The cake gets eaten and the favors get passed out, so when all is said and done with your wedding day, you’re left with but a few keepsakes. Your new hubby (of course), your wedding pics, perhaps a guestbook with fun and touching messages and your wedding gown.
Now, most of you aren’t about to put your wedding gown on display like your pics and your guestbook (we’re looking at you, Miranda from Pretty Wicked Moms), so, what do you do with it? Well, if you’re planning on keeping it, you need to get it dry cleaned and preserved, preferably within 6 months of tying the knot. Now you don’t just want any company to do this for you – you want professionals who specialize in dry cleaning and preserving a wedding gown, as it requires certain chemicals and know-how such as using fabric or acid-free tissue to line the storage box (always ask to inspect your gown prior to them sealing it up for the net 30 years!). They’ll get it all boxed up for you, and then you will want to keep it stored in a cool, dry place for safekeeping. You can check out the website for the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists for tips and to find a gown preservation pro in your area.