Stains that you may not notice immediately will oxidise and develop with age and can cause irreversible damage to the fabric and the gown. If left untreated these stains can be difficult or impossible to remove down the track. Ideally, you should make arrangements to have your gown professionally dry cleaned as soon as possible after your wedding day. Invisible stains can include: Perspiration, Deodorant, Hairspray, Perfumes, Body lotions and cosmetics, Cake icing, Champagne or other drink stains.
A wedding gown holds a great deal of sentimental value and is a treasured keepsake that if properly cleaned and preserved, can last for years to come.
Passing it Down
Few things are as cherished as a wedding gown. Proper cleaning and preservation of your gown can keep this dream alive and ensure that the gown will remain as beautiful as the day you wore it down the aisle.
Mould & Mildew
Mould & Mildew can completely ruin your precious gown. If your gown is left hanging in a damp cold wardrobe, mould and mildew will ultimately grow.
For a variety of reasons, unpreserved gowns can yellow with age. One of the leading causes of bridal gown yellowing is the plastic bags that many brides keep their gowns in Melbourne. Most plastics give off damaging chemical fumes that actually promote yellowing and wedding gowns kept in plastic bags are exposed to the most harmful environment possible. Store your gown in an acid-free environment which is your best protection against yellowing.
Exposure to Light
Continuous exposure to sunlight and artificial light can cause weakening, yellowing and fading of wedding gown fabrics. Specially designed packing protects your precious wedding gown from exposure to light.
An unpreserved gown is vulnerable to many other factors including, dust & dirt, bacteria, insects & general handling just to name a few. A properly preserved gown will protect against all these factors and more.