Sandy’s Cleaners would like to extend our congratulations to all the summer brides this season! We understand that though this is such an exciting time, it can also be quite stressful. We would love to help relieve some of that stress for you with a few tips on how to care for your beautiful wedding gown before, during and after your big day.
Before the Wedding
Make sure you hang the gown in a place where it will not be squished or stepped on. Also, though it is tempting, do not touch the dress if not absolutely necessary! As your wedding day approaches, get the gown pressed one last time. At Sandy’s, we are happy to do this job for you!
The Big Day
When the day of your wedding finally arrives, you do not want anything to go wrong. We want you to have as little stress as possible! Make sure you wear waterproof mascara to avoid a black tear stain on your gorgeous white gown. Slide the gown over your head smoothly and put on jewelry last to avoid snagging. Once you have your dress on, try to sit as little as possible before the ceremony because sitting creates creases.
If you do experience a day-of dress emergency, we will always do our best to help if possible. In fact, we’ve been known to care for a bride’s dress the day of her wedding, and were happy to be able to fix the problem for her.
Preserving the Gown
Our recommendation is to absolutely have a professional preserve your dress for you. There are special steps we can take to keep your gown as pristine as possible – giving you that perfect heirloom piece to pass down through the generations.
However, once preserved professionally, we don’t recommend taking the dress out, so if wearing it again around the house (we understand – no judgment here) is what you’d prefer, getting the dress professionally cleaned as soon as possible is key. This will help eliminate any champagne or white wine stains that may not be visible now, but will yellow your dress with time.
If you opt to have your dress cleaned versus professionally preserved, you can use the following steps to preserve it yourself. First, get a big, clean box and fold the gown carefully. Make sure you do not crease it! Use acid-free tissue paper between the folds of the dress, and then wrap the tissue paper around the gown completely. Put the box in a dark, dry storage space, and when you want to open the box again, just make sure to be very gentle when taking it out of the packaging.
We want to once again say congrats to all the beautiful new brides this season! If there is any way we can make this special day easier for you, please call or just come in.
Now with seven locations throughout Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Daniel Island, Sandy’s Cleaners is truly your neighborhood dry cleaner. Give us a call today at 843-797-8411 or, come visit us at any of our convenient locations to learn more about the services offered at Sandy’s Cleaners!