complete details for wedding gown cleaning and preservation
The complete facts of wedding dress cleaning and preservation allow your wedding dress to be cleaned and saved as soon as possible after the wedding, helping to give you the best results. You can still clean and save your gown after many years, but delays can cause problems. Which of the three wedding preservation methods is the best? There are many wedding dress preservation companies that claim that their special method is the best. There is no need to confuse when you have facts. This special report is designed to educate you about the pros and cons of the three methods yourself. When you participate in this report, you will have the facts you need to decide which method you want to save your wedding dress. In this wedding dress preservation report, you will find: 5 main reasons for cleaning and saving wedding dresses in Chapter 1 :- Remember your special day Anniversary Celebration- For family members- A baptism of clothes Chapter 2 How should your wedding dress be cleaned :-Dry-cleaning -Wet- Chapter 3 three types of wedding dress preservation :-Boxed method - Sealed boxed method Chapter 4 of the bagging method debunks myths, misinformation, and correct lies :-Boxed vs. Bagging - \"Museum\" Bag storage-Boxed storage - Sealed boxed storage- Check clothes- Growth of mold and mold Pest- The goal of keeping the fabric breathable 5 wedding dresses :-Yellowing - Permanent creases Chapter 6 upgrade offer :- Content included in the upgrade- What is the value of the upgrade- Why the upgrade provides a summary of Chapter 7 wedding dress cleaning and preservation. The first reason to keep your wedding dress tidy. 1. Obviously, the first and most important reason is because it\'s your wedding dress. This is the most expensive dress you have and part of celebrating the most important day of your life. This is the dress in all your wedding photos. This is one of the things you remember most at your wedding. Of course, you have your photos, but being able to really see your well-preserved wedding dress will always bring a lot of good memories. 2. You may want to wear it to celebrate your 5, 10 or 25th anniversary. You can put it on the mannequin and show it on the anniversary celebration. 3. Wedding dress preservation keeps your dress in perfect shape so that your sister, your own daughter and even your granddaughter can wear it on the day of the wedding. ( This happens more often than you think, and is a great opportunity for you and the lucky girl wearing it. )4. Many brides are doing christening dresses with wedding dresses. Being able to make your wedding dress your precious daughter will wear on this important day is worth looking forward. It can start a great family tradition and pass heir. 5. The thing that started to pop was to make a cradle cover with it. This is easy to do and provides a wonderful reminder for your special days and special little days in the cradle. Whatever the reason, the preservation of the wedding dress is very important. You may not think so now, but from now on, you don\'t want to regret missing this opportunity. You will want beautiful wedding dress again for a while. After the wedding, many brides just put their clothes in plastic clothing bags and thought they would save it \"at some point. There\'s always good intentions, but \"at some point\" can turn into weeks or even years. Delays can pose some serious risks to your dress. You know there are some stains on your wedding dress. Dirt, grass stains on the hem of your skirt, and sometimes asphalt parking oil. Then the underarm deodorant, sweat, body oil, cosmetics Up, spray tan on the skirt. There may even be a wine spill once or twice. There are also some stains that are not easy to see, such as soda, champagne or cake icing. Any stains caused by liquid will be oxidized over time and turn brown. The longer any stain is, or the harder it is to remove oxidation. To prevent this from happening, it is important to clean and save your wedding dress. Putting your dress in a plastic bag is probably the worst storage. Plastic is made of oil and emits smoke. These chemical smoke will make your clothes yellow. That\'s why you should never take your clothes to a dry place. Put it in a plastic bag home. Hanging clothes can cause additional problems. Your wedding dress is heavy and will stretch the fabric and seams by hanging on it. If your skirt has sleeves, then the weight of the skirt will stretch the seams in the sleeves. If it\'s shoulder-less, or if you hang your clothes next to it Seam rings provided by the manufacturer can stretch the fabric and sidesseams. For those dressed in long-haul heavy trains, the same is true of the train\'s rings. Keeping your wedding dress properly can protect your precious souvenirs. Chapter 2 how should wedding dress be cleaned? There are two cleaning methods: dry cleaning Clean and wetcleaning. Dry- The cleaning is really not dry at all. Dry- Cleaning means cleaning without water. It is cleaned with petroleum solvent as cleaner. The most commonly used dry agent- Cleaned to vinyl chloride- \"Perc\" for short \". It is an excellent skim agent that can be used in all fabrics including silk, acetate, artificial silk and polyester. It does damage to some sequins and beads. If the beads and sequins stick to the fabric, it can melt the coating on some beads and melt the glue. The Stoddard solvent is not that popular because it is more expensive and there are more regulations for its use Just like it can\'t be used in the facilities of the strip mall. It is an excellent skim, but it has the added advantage of not hurting beads or sequins. Exxon DF- 2000 is also an petroleum-based solvent. It doesn\'t hurt beads or sequins, but it\'s not as good as the Stoddard solvent skim. It does have fewer regulations, so it\'s more popular for some dry people Cleaning facilities. Cleaning should be done with the so-called \"original solvent. The original solvent is a solvent that is specially cleaned and filtered before each use. Many dry- The cleaner uses the same solvent over and over again, which means that the solvent can retain the residual oil and the \"dirt\" that can be reused\" On your clothes. Dirty solvents will also leave \"dry- There is a clean smell on your clothes. Wet- Cleaning, washing your clothes with water has several advantages. Water is best suited to remove any type of sugar stains, food stains or plain dirt on the hem. This is a very poor skim, But oil solvents do not remove sugar and food stains. )Wet- Cleaning also eliminates the sizing in the fabric ( Sizing is a starch-like substance that manufacturers use to give the fabric \"body \"). The fabric pulp attracts mice and insects. Proper wet- Cleaning will not leave any smell on your dress. The care label in the wedding dress should indicate which method is recommended by the manufacturer. Experience is the most important consideration when choosing who should clean and save your wedding dress. Asking questions is the most effective way to determine their experience. How long have they been doing business? Do they specialize in wedding dresses or do they wash them once in a while? Do they check each dress individually or do they put it together with all their regular cleaning? Chapter 3 The three types of wedding dress preservation are: 1. Common boxed method 2. Sealed box method 3. Bagging method. Let\'s check it out. Common boxed methods. Clean your wedding dress first and put it on cardboard. There are bust statues and skirts in the box. If bust is not properly fixed in the box, the skirt slides and ends up being placed in a mess at the bottom of the box. This dress is folded and layered with paper towels. The box may or may not have a window display area. The box was closed and sent to you. Sealed boxed method. This method is the same as the normal boxed method, just a step further in the protection of wedding dress preservation. The box is completely sealed. It is sealed to prevent moisture and insects. Bagging method. Once again, wash the dress first, then usually hang it on a padded hanger, and put it in some sort of cloth bag. Chapter 4 debunks myths, lies, and misinformation. Let\'s discuss these methods and expose some wrong information, misconceptions and correct lies on the Internet about how wedding dress is kept. First of all, companies that know how to use these methods will convince you that their methods are the best. But let\'s look at the logical and scientific facts. Boxed vs. Bagging. The boxed method provides a convenient size storage box that can be easily stored under the bed or at the bottom of the closet. Depending on the size of your wedding dress, bagging can be very bulky and take up considerable closet space, especially if your wedding dress is fuller or has a train. Consider where you will store your saved wedding dress and how much storage space you have. The bagging method is also called \"museum\" storage or \"museum quality\" storage. The propaganda behind this is that the museum stores the clothes in the bag, not in the box. This part is true. Even their own materials explain that the museums will collect clothes folded in drawers. The museum will put most of the clothes in the bag. Most of their clothes are thin. Lines and regular women\'s clothing throughout the age group. These can be easily hung up and take up very little \"closet\" space with just a touch Prepare for the show. Unlike bulky clothes, trains and wedding dresses. As mentioned earlier, they take up quite a bit of closet space if they are bagged and hung. In addition, if they are hung, the weight of the clothes causes the fabric to stretch. Did you feel the weight of some wedding dresses? The garment manufacturer sewed a ribbon ring at the seams of the skirt and suggested that it be hung on these rings. Yes, the coil can be reinforced, but the whole weight of the garment is still hanging from the seams, which will cause the fabric to stretch. If the dress is a lightweight \"Destination Style\" dress, then it doesn\'t matter. If the dress had a sleeve and hung on the sleeve, the stretch would have been worse. The shape of the sleeve can be deformed. The hanger can leave a permanent mark on the top of the sleeve. Other advantages of this method are to check the garment and not fold the fabric. When saving the wedding dress with bagging method, you can open the bag and check the wedding dress easily. If the skirt is short without a train, then it should not have any folds. If it has a train, then the train will be hung up by a ribbon ring at its seams and folded up on the half way of the train, which will result in a double setback for the past 12 years The 24 \"train, from the ring to the hem of the train. Remember how it hung in your bag when you took the train from your wedding dress to your wedding. For this method, it will hang in the same way. Therefore, using the bagging method, clothes with trains always have at least two folds. ( If they don\'t really hang the train on the rings, then the whole train will be a crumpled mess, piled up at the bottom of the bag -- No other place to go). Finally, the fabric storage bag used in the bagging method should be resolved. When using bag storage, there are two areas of concern about pests. Insects can enter the smallest place through the smallest cracks and openings. We have all experienced spiders, wigs, pill worms and other insects in some very unusual places. Closed Area, in many bags, it is a zipper, it is usually tied and closed in the bagging method. This can provide an opportunity for insects to enter the bonds between them or between them. The second is the hole in the top of the bag through which the hanger passes. Insects can enter at this opening ceremony and destroy your clothes. The cloth bag does let the air pass, but it also means that moisture can also pass through the clothes. As humidity rises, there will be more moisture in the air, so there will be more moisture in the fabric of your clothes. It doesn\'t matter unless the humidity is too high and it promotes mildew on the fabric. Other things may happen in the bag. Cats, dogs and mice especially like to \"mark\" their territory. What happened to an animal peeing on the bag to mark their territory. Obviously, it can be soaked in the wedding dress through a cloth bag. The dress must then be redesignedcleaned. OK, now let\'s discuss the packing method. Two types of boxes can be used, one with a window display area at the top and the other with just plain cartons. This is indeed a personal preference for everyone. With this method of saving wedding dresses, clean the wedding dresses first. Then steam and press. Then put it on a shape bust form and fill in the top of the skirt to make it show better. The chest form is attached to the box so that the clothes do not slide around in the box and will eventually pile at the bottom of the box. When the skirt is placed in the box, it is folded and layered with acid-free paper towels. This layering is done to protect and soften the folds. If it is an ordinary cardboard box, the last layer of paper towel will be placed on the top of the skirt. If the box is a window display box, then this layer is not used so you can see your skirt through the display window. The box can then be stored under the bed or at the bottom of the closet. The sealing box method goes through the same process as the additional steps to seal the entire box. What are the advantages and disadvantages. The way to box is that you can open the box and look at the dress to make sure it\'s yours and check it out. If it\'s a display box with Windows, you don\'t need to open it to make sure it\'s your dress -- You can see it through the window. However, there is a problem if you think you can open the box to check the clothes. First of all, you should never touch a clean and preserved wedding dress unless you wear white cloth gloves. You may or may not have clean hands, but there will be body oil on your hands, so you need gloves. If you have white cloth gloves, then when you open the box, you will find the bust image attached to the box, so you need to unlock it. Next, you need to expand the skirt layer by layer and check the train at the bottom of the box. Once you are satisfied, you will need to re-decorate the dress as before, and re-attach the bust image. It sounds much easier than it is now. If you really take the clothes out of the box, you will find it more difficult to put everything back in the box. Before you open the box and try to check your clothes, the other thing that is absolutely to be sure is the guarantee of the wedding dress preservation company. It may say that you can open the box to check your clothes, or it may not say that you can open the box to check your clothes. It may say that you can open the box to check your clothes, but it does not specify if you can take the clothes out of the box. If it\'s not specific then you should ask specific questions to make sure what you can or can\'t do will void their guarantee. The wedding dress preservation company must protect itself from the bride\'s removal of the dress from the box, wearing it, putting it back in the box, claiming that during the initial cleaning and preservation process, stains or dirt or anything never flow out and ask for a free re-treatment. Don\'t think you can open the box just because it\'s not sealed, check the skirt, or take it out instead of canceling the guarantee. . . You need to check it first. Boxes without seals are vulnerable to pests. Insects like to go into small, thin openings and nest in fabrics. Because the box is closed, it does not mean that the insects cannot get in. The same warning applies to boxes and bags of animals that mark their territory. The cardboard is better protected than the cloth bag, but it will still be destroyed by animal urine on it. The moisture and humidity in the unsealed box will also vary The same warning applies. So what about the method of sealing the box? It provides more protection for all the benefits of the boxed method. You don\'t have to worry about animals and insects. How about checking the moisture and mildew problems in clothes and sealed boxes? Some wedding dress preservation companies use these two reasons as a warning not to use the sealed box method. Let\'s give them an address at a time. The following is the practical science on mold and mold growth published by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The best condition for mold growth is 70%- 98% relative humidity 77- 88 degrees Fahrenheit Mildew stops growing completely when the relative humidity is less than 62%. So if your wedding dress is boxed or bagged but not sealed, you have a risk of mildew if you have a high humidity and warm temperature. If you live in an area where the humidity level may be higher than 70%, there may be a risk of mildew in your unsealed exposed wedding dress. If your box is sealed and you are already sealed in high moisture in the box and clothes, you may also face the same risk of mildew. So to get the best wedding dress preservation, you want to seal the boxed method with little or no moisture in the box. This means you need to make sure that your wedding dress preservation company dries your wedding dress and controls humidity before sealing the box. Another objection from some companies to the method of sealing the Boxed is that the fabric should be allowed to breathe. It\'s almost funny when you think about it. Fabric has no lungs- In fact, it should not breathe. Letting the fabric breathe means the air can flow through the fabric. The problem with air flowing through the fabric is that the air carries dust, dirt, pollen, mold holes and bacteria. Fabric as a natural filter. Therefore, if air is allowed to circulate in clothing, more and more contaminants will accumulate on the fabric. The sealed box does not allow air circulation, thus eliminating the problem. So the propaganda of some companies as a deterrent is actually a benefit of sealing the box. When it comes to checking the wedding dress with a sealed boxed method, you can\'t completely check the wedding dress at all. You will want to select a company with a window display box so you can see and verify that it is your dress. If you open the box and take your clothes out for inspection, you will cancel their guarantee. This means that you have to \"trust\" the wedding dress preservation company you use to do the cleaning and preservation rights. Look at the company. What kind of reputation do they have? Read their proof. Are they members of the Better Business Bureau? What is their rating? How long have they been doing business? Do they specialize in wedding dresses or do they make all kinds of dry clothes? cleaning? Can you call in person to answer your question? Chapter 5 What do you want your wedding dress to do for you and your wedding dress? 1. To prevent your wedding dress from turning yellow, you need to keep your wedding dress. Yellowing can be caused by several situations. Do not use plastic bags for long-term storage. Over time, plastic bags will emit petroleum distillates that turn your clothes yellow. Store your clothes in Africa An acid-free environment can also make your clothes yellow. This will include a normal carton or replace the acid-free tissue with a normal tissue. 2. You want to save your wedding dress to prevent any permanent creases from appearing in your wedding dress. Make sure that the company you use has proper care for your clothes. If you insist on using the bagging method, they should do some preparation for your train, especially if it does not fold twice in the bag. If you use a boxed or sealed boxed method, they should fold the clothes carefully and buffer each fold with acid-free paper towels. This buffer will deform the folds and prevent them. ( Please note that some companies will promote the idea that your wedding dress should be redesigned Fold every few years to prevent permanent creases. It sounds good in theory, but it\'s not true at all. First of all, if your dress is properly stored, buff it with acid-free paper towels and the folds will remain wrinkled. Unless there is some kind of force to \"squish\" The skirt, or especially to crush the folds into creases, the creases do not happen. Folding does not \"automatically\" squander itself into creases. Actually- With proper steaming and ironing, creases can be removed from the fabric. The seamstress always does this. If seams or hem must be replaced, they can easily make \"creases\" disappear when they are steamed or ironed. )3. You want to keep your wedding dress to prevent the growth or infection of mold, mold or insects. This is guaranteed only when you use the sealed boxed method See the section under \"wedding dress preservation method. 4. You want to save your wedding dress to prevent brown spots or oxidized spots from appearing on your wedding dress. When the stain on the skirt is not cleaned properly, brown spots usually appear. Over time, the stain is oxidized and Brown. This is especially true for any sugar-based stain Caused by soda, wine, cake icing or food. These stains may not be visible when you send the clothes for cleaning and preservation. It is important that the company you use not only has to do a careful visual inspection, but also a black inspection. Check the light and find any hidden stains. The company will completely remove the stains on your clothes. Some wedding preservation companies offer upgrade services. Upgrades include the use of muslin instead of acid-free paper towels, additional insurance, and upgraded storage containers. Upgrade fee can be around $40. 00 to $100. 00 more than their standard offer. Upgrade is a \"replica\"off\"! Muslin is a very cheap fabric with no extra benefits compared to acid-free paper towels. It sounds great, but it doesn\'t help to create a better storage environment or keep clothes safer or better. Acid-free organizations do everything muslin can do Save you money. Most wedding preservation companies automatically offer $500. They clean and keep insurance on insurance. Insurance is actually provided through the United States. P. S. (or Fed-Ex). Insurance costs increased to $1,500 after the upgrade. When you ship for $2 per $100, you can buy additional insurance, so $10- You can get top insurance for $20. Keep in mind that the company that provides insurance is providing insurance to make money. This is a huge profit center for the United States. P. S. and Fed-Ex. Also be aware that the insurance company does not like to pay the claim and will pay as little as possible. They \'d say your clothes were used. (which it is)- It\'s in poor condition. ( That\'s why you clean it up. - Is it last year\'s season or old model clothes? ( Bridal manufacturers introduce new clothes twice a year, creating two seasons a year, so your clothes have at least 1 to 3 or more seasons). The insurance is for the insurance company. Oh, other than that, in my 12 years of personal dealings with the United StatesP. S. They haven\'t lost a wedding dress yet for cleaning and preservation. I think the wedding dress box is too big to lose. The last one to upgrade the project is a different storage container. Checked, you will see that the box is exactly the same except for the different colors. The size, shape, material of the box are all the same, the only difference is the external color of the box. So, is there really any significant value in buying upgrades? Absolutely not. This is just a great strategy for that particular wedding dress preservation company to make you spend more money -- As a result, their profits have increased significantly. Chapter 7 Summary of wedding dress cleaning and preservation work. Cleaning Summary: determine the fabric of your wedding dress. If it is polyester then it is usually wetcleaned. If it\'s silk, acetate or artificial silk, then you have a few options. Are there any beads or sequins on the skirt? Vinyl chloride (perc) Is the most common dry- Clean the solvent, but can change color or melt the coating on the beads and sequins, and dissolve the glue if it is glued to it. Better option is Stoddard solvent or DF-2000. These dry- The cleaning solvent is still a good skim but does not cause damage to the beads and sequins. The Stoddard solvent is the best skim in both. Read the manufacturer\'s fabric care label to help guide your selection. Choose a wedding dress preservation company that uses Virgin solvent. You don\'t want your clothes to be \"cleaned\" in dirty solvents, which can leave a bad smell in your clothes. Choose a company specializing in the cleaning and preservation of wedding dresses. Choose a company that has been running for a long time, is a member of the better bureau of commerce and has excellent reviews. It\'s better to double check your clothes with a company and then do further checks with black lights. The company should do minor repairs without giving you extra fees. As part of their service, they can repair those loose beads, change buttons or repair small cracks on the fabric. Carefully check the preservation method of the entire wedding dress. Choosing a company will give you peace of mind, where you know that your precious souvenirs will be placed in an acid-free environment and not protected by unwanted creases, it will not be protected by mold and mildew and provide lifelong protection.