Have It Professionally Cleaned
First and foremost, you will need to have your wedding dress professionally cleaned. Oils from your body and anything else that may have gotten on it could permanently stain the material if not taken care of soon after the wedding day. The material used for wedding dresses is very delicate and attempting to clean the gown yourself could damage the dress beyond repair. Instead, find a professional dry cleaner that has experience with handling these types of dresses.
Once you get it back home from the cleaner, do not keep it in the plastic bag, and don't leave it on the hanger. Plastic fumes can lead to yellowing of the material over time, and it will keep much better folded in a wedding chest rather than hanging up in a closet.
If you really want to make sure that nothing will happen to ruin your bridal gown before someone else has the chance to wear it, you can have it professionally preserved. Once the dress is cleaned, they will package it in an acid-free archival box that keeps it from deteriorating in any way. This will keep it in pristine condition until it is needed again.
If you don't want to save your wedding dress to pass down to family members in the future, a wonderful way to pass along the love that is attached to your bridal gown is to donate it. Every bride deserves to look and feel beautiful on her wedding day, but some women are not able to afford an exquisite designer gown.
There are many charities that collect wedding dresses for women that are not able, for one reason or another, to afford their own. Rather than donating the dress itself to a bride, some charities will re-sell the gown to raise funds for their particular cause. Both ways allow your dress to bring joy to someone else.
Turn It Into A Keepsake
A creative seamstress can create all kinds of wonderful things from your wedding dress. It can even be altered into a special occasion gown or cocktail dress to wear anytime that you like. A few interesting ideas for turning it into a decorative keepsake include:
- Jewelry, such as a lace choker or a necklace using fabric from the dress in a locket
- Quilt or throw pillows
- Covered photo album
- Christening gown or bassinet cover for your future children
- Handkerchief for your future child's wedding
Our Pompano Beach bridal salon can help you find that fabulous wedding dress you are meant to walk down the aisle in. Hopefully today's blog has given you a few ideas for what you can do with that gorgeous bridal gown after the wedding is over. Whether you keep your gown from Angelus Bridal in the family in some way or pass it on, doing something with your wedding dress will help it to live on beyond the photographs.
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