Taking care of your wedding dress and bouquet
Its recommended that after your wedding you take your dress to a specialised wedding dress dry cleaners. The sooner you do so, the lower the chances of any marks staining and becoming permanent.
Once safely returned to you, it is best to (although an emotional thought) to box your dress away for safekeeping. Keeping it safe, but having it close by means you can take a sneak peek when you fancy and a flurry of wedding day memories come rushing back. Other options include:
- donating your dress to charity
- give your dress to a friend or family member to wear on their big day
- have your dress altered into another piece of clothing (such as a cocktail dress) to wear on another occasion
- frame your dress to have on display in your home
There are also a few things that you can do with your wedding flowers. A simple and traditional way is to hang your bouquet upside down in a warm space, such as an airing cupboard or over a radiator. Another option is to press your flowers, although this, of course, flattens them which isn’t to everybody’s taste. Paying a preservation specialist, who uses specific techniques to dry your flowers, enables you to display your bouquet in a frame, either 2D or 3D. Some people do pay for their flowers to be made into a resin ornament for their home, such as initials or shaped like a heart – it’s not common but looks great!