Wedding Dress Preservation
Archival storage of wedding gowns, lingerie, shoes, purse, ring pillow, cards and so much more!
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How to Preserve Your Wedding Dress -- Without Spending a Fortune
Sugars—from cake, drinks, your hubby’s hands—are the biggest concern since they can cause fabric to turn brown over the years. “If the cleaner does not do at least 75 gowns year, they are not very experienced,” says Sally Lorensen Conant, Ph.D., Executive Director, Association of Wedding Gown Specialists.
'Something Old' is Made New: Wedding Dress Upcycles
Take it from Hannah Brown, the designer and owner of Blue-Eyed Boutique in Biddeford, Maine. “Because of their origins, I can keep my dresses priced lower than most designers.” With Brown’s help, a 1950s slip was transformed into a sweet wedding gown. (Credit: (l) Courtesy of Hannah Brown ® Emily Delamater Photography) Besides all that, these garments have history. Says Brown: “We have a small piece of lace that I didn’t use from her dress that we’re incorporating into a new design for her 30th wedding anniversary vow renewal.” Brown gave her aunt’s 1985 wedding dress (left) a whole new look. She no longer fit into the gown she had planned to marry in, a gown that her late son had picked out.