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How to Store Your Wedding Dress Before the Big Day

The Bridal Dressing Rooms is the home of mother and daughter team Nicola and Josette. Our Bridal shop in Portsmouth welcomes you to come find your perfect bridal gown, with an extensive range of designer wedding dresses that we can match to the aesthetic of your big day, your personal style and of course, your comfort. We believe we have everything you need to put you on the right path towards your wedding day, with one question we are always asked, ‘How should I store my wedding dress before the wedding day?’. Here, we look to dispel some myths and offer practical advice that will leave you with no worries as you wake up on your wedding day and begin your preparations.

Of course, you might decide to pick up your bridal gown from us well before the wedding, or it might be closer to the day, but there are always ways in which you can carefully store the wedding dress to ensure that it is at its best when it comes time to put it on the morning of the wedding.

Remove the Plastic After Travelling

The first thing to do when you take your wedding dress from our Hampshire bridal shop, is to remove the plastic (or other material) that has been used to cover it so far. You want to make sure that it is safe from any potential damages, such as spillages, when you are travelling with it, especially if you have quite far to go. It is important that your wedding dress has time to breathe though, so when you reach your destination, take the dress out of the plastic.

Hang the Dress Correctly

Your dress shouldn’t be left completely uncovered though, and we will always provide you with a cloth wedding dress cover that will do the job perfectly. The way you hang your wedding dress is very important, as it allows the dress to return to its original shape and maintain its integrity. In practical terms it provides the time for any wrinkles to naturally fall out. Most dresses will hang up nicely in a wardrobe or on the outside of a wardrobe, but extra care must be taken with heavier bridal gowns (you should use a heavy-duty hanger – preferably with silk padding – and always ensure that it does not touch the floor).

Always Check on the Dress

The temperature of the room where you hang your wedding dress is vital to it holding its shape and remaining in pristine condition. Avoid anywhere thee might be a damp environment, and also ensure it is away from direct sunlight. If you are hanging the dress behind a door, make sure that every other person that lives with you understands where it is and to be extremely careful around it.

Our extensive range of handpicked wedding dresses come from the very best designers in the field. That, matched with our dedication and passion for helping our brides, means that you are always going to leave our Portsmouth bridal shop with the best dress for your wedding. Every bride is unique, and we know how to make sure that you have the perfect dress that fits you well, that is comfortable for you throughout your wedding day and that looks the part. We can match your bridal gown to the style of your wedding theme and always allow for plenty of time for any adjustments. We can also offer expert advice on how to store your wedding dress, whether you want to take it early from the store or you pick up close to the day itself.

If you would like to book an appointment with us at our beautiful bridal shop in Hampshire, it is easy to do so. All you have to do is fill out our easy absolutely stunning as the centre point of the wedding day. If you would like to book an wedding dress appointment form, or call us on (023) 92 170 320.

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