In these days most of brides spend hundred and even thousands of pounds on their Wedding Dresses. These Dresses are not cheap and are probably the most expensive piece of clothing you will buy during your lifetime. The traditional and with the majority of wedding dresses, they are white or a very light colour like beige. It means that any marks or dirt will show up more readily.
At the time of actual wedding, in having a great time and enjoying yourself, your dress will get some dirt on it no matter how careful you are trying to be. You always try and clean the dress yourself but this is not recommended! There are lots of professional dry cleaners who specialise in cleaning wedding dresses.
The Wedding Dresses are usually substantial garments and therefore cleaning them is a task in itself. Due to this, having your dress dry cleaned is an expensive business. Its cost is very high and in some cases can cost a percentage of the cost of your dress. We have come across people who were charged 10% of the cost of the dress! The large proportion of this goes towards the insurance.
Lots of people, incorrectly, believe that leaving your dress in the plastic bag that it came in is enough. There are lots of harmful fumes that are emitted from the plastic over longer periods of time and these chemicals will cause a wedding dress to yellow.
After your dress is dry cleaned, then you need a proper dress storage box for it that is the right size and more importantly is pH neutral. It means that there is no acidity or alkalinity within the material of the box. This type of boxes are important because over time, any acidity or alkalinity can over time degrade the fabric of the dress or discolour it. when you place your dress into the box, store it somewhere at room temperature so you avoid wide temperature fluctuations.
You will need to place extra tissue around the edges of the gown to hold its position in the box. If you prefer you may fold in muslin. You may then close the lid of the box. it is recommended that you tape the lid shut to keep out unwanted inspectors, such as children and nosy relatives. Your gown is now protected and may be safely stored. You may also use a Tyvek wedding gown preservation bag to store your gown if you don't want to use a large box.