony rather than take part in some sketchy post wedding photo shoots.
Know too that your wedding gown must be carefully cleaned before storing. Food and beverage stains, though invisible at first glance, may yellow later on. The hemline is usually soiled and must be cleaned. Many cleaners may offer to pack your gown in a special box, which offers protection from dust in the air. We offer a special gown preservation service that will take care of all of the steps for you.
If you decide to store it yourself, it is best to place it in a cool dry place, not in the basement or attic. If you choose to store it on hangers, sew straps to the waistline to relieve pressure on the shoulders from the weight of the skirt. Stuff the sleeves with white tissue. Finally wrap the entire garment in a protective sheet or muslin covering. Do not encase the gown in plastic.
Vera Fernandes, a Certified Wedding Specialist, has planned weddings for brides and grooms for more than 10 years and is the inspiration for providing unique, designs and decor for social and corporate events and owner of Weddings Simply Unique, LLC. Incorporating not only weddings, but baby showers, anniversaries, and social parties, and injecting her unique take on design and detail, Vera wanted to encompass all her passion of providing excellent service into a one stop shop for design and decor, planning, consultation to take care of all the needs of planning a special event, place where all can come and be inspired, so Vera's Events was born, a wedding and event planning company. Vera has passion for events, new designs, technology, reading and taking your vision and designing an elegant event. Visit her showroom located at 1163 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut