WEDDING DRESS SUCCESS

 

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WEDDING GOWN

CARE TIPS

 

 



BEFORE THE WEDDING...

  • Do not leave your gown in a plastic bag for any length of time. The plastic can cause your gown or its trim to discolor or yellow.
  • Do not hang your gown from the sleeves, this may cause pulling or stretching. Use the lingerie straps sewn into your gown.
  • Make sure the lingerie straps are sewn in securely. Be sure to find a way to keep them tucked in during your wedding.
  • Do not leave your gown in light for extended periods of time. It may yellow the gown or trim.
  • The best way to store your gown prior to your wedding is in a cotton sheet or muslin bag.
  • Take your pressed gown out of the travel bag as soon as possible. 
  • Hang your gown in a high place (on a ceiling hook if possible) with the train hanging straight down.
  • Do not hang your gown from a light fixture or ceiling sprinkler.
  • Keep pets and children away from your gown.
  • Put together a Wedding Day Survival Kit.
 
 
 

during THE WEDDING...

  • Place several safety pins on the underneath side of your gown where they won’t be seen, but easily accessible for emergencies like bustles or straps breaking or a tear in your gown.
  • If you get mud, dirt, blood or spills on a synthetic fiber try water and a small amount of liquid soap then rinse and blot. You can use a hair dryer to finish drying it. Keep the hair dryer at least 6 inches away from the gown.

  • If you get grease, lipstick or non-soluble make-up on your gown and it is a synthetic fiber use a handy wipe or shout wipe to remove stain. Test first in an inconspicuous area!

  • If you have a natural fiber gown (like silk) it is safer to try to camouflage a stain (baking soda, corn starch, baby powder or white chalk). Never rub on a silk gown only blot and do not use a liquid on your silk gowns.

 

 

after the wedding...

  • Have your gown cleaned and preserved within four weeks of your wedding if you have general soiling.
  • If you have other type of stains have your gown cared for immediately.
  • Take down your bustle to avoid damaging your gown.
  • Keep all your accessories together with your gown for cleaning and preservation.
  • Keep your gown in a cotton sheet (not a plastic bag) until you bring it in for cleaning and preservation.
  • Do not allow your gown to be vacuum-sealed in a chest. It will set in wrinkles and may lock in moisture.
  • Never allow your gown to be sent away.
  • Do not store your gown in the attic or basement of a house.
 
 
 

 
 
 

WEDDING DAY

SURVIVAL KIT

 

beauty

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Bobby pins
Comb
Hairbrush
Hair spray
Hair dryer
Powder
Mascara
Lipstick
Handheld mirror
Tweezers


STYLE

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Earring backs
Corsage pins
Paraffin wax to cover beads under arms
Panty hose
Safety pins for bustle emergency
Sewing kit
Spot & stain solvers
Static cling spray
Tape
Wrinkle out spra

health

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Painkiller
Prescriptions
Allergy meds
Eye drops
Feminine hygiene items
Antacid
Snacks/water
Tissues

 


SMILE

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Breath mints
Dental floss

body

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Baby powder
Band-Aids
Deodorant
Moist toilettes
Lotion
Lint remover
Nail clipper
Nail file
Nail polish


MISCELLANEOUS

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Card for the groom
Matches
Notepad, pen
Vendo list

 

 

 

 

TRAVELING

WITH YOUR GOWN

 

Whether you are headed halfway around the world or just to the next town, you want your wedding gown to look fresh and unwrinkled for the ceremony, we can help you pack your wedding gown for travel.

There are as many ways to package and then travel with your gown as there are gowns. Every situation is different and we treat it accordingly. Here are a few ways to protect your gown while you travel to your destination wedding.


BY CAR...

We package our gowns using a bust form and leave the train hanging down. This avoids most wrinkles. We protect your gown with a long, plastic, deep pink bag that cannot be seen through. When you pick up your gown, we will help you pull it through the back of your vehicle and hook it to one of the headrests.


By plane...

There are several ways to pack your gown for plane travel. We can fold your gown and place it in a large suitcase for you and you can check it as luggage.  Another option we often use is to fold your gown into a carry-on-sized fiber board chest or your own carry-on suitcase that will fit in the overhead bins. We can also put your gown on a hanger (no body form, we may stuff the bust with tissue), fold the train and put it in a travel bag. Be sure to ask if the flight attendants will store it in their first class closet. You can also put your gown in the overhead bins. Either way, you will need to fold it in half.

When you bring your gown in we will discuss how you plan to transport it to the wedding site. No matter how you travel, we will do everything we can to ensure your gown arrives as clean and wrinkle-free as possible.

CONTACT US FOR HELP WITH YOUR GOWN