Why Your Wedding Dress Should Be Cleaned Professionally

Wedding dresses almost always end up a bit grubby by the end of the day. They’re usually long, so dirt will collect around the bottom. As well as that, food, drinks, flowers and dust can all leave marks on the delicate fabric.

Most people’s wedding dresses are the most expensive pieces of clothing they’ll ever buy, so it’s important to clean them with care. Here’s why you should ensure a professional cleans yours.

Wedding Dresses Are Very Delicate

If you chucked your wedding dress in the washing machine, it would be spun around over and over again, getting tangled and allowing the embellishments to bang around inside the drum. Not only is damage likely, but there’s also the likelihood that your machine isn’t able to properly clean every nook and cranny of the dress.

Once you’ve got over the debacle of cleaning the dress, you then need to think about drying it so that there are no creases or patches that stay wet for too long. It’s certainly much easier to get a professional to dry clean your wedding dress.

Prepare For Preservation

A lot of brides plan to store their dresses after their wedding. When you know that your dress will be put in storage for a long time, the best thing to do is to have it professionally cleaned before being preserved.

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Wedding dress preservation involves carefully packaging the dress so that it won’t become discoloured over time. It’s very important to store the dress when it’s completely clean, as any contaminants could lead to stains or mould growing when it’s in storage.

The benefit of preserving your wedding dress properly is that you get to keep it for as long as you like. You may wish to pass it down to future generations. In this case, preservation will be much more cost-effective than having to restore a dress that got damaged in storage.

The Benefits Of Wedding Dress Cleaning

You may be wondering whether it’s worth cleaning your dress if you’ve only worn it for a day and don’t plan on keeping it. However, even if you’re passing it on, it’s well worth getting it cleaned professionally. The fabric is likely to yellow and fade over time, and the stitches which hold the embellishments on could deteriorate and break.

If you want to ensure that the dress continues to look nice in future, no matter what you plan to do with it, it’s in your best interest to get it cleaned soon after your wedding.

For Wedding Dress Cleaning, Choose Edwards Laundry Services

Our team of dry cleaners can carefully clean your wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses. Get in contact today to discuss our services and get booked in.

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