Monday, November 11, 2013

How to Clean Your Wedding Dress

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When cleaning your wedding dress, it is important to know what kind of fabric the dress is made out of and to take the dress details into consideration. Depending on the fabric and embellishments, wedding dresses can be washed in a washer, a dryer, or by hand.

dirty wedding dress

If your dress is fairly simple and the fabric can take it, you can put your dress in a garment bag or duvet and stick it in your washer on a gentle cycle. If you have a sensitive fabric like silk, you can also put your dress in a garment bag and dry clean it at home or do it yourself at a laundromat if it is a large, voluptuous dress.

Tools you will need:

wedding dress cleaning tools

After washing your bathtub to decontaminate it, fill your bathtub with cold water and submerged the bottom of your dress in a mix of Vanish stain powder (kind of like Oxi Clean powder) and gentle liquid detergent (Genie Express-Gel from above). Let the dress hang with the bottom soaking overnight.

How to Clean Your Wedding Dress

You can put it outside on a big drying rack to drip away and then hung it up with a towel below it in your house.

dry your wedding dress

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