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How To Store Your Wedding Dress During Coronavirus
Need to store your dress for a long period of time? We enlisted the help of a bridal expert, Natasha from White Meadow Bridal, to get her top tips.
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Words by Melany Mashman
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19 May 2020
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Hey Gang,

First up, our hearts are with you if you’ve had to make the ultra tricky decision to postpone your nuptials. There’s no other way to put it than to say that it sucks, and we’re here for you if you ever want to chat. Just hit us up on Instagram or join our couples-only Facebook group, ‘Wedchat by Wedshed’.

On the topic of how to store your wedding dress during coronavirus, we enlisted the help of an expert, Natasha from White Meadow Bridal, to see if she had any hot tips on how to keep your dress in pristine condition. Here’s Natasha’s advice:

  • It’s best to store your wedding dress in a dry dark place away from sunlight.
  • Depending on the overall weight and fabrication of your dress, it may have specific instructions, however, generally speaking, it’s advisable to hang it up on the tallest part of your closet. Make sure you use the hanging loops to support the weight of the dress ensuring it doesn’t stretch over time.
  • Refrain from using plastic bags as they do not allow the fabric to breathe.
  • Natural fabrics such as silk require air to stay in top shape and you don’t want any moisture getting trapped and creating undesirable odours.

And on the topic of your wedding getup, it’s also important to keep trying on your dress now and again if you’ve got several months or a year to wait because of the coronavirus.

Your body might be changing during this time and you don’t want to find out last minute your gown no longer fits as well as it did initially. Be mindful of any chemicals, such as perfume, hairspray, or fake tan getting on your dress as they may permanently stain your garment.

Photography by Across The Forest.

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