With all the hustle and bustle of planning your wedding, many brides forget the small details of your wedding day. Of course, I am talking about the small details that you may not consider while caught up in planning the invitations, seating arrangements, decor, favors etc. Caring for your wedding dress is one small detail that many brides forget about. Here are a few tips I picked up while planning my wedding for prepping your wedding dress for the big day:
• Make sure your wedding dress fits appropriately. Alterations are important, and some dresses take longer to alter then others. On average, wedding dresses take 3 alterations/fittings to be altered perfectly to your figure. Don’t leave it to the last minute.
• Sample and vintage dresses need some special love. If you are a lucky bride who purchased a dress off the rack or a vintage dress at a fraction of the actual price, spend a few more dollars caring for your dress. Sample/vintage usually need to be cleaned, altered and repaired. Check to see if there is any missing beading or rips in your dress and make sure that you leave ample time to repair any damage before your big day.
• After alterations are completed, if you must store your wedding dress at your home, be sure to have enough space. Clear out a large portion of the closet, making sure that the floor of the closet is free of clutter. Hang your dress on a padded hanger; making sure it is out of its plastic garment bag. Shield the dress from dust and light by closing the closet door each time you open it.
• A week or two before the wedding, take your dress out of the closet, check to see if it has any wrinkles in it. If you feel the need to steam your wedding dress, you’ll still have time to get it done professionally. If the wrinkles are minimal, simply hang your wedding dress in your bathroom while the shower is running hot water. Make sure your dress is hung high and away from receiving any water damage. This will release some of the wrinkles without leaving any water spots or marks from a home steamer or iron.
Happy Planning :)