News; Maintain the wedding dress properly
Published: Monday 07 March, 2011
If you spend a large number of money to buy the designer or custom made wedding dress, there is seldom chance for you to resell the attire. On the contrary, you will be thinking so hard to get the proper way to store the wedding dress. Here are some tips for you reference.
First of all, you need to check whether the dress is decorated with beading, seed pearls, sequins, rhinestones, or anything that might be heavy sewn to the dress. If the answer is yes, you should store the attire flat to avoid the weight of the trim tearing the material. The common way is to wrap the dress in a white sheet and put it under the bed. In addition, a long flat box will protect the dress from cats and dust bunnies. This is also suitable to the dress which has heavy fabric suspended relatively weak fabric. Otherwise, the weight of the hanging will pull dress apart. If your dress doesn't go with such complicated design, you need to check the fabric content. Natural fibers need to "breathe," which they cannot be kept in a synthetic garment bag. For example, dresses made of silk, linen, cotton, or wool should be wrapped in a cotton sheet. If the dress goes with plain and light material, you can take use of a hanger.
Aside from that, an acetate dress needs to be away from heat, sunlight and water. Although acetate is a synthetic fiber, it can easily be weakened. You should not take use of the "under the bed" storing way as a heat source such as floorboard radiator, electronics and electric blanket. On the other hand, if your dress is good old polyester, with little or no trim, it can stay happily on its hanger in a garment bag for seven months. An interesting thing is that a very heavy dress might begin to pull apart after seven years of this treatment, but polyester is remarkably stubborn stuff since a 100% polyester dress with no appliqued trim even can be washed in the washing machine and allowed to drip dry as well. If you find the wrinkles on the dress, you can take the dress out from under the bed a few days before the wedding, and put it back on its hanger with the train draped over the hanger since wrinkles will sometimes "hang out" by themselves, which will help you save a great deal of trouble with an elaborate and unwieldy garment. If that doesn't work, you can hang it in the bathroom with a good hot shower going full blast and you can tale use of the steam to help getting rid of the wrinkles. Steaming will also do wonders for a veil that has become wrinkled.
If you take good care of the wedding dress in the appropriate way, your precious wedding dress will be kept in perfect condition that it can be taken as the heirloom when your future generation gets married.