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How to safely store your wedding dress

Posted: 24 May 2019

Storing a wedding dress

Your wedding day has come and gone. Perhaps you wore a vintage dress that has been passed down through many generations or you spent a large sum of money designing the perfect dress. If you want to keep your wedding dress in the same condition as it was on that special day, cleaning and preservation is key.

Most dresses come with a label which has a step-by-step cleaning process. Follow it!

It’s equally important that you store the dress correctly and so in this blog post we share a few tips on how best to store your wedding dress.

1. Have the dress cleaned immediately

A wedding dress is made with delicate materials and in order to best preserve it, should be dry-cleaned as soon as possible. Any stains or marks on the fabric need to be washed out before they have had the time to set in. Make sure to find someone who specialises in cleaning wedding dresses and remind them to pay close attention to the instructions on the label of the dress.

2. Use the correct packing materials

When packing your dress away for storage, you need to make sure it will remain in top condition. It’s extremely important to make sure that all packing materials are acid-free. Avoid storing your dress in a plastic bag or even the bag it comes in, and rather make use of a professional wedding preservation box. Fold the dress loosely to avoid any creasing and layer the dress with white tissue paper between every fold.

3. Storing your wedding dress

Once the wedding dress has been properly cleaned and packed, it’s time to store it. Protect your dress from direct sunlight to prevent the fabric from fading and turning yellow. Make sure the location where you are storing the dress is cool in temperature with dry air – you don’t want any moisture. Check up on your dress every six months and repackage it with new tissue paper to prevent any permanent creases.

4. Safely store your wedding dress with us

At Storage King, we have a variety of different sized units to best suit your requirements. We offer affordable and competitive self storage prices for all your personal and valuable belongings.

If want your little girl to walk down the aisle in the same dress you wore to carry on the family tradition, or you’re simply looking for a safe and secure location to store a precious piece of your memory, why not give us a call on 0800 0852 954 or get a quick online self storage quote here.

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