Or do you want to preserve this timeless memory as a family heirloom or for future generations? If so, then preservation is the answer. When it comes to wedding gown preservation, there are lots of things to consider. In the past we’ve shared tips like these on Facebook and Twitter:
- Never store your garments long-term in our plastic poly bags
- Our plastic poly bags are designed for short-term protection only
- Long-term use of our plastic poly bags will suffocate your clothes and possibly cause staining or mildewing problems
For storing your gown long-term, after it has been cleaned, Shores recommends layering your gown with acid-free tissue, wrapping it in freshly laundered muslin, folding and placing it in an acid-free archival wedding chest, and sealing the chest with pest-proof tape. Shores has so much confidence in this method, that we will provide a written, lifetime guarantee against yellowing or caramelized sugar stains, which is honored by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists.
If your gown is in need of cleaning and/or preservation and you have questions, please bring it by one of our locations. We will gladly take a look at it and offer recommendations.