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A bride's dress often plays an influential part of her big day - with many UK brides spending an average of £1,500 to £3,000 on her dream dress. While many wedding dresses are usually a costly investment, many brides still find themselves asking the question: Is Dry Cleaning My Wedding Dress Necessary?
Jeeves of Belgravia, Royal Warrant holding garment care cleaners (who have cleaned some of royalties most famous wedding dresses), are here to explain the answers around caring for your dress post-wedding, and why its so important to maintaining the dress of your dreams after the big day...
While initially splurging £300-£600 on wedding dress care might seem daunting, post-wedding care is one of the most important things a bride can do to preserve a vital part of her big day, especially if a bride is looking to someday pass down her own gown. Its imperative wedding dresses aren't simply taken to the cheapest option, but invested in to ensure each step in the preservation process is perfectly carried out. At Jeeves, post-wedding dress care follows trademarked, perfectly formulated seven step process: detailing, stain removal, cleaning, hand finishing, minor repairs, inspection and packaging.
What long term impacts does the service have on maintaining a wedding dress?
The service offers more than just cleaning, it offers preservation! For brides who want to preserve their dress, either for display, as a keepsake or to pass down to future generations - we recommend using the best in the business to guarantee quality. Through Jeeves seven step process, your dress is cleaned and then layered with acid free tissue before being packed in a specially designed box. These steps are the best way to preserve your dress to ensure if remains in pristine condition. Keeping it protected from any elements it may had encountered during your wedding day and could encounter in the future, such as wear over time or moth damage.
What can happen to a wedding dress if it's not taken to a professional post-wedding?
Alway trust the professionals with your most special items! The longer a wedding dress is left, the more ingrained stains will become, making them more difficult to remove them. Storing the dress without properly cleaning or preserving it will also make it more attractive to pests such as moths as they are often attracted to the oils from your skin left behind after wear.