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How to Store a Wedding Dress: The Three Top Tips

How To | May 17, 2018

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You only wear your wedding dress once, but your dress still has so much sentimental value. What do you do with your wedding dress now that the wedding festivities are over? Well, if it isn’t properly preserved and stored, the delicate material of the dress will turn yellow with time. Besides the yellowing of the material, any stains on your dress will set in and become impossible to remove.

While your wedding day may be over, the memories from the day will never die. Properly preserving and storing your wedding dress will maintain its quality for years to come.

Why Should I Have My Wedding Dressed Preserved and Stored

You already wore the dress, so why should you have it preserved? Well, there are a few reasons you may want to keep your dress in tip top condition for years to come. Preserving your wedding dress gives you the opportunity to share the memories and one of your most cherished keepsakes with your children. And with fashion trends constantly going in and out of style, your kids or grandchildren may one day want to wear your wedding dress on their big day.

How to Store a Wedding Dress

  1. Get Your Wedding Dress Professionally Cleaned: Before storing your dress, be sure to get it cleaned. It is recommended to wait no longer than 6 months after your wedding before getting your dress professionally cleaned. Even if you don’t see stains at the time, they can develop overtime.
  2. Use a Wedding Dress Storage Box (Acid Free): With this method of preservation, your dress is placed into an acid free box with acid free tissue paper to protect it. The box is not sealed, so you are able to take it out and inspect it for signs of damage from time to time. When consulting companies about this method, ask if they have an acid free box for wedding dress storage.
  3. Be Cautious of the Storage Location: Unfortunately, even after taking all of these precautionary steps, your wedding dress can still become damaged if stored in an improper location. A wedding dress should be stored in a location that maintains a steady temperature. Fluctuations in temperature can cause mold or mildew to form on the dress. This means that common storage locations like a garage or attic are out of the question.

ezStorage Has Wedding Dress Storage Solutions

If you’re looking for a location to store your dress, you may want to consider a climate controlled storage unit, however, you’ll want to check with the self storage company that you are considering storing with about storing sensitive items. Many self storage facilities do not recommend storing treasured heirlooms or extremely valuable items. ezStorage offers a variety of storage unit features, types and sizes, including the 5×5 storage unit and the 5×10 storage unit. The 5×5 storage unit and the 5×10 storage unit may be ideal for storing some of your wedding day keepsakes. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!

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