How to Store Your Wedding Dress Before Your Big Day

September 10, 2021

Are you worried that you’ll stain or damage your wedding dress, and you just want to make sure you maintain the original appearance on your big day? Keeping your dress safe for your wedding can be a little more complicated than it seems. Sure, you can hang it up in the closet and hope for the best, but being smart about one of the most important purchases of your life is always the way to go.

Before the big day, we recommend that you look into how to store your wedding dress properly. Today, we’ll show you how to store your wedding dress safely and keep it pristine for your big day.

Tips on How To Store Your Wedding Dress

There’s a chance that you already found your dream dress long before the big day, and you need to keep it safe for several months until the wedding. Follow these tips on how to store a wedding dress and keep it in perfect condition.

Tips For Plain Wedding Dresses

Plain white wedding dresses are the easiest to store. If it’s lightweight, a simple way to do this is to use a dress protector on a sturdy, broad hanger so that it won’t wrinkle when you hang it up. Or, if it’s heavy, make sure your wedding dress is flat and on a clean surface. If you’re going to use boxes, make sure they’re acid-free so they don’t ruin the dress by leaching contaminants into the fabric.

Tips For Beaded and Lace Wedding Dresses

Beaded or lace wedding dresses are very delicate. We recommend that you store them  flat, because the weight of the embellishments could damage the material if you leave it hanging. You can even put it into a protective cover, but be careful to avoid damaging the dress in the process. Caution is going to be the name of the game with a more delicate and complicated design.

Tips For Not-Too-Heavy Wedding Dresses

If you have a lightweight wedding dress, storing it before the big day will be effortless. You can hang it over the hanger or fold it neatly and then put it into a box that you can safely store in your clothes cabinet. Always use acid-free boxes. Also, avoid using plastic covers since they could damage the dress’s fabric. Opt for a proper garment bag, instead.

Tips For Heavy Wedding Dress

It’s not a great idea to hang a wedding dress with heavy fabric over a rod, as the fabric will eventually stretch. We suggest keeping it flat and away from dust, lint, and pet dander. Make sure that you keep the place in a cool and dry place to preserve its quality and color.

5 Extra Tips That You Should Follow

There are different styles of wedding dresses, which require different storage methods. However, there are other tips that you should follow regardless of the type of wedding dress. 

#1. Avoid Handling It Too Often

While it may be tempting to try on your wedding gown every day in the weeks and months leading up to your wedding, we advise you to minimize your handling of the dress to avoid creases, makeup or oil transfer, and other damage.

#2. Avoid Direct Sunlight

It is very important if you want to keep your wedding dress safe and secure. Exposing your wedding dress to direct sunlight could result in discoloration. In addition, the fabric may fade over time due to exposure to the sun. 

#3. Use a Garment Bag

You’ll be able to protect your wedding dress by using a proper garment bag. Just remember not to fold the garment bag, as this may produce wrinkles in the wedding dress.

#4. Secure Your Storage Area

When storing your wedding dress, avoid keeping your gown in places that are damp or dusty. If you don’t have a separate storage room for your dress, store it in a box lined with acid-free paper to keep insects and rodents out.

#5. Give It a Regular Check

Visually check your wedding gown every so often to ensure that it’s safe and secure. It’s best to see if the dress is still in good shape while storing it because it may require some touch-ups.

Let’s Help You With Your Wedding Dress Needs

At Sposa Mia Bridal, we are not only equipped with a wide selection of elegant, timeless, and romantic wedding dresses, but we also have a highly knowledgeable team that can assist you with everything you need in terms of a wedding dress. 

We guarantee to provide you with the best service around, so you can be sure that you’ll get the wedding dress of your dreams. Contact us today to schedule your fitting and let our experienced bridal consultants help you find the perfect wedding gown for you.

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