If you are an up and coming bride-to-be who has had to push their wedding date back a little further than anticipated, you may find that you need to store your dress at home for longer than hoped. We understand that this can be a stressful thought and we want to provide you with the best tips, tricks and purchases for you to make sure your gown is kept in pristine condition.
1. The Perfect Storage Space
It is so important that you store your dress is the right environment. You are looking for a dark room to prevent exposure to direct sunlight and a room that is not warm and humid such as a bathroom, laundry room, boiler cupboard etc. Sunlight, heat and moisture can lead to the yellowing of your wedding dress as well as speeding up the process of ageing, something we want to avoid at all costs! We recommend putting your dress somewhere such as a spare bedroom with the curtains drawn, a wardrobe with closed doors or in a Wedding Dress Box.
2. Think Inside The Box, Not Outside It
One of the best ways for you to store your gown in the lead up to your wedding day is to put it in one of our Wedding Dress Boxes. Not only does this allow you to store your dress laying flat, ensuring that there is no stress on the straps, sleeves or seams of your dress, it also protects your dress from yellowing, insect damage and slows down the ageing process. Our wedding dress boxes are made from pH neutral board, come with acid-free tissue and look beautiful! This is the perfect trio for preserving your gown!
3. Plastic Is A No Go
Plastic bags and boxes are a straight up no-no from us when it comes to storing your wedding dress. The chemicals found in plastic are known to react with the chemicals in the fibres of your dress, causing yellowing and ageing.
4. Leave It To The Professionals
If you are worried about the responsibility of storing your dress at home, why not hand your dress over to the professionals until it is time for your big day or your alterations to begin. By doing this, you can give yourself peace of mind by knowing it is fully insured, couriered to and from you, hidden from prying eyes and will be kept in perfect condition.
Take a look at our Storage Service and relieve yourself of this pressure. Let us help make this process enjoyable and stress-free for you.
We promise that it won’t be in better hands.