What To Do With Your Dress After The Big Day

Storing your wedding dress

The wedding day has come and gone. What are your plans for your wedding dress? Whether you plan to save it for future generations, donate it, or sell it, it is extremely important that the gown be handled properly after the wedding day to keep it in the best possible condition. Here are our top tips for taking care of your gown after the wedding day:

  1. When you take your gown off the night of your wedding, hang it up and allow it to air dry. This will allow for sweat, body oil, and dirt to settle. Once the gown is dried, it can be put into a black breathable garment bag, which will allow air to move freely. Be sure to avoid plastic bags, which can set stains and cause the formation of new ones as well.
  2. Plan to clean and preserve your dress immediately so stains do not set. If you are heading to your honeymoon, we recommend asking a friend to drop your gown off for cleaning. It is important to clean your gown through a company that specializes in bridal. Most drycleaners are not set up for bridal gowns and could potentially cause harm to your dress. We recommend working with your bridal salon, as any reputable bridal salon should have the perfect recommendations for cleaning and preservation. For example, at The Dress Shop, our cleaning and preservation services also include minor repairs as well.
  3. Once your gown is cleaned, ensure it is stored properly, in a cool, dry location free of pets and pests to avoid stains and mold to your dress.

We love that after the big day, the wedding dress and all of the memories still remain. Take proper care of your wedding dress and you will have it for generations to come.

At The Dress Shop, located in mid-Michigan, we want all brides to have an incredible bridal shopping experience, whether they choose to buy from us or somewhere else. We carry a full range of gowns featuring a large array of styles, silhouettes, trends, and price points, to ensure that every bride has the opportunity to fall in love. In addition, our talented bridal stylists are experts in bridal fashion, including finding the perfect pieces to complete the bridal look, from veils to jewelry to headpieces. Additionally, The Tux Room offers top quality designer tuxes and suits for purchases or rental to ensure the groom’s look is an exact complement to the bride’s. For more information about The Dress Shop, contact us at 517-546-3600 or visit tdsbridal.com.

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