Photo Courtesy: Eileen Rivard
As beautiful as a pure white wedding dress is in front of a bay window, sunlight is any fabric’s worst enemy. After you’ve finished taking pictures of your gorgeous dress, you’ll need to find a place to store it.
Be sure your wedding dress storage is a cool, dark place, out of the way in a low traffic area. You don’t want to crush the dress by constantly moving it back and forth to get coats or clothes. Use a silk or high quality wooden hanger to prevent strain on the dress’s delicate fabric.
Avoid putting your dress in a closet that has moth balls in it: you don’t want your dress smelling like your great grandmother’s does. If you have concerns about moths or other creepy crawlies, a cedar closet is a good place to store your gown. The cedar aroma is appealing, and will keep your dress safe and sound.
Keep your dress in a plastic dry cleaning bag to protect it from finger oil and dust accumulation. Every once in a while try to take out your dress and give it a good shake and once over, checking for any marks or discoloration. Launder as necessary.
Photo Courtesy: Matt Corkum