What do you do after you’ve got your wedding dress?

Finally chosen the wedding dress of your dreams? Here’s what you need to do next.

Sometimes the excitement of finding the perfect wedding dress can make people forget about all the other things they need to do once they have purchased it.

Unfortunately, once you have found your dream wedding dress it does not actually mean the process is all done and dusted. In fact, it is only the beginning… 

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First of all, you need to find dresses for your bridesmaids. This can often be a lot more stressful than finding your own dress, and the more bridesmaids you have the more stressful it gets as you try to please everyone.

You need to decide on a theme, as well as a colour and a style. It also goes without saying that you need to make sure your bridesmaids don’t upstage you on your day. 

You then need to decide on what accessories you are going to wear; are you going to have a tiara? Will you wear a lot of jewellery? Of course, this all depends on the style of your dress. You need to find something that compliments your gorgeous gown. 

Don’t forget about your hair and make-up prep either. Advance Whitening teeth whitening kits are a must for a pearly white smile on your big day. You will need to book a trial for your hair and makeup so that you can perfect your wedding look ahead of your big day. Y

our wedding dress will dictate the hairstyle and makeup you go for. After all, certain hairstyles suit certain wedding dresses, and your hair stylist will be able to help you with this to ensure you look your best on your special day.

Finally, you need to ensure you get your dress dry cleaned to guarantee it looks perfect for your big day. This is essential because after all the time, money, and effort you have spent on your dream gown you need to make sure it looks its absolute best. 

The advantages of having your wedding dress dry cleaned

You may be tempted to wash, dry, and iron your own wedding dress, whether before your special day, or in the aftermath of your big day, however, it is certainly advisable to get a professional to do this for you.

You will benefit from many advantages, such as saving yourself time and stress, as well as added insurance and comfort that your dress will look flawless thanks to their expert knowledge. 

With so much to do and so much to worry about before your big day, on your big day, and after your big day, the last thing you want to do is to be spending time washing and ironing your gown.

If you get a dry cleaning service to do this for you all you have to do is simply drop off your dress and pick it up, let the professionals do everything else for you. It really is that simple. 

The fact that professionals are cleaning your garment will put your mind at ease because you know your dream dress is in safe hands. Because of their specialist knowledge, they know the best way to deal with different fabrics and they will be fully aware of the best way to clean your dress. 

Finally, wedding dresses are difficult to clean with household items so you will probably spend just as much money, if not more, buying the correct products to clean your gown. 

A lot of us worry about putting our wedding dress in the hands of other people for the fear that something could go wrong or that they do not look after your special gown properly. To put your mind at ease here is a glimpse into the process your dress will go through at the dry cleaners:

  • First and foremost, your dress will be evaluated and any stains will be scrutinised to decipher which treatment procedure is best suited.
  • Your dress is then gently cleaned to precision. However, this is not where it all ends.
  • Aftercare is provided to your gown and a final inspection is taken place to ensure your dress has been fully cleaned to the best possible standard. 
  • After this, your dress will be folded to precision with an extremely careful hand and then it will be layered and packed so it is ready for its owner to come and collect.

You can rest assured that everything from the actual cleaning to the careful aftercare and the gentle folding and packing will be done with extreme professionalism and quality.

Photo by Cate Bligh