Your wedding; that wonderful sweeping romantic event that starts your daily life down the road of discovery of your eternal love with your new husband.
And let’s face it; you, because 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 one of the most important gowns in your life; packed with memories, memories of the search for it, the trying of many until you found an ideal one you fell deeply in love with, the memories of the delightful day of the wedding and the fun had by all at the reception after it.
And now you would like to preserve those memories forever.
Why do it now?
So now that happy day is over and relegated to your storehouse of wonderful memories.
After the excitement and stress of the marriage and all things leading up to it, most brides would like to kick back and relax a little. They are in honeymoon mode!
Even though custom men’s bands are to deal with the cleaning of them very soon, over half of all wedding dresses suffer the same fate at this time. They are simply folded and stuffed back to the box from whence they came. Only this time, it is not the brilliantly clean and crisp garment it was when it came out. Stains both visible and invisible remain lurking on the fabric to accomplish their damaging work. About 4 to 5 months later, the bride or mother of the bride finally should do something about it.
However, damage can already be present from these stains after just a few months. Yellowing and browning may appear within just a couple months. Stains may also migrate to other areas on the garment. Following the wedding, immediate focus on the garment is very important.
With all the details preparing for the wedding and reception, it could be a shame to cut this level of attention to details short in relation to your beautiful wedding dress.
You wouldn’t want to inspect your dress months or years down the road only to find it is too late to do anything about its deterioration.
The Grit And Stains Assaulting Your Dress
With all the beauty and grace at your wedding, there was grit and dirt there too aswell, wasn’t there? How could there not be? It really 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 ground length hemline of your gown may be caught in the door, picking right up grease! If it is left sticking out of the entranceway during the trip, then heaven knows what you picked up regarding road dirt. Simply walking across lawns and parking lots, dirt and grass stains could be ground into your hemline aswell. And this can occur just through the wedding photographs!
Then, of course, there is the reception.
Eating, drinking, dancing, talking and bumping into people, sober and otherwise. Of course, this can be a occasion of yours as well as your husband’s nuptials where you are the centre of the celebration and everyone wants to have a bit 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 have the visible grime needless to say; grease, road filth, grass stains, dinner and dessert blotches, colourful drink splashes, and maybe even some mysterious makeup intrusion.
Then there’s the invisible and insidious soiling; champagne, sugars and colourless alcohol. Even your own body can betray you with perspiration which can introduce acids, body oils, salts, ammonia, enzymes and bacteria to the fabric of one’s gorgeous gown. These stains are all unseen until they yellow after a time.
What’s more is many of these stains can be transferred to other parts of your garment if left alone. It is absolutely best to address the cleaning and preservation of one’s wedding dress immediately.
Other Dress Damage
Of course physical damage may appear as well such as for example 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 matrimonial dress, sequins, belts, sashes and jackets can simply be damaged by the events of your day.