Why is it Important to Preserve Your Wedding Gown?
The wedding gown is a solid memory of that special day when you and your loved one eternally seal the deal. Hence, decades later when you look at that wedding dress, and it is exactly the way it looks as of today. So, imagine thirty or forty years later, the pure nostalgia will take you back to that beautiful day again! Furthermore, when we talk about preserving a wedding dress, technically we are slowing down the nature of the deterioration process scientifically. This is to say, preserving your wedding gown will protect it from:
Definitely, you don’t want that yellowing from age or those ghastly spots from natural oxidation tampering with such a special memory!
When Should I Preserve My Wedding Dress?
You should preserve your wedding dress as soon as possible, otherwise, it may fall victim to oxidation. While the tropical climate in Singapore is very humid, average humidity of 70%-80% will surely induce one of a wedding gown’s biggest enemies: mildew and mould. Nevertheless, as many celebrate exceptionally on their special day, it is nearly impossible to keep a wedding gown stain-free. Sometimes, even if the gown appears clean, there are stains such as sweat or white wine that will oxidize over time.
On top of that, this leaves a permanent stain, ultimately ruining your dress. To illustrate this further, we are able to spot the invisible stains with professional tools during the first inspection process for your gown. So, if you would like to preserve your precious gown, time is precious and you should act now. Ultimately, the sooner we treat the stains, the better chance we get to remove them.
Wedding Gown Storage Tips
Sadly, most dry cleaners use plastic bags to wrap up a wedding gown after cleaning. Indeed, it provides an assumption that the plastic bag is protecting the gown. Well, yes, it is, from liquids and other various messes during transportation. However, the actual plastic that protects your precious gown can also cause permanent yellow stains over your entire gown when you store it for the long term. Meaning to say, a plastic wrap will trap moisture inside your gown and encourage mould and mildew to grow. In summary, the proper way to store your gown is to preserve it in an acid-free and breathable environment to slow down the degeneration process.