7 Tips for Ensuring Your
Wedding Dress Lasts as
Long as the Memories
B L O G | K E L L Y ' S D R Y C L E A N E R S
You invest a lot of time and energy
into finding just the perfect wedding
dress for your special day.
More than just the garb you will don
on this day, your gown represents the
magic of the moment that is to be
treasured for a lifetime. For most
people, preserving the wedding dress
is a way of preserving the innocent
and pure love that it represents.
Whether you want to create a
keepsake from your wedding day or
you are imagining an heirloom to pass
down through the generations, here
are some tips for preserving your
wedding dress with confidence.
1. Timing is Everything.
A common mistake that many brides
make is to wait to take their wedding
dress in to be dry cleaned and
In fact, some people wait as long as six
weeks before having this service
completed. This lapse in time allows
stains that may otherwise seem
invisible to set in and begin damaging
Over time you will notice dark
discoloration and brittle fabric spots
occurring. These problems eventually
It is recommended that you take your
wedding gown off as soon as your
reception has concluded. This will
prevent additional stains and damage
from occurring. Create a plan of
action for getting your wedding dress
to the dry cleaners within 48 hours
following your wedding day.
This gives the professional cleaner the
ability to start working on any stains
that may have occurred during the
festivities without them being locked
into the fabric for ever and always.
If you are unable to take the gown in,
you may be able to work with your
dry cleaner to have someone else get
the dress to them in the
recommended time period.
2. Don’t Treat Stains Yourself.
No matter how much care you put
into protecting your wedding dress
from spills or dirt exposure, there are
always stains that appear. Don’t try to
treat these stains yourself, as you can
cause more damage than intended.