This is a question that we are asked on a daily basis.
Hey, we would want to avoid this too
Now before we get into this, let us preface a little.
You are buying a white dress.
You will be out in the elements.
You will probably be taking photos in it before your Wedding.
It will get dirty.
Unless you're planning on standing in a corner all day just waving at your guests.
With that said, here are a few ways to keep your dress from looking like this
|This Bride can totally pull it off though|
1. Bring a bed sheet that is about the same color of your dress to your Bridals/Groomals if you're super worried about getting your hem dirty before the big day.
If you are going to be standing in dirt or sand or hot lava, have your photographer lay the sheet down, step on it, bring the train out and then your photographer can hide the excess under your train.
Now, this is a lot of work, but we have had Brides do it so that they can keep their gown looking ship shape.
|Get this girl a sheet STAT! And a new photographer...|
Sorry, that photo was just too hilarious not to share. Does anyone know what's going on here? Her husband's a Pirate?
Where were we?
2. If you do get a little something on your dress, don't fret! We are going to let you in on a little industry secret.
They are not just for baby bums anymore!
Baby wipes are a Bride's best friend. They can get out stains better than anything and they are gentle. Just make sure you get the wipes that are unscented and with no dyes.
WARNING: If your gown in made out of silk or linen, do not use these! They will leave a water spot and can sometimes make your dress look worse. You should only use them for satins or polyester.
Yes Brides, a lot of your gowns are made with a polyester blend. Even the Vera Wang gowns.
3. Never and we mean NEVER dry clean your gown!
Because even the "best" dry cleaners can shrink your gown, fog your beading and ruin your dress.
We have helped more Brides who have taken their dress to be cleaned before their wedding day and it has be ruined.
They usually only have a couple of days to find a new dress.
Now, we're not saying that every dry cleaner is bad, because they are not. We are just telling you to not take that chance before your Wedding.
Do whatever you want after your Wedding, but don't clean it before.
Don't say we didn't warn you.
Last, but not least
4. Just have fun!
You are going to have cute kids with dirty faces want to hug you
You're going to have people want to dance with you who will step on your dress
It might rain that day
You only get one day.
Stop stressing about your dress and enjoy it!