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How and where to store your wedding dress after the big day

Example of boxing your wedding dress
Example of boxing your wedding dress
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When it comes to wedding dresses, many brides want to store and save the dress to pass down to future family members. As we all know, certain wedding gown styles are always in fashion or any dress can always be altered by a local seamstress to fit into current bridal gown trends. Basically, you can do it yourself (DIY), or hire a professional. If you choose the DIY option, here are some tips to help along the way.

Hang it!

Always buy a special preservation bag, never use a cheap plastic garment bag.

Always use a wide padded hanger to help the gown keep its shape. Wire hangers are a big no-no.

Always hang your wedding dress in a dry, dark place in your house—never in an attic, basement, or garage. Many couples choose to build new homes at affordable prices. If this is the case, make sure you have ample closet space in an open area of the house for storage.

· Be sure and get your dress out of storage a few times a year. Again, letting it air out and breathe.

Box it!

· It is very important to choose a box that is large enough to fit your wedding gown with room to spare. If the box is too small, wrinkles are sure to set in for life.

· Be sure and purchase an acid-free box along with acid-free tissue paper.

As with hanging your wedding dress, never store the box in a damp environment Find an area in your home that is cool and dry.

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