Having a wedding day emergency kit with you at all times is an excellent way to prepare for all types of situations that may arise. Angelus Bridal & Formals has a few tips for how to use your emergency kit items to keep stains from setting into your bridal gown. Always check the cleaning instructions on the dress that are specific to the material it is made from, and always test an inconspicuous area first to make sure the fix won't stain the dress further.
Dabbing some petroleum jelly onto the stain may help to dissolve it. You can also try dabbing it with a stain removal wipe. (With all stains, ALWAYS dab, NEVER rub!) Any remaining residue can be covered up with chalk or baby powder.
For foundation or other makeup stains, try absorbing the product by rubbing it with chalk. Let it sit for a few moments, then whisk away the chalk dust. Baby powder or baking powder may work too, but they are less absorbent than chalk.
Red Wine Stains
Use a white towel to absorb as much of the wine as possible. After that, gently dab the stain from underneath the gown with a white towel soaked in cold water, beginning at the edges of the stain and moving inward. You may use a dab of dishwashing soap if the stain is particularly tough.
Tea or Coffee Stains
A dot of clear liquid soap on a white cloth can help to remove these if gently dabbed from underneath the fabric. Use as little water as possible when trying to remove the stain. Club soda may also be helpful at removing the spilled liquid.
You can use the same techniques as described for tea and coffee above.
Whether it is rain or a spilled glass of water, this liquid that generally helps to remove stains can also damage the delicate material of your wedding dress. If there is time, air-drying is the best thing for water on a bridal gown. A hair dryer set on low can also be used, but be sure to keep it at least 6 inches away from the dress, and keep it moving so that the heat is not concentrated on one area for too long.
There are other ways to treat many of the stains above, but we have included things that should be easy to find at your wedding with short notice. Make sure your wedding day emergency kit has all of these items, or know where on the premises that you can locate them quickly. If you have any questions at all about caring for your bridal gown, the helpful staff at Angelus Bridal & Formals should be able to assist you. We will do everything in our power to make sure your dress is exactly as you always imagined it on your wedding day.
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