Seven Tips to Save your Wedding Dress Forever
1. Have your dress cleaned professionally, soon after your wedding.
There is no need to run to the dry cleaner the next day. However, be sure not to leave your dress on the back of your bedroom door for two years. Eventually, stains do set and become nearly impossible to remove.
2. Never store your dress, for any length of time, in a plastic bag.
Jeeves has regrettably seen too many wedding dresses become stained with mold, after being stored in plastic.
3. Use an expert for wedding dress cleaning.
The place down the road, that you bring your husband's shirts to, simply won't do. (*See tip number four.)
4. Run away from any dry cleaner who posts a sign that states, "We are not responsible for buttons, beads and trim".
Simply put, if they are professionals, then why are they not responsible?
5. Don't use a cleaner who preserves your dress and doesn't allow you to open the storage box.
What do you do when your daughter is seven and wants to see your wedding dress?
6. Wash your hands or wear cotton gloves before handling your cleaned wedding dress.
Oil from your hands has the ability to discolor your dress over time.
7. Never store your dress in an attic or a basement.
Attics are always too hot, and basements too damp. No exceptions. As a matter of fact, even finished basements that look dry are too damp.