How To Store a Wedding Dress

How to Store a Wedding Dress

How To Store a Wedding DressEnsuring your wedding dress remains in pristine condition is essential for preserving the beautiful memories of your special day. When it comes to storing your gown in a self-storage unit, there are a few key steps to follow to keep it safe and well-maintained.

First, before storing your wedding dress, be sure it is professionally cleaned and preserved. An article on BRIDES warns that not all dry cleaners who offer wedding dress cleanings are up to the task of preserving your gown. So be sure to do your research before choosing a company to clean and preserve your dress.

Next, choose a suitable storage container for your dress. Every bridal store, and website article I have come across recommends storing wedding dresses in an acid-free box with acid-free tissue paper between each fold. 

While no one wants to store their wedding dress in a self-storage unit, it sometimes is necessary. When placing your wedding dress in a self-storage unit select a cool, dry location. Direct sunlight and heat can lead to discoloration and damage to the beading/adhesives. 

You may also want to invest in a clothing preservation storage container specifically made for clothing and provides air-tight and moisture-free storage. 

Regularly check the exterior of the storage box you have chosen for your wedding dress, and the area surrounding the location where it is stored for any indications of moisture, or pest exposure. Many articles like this one featured on The Knot have warned against opening the box as you risk exposing the dress to elements (dust, insects, and oxygen).

By following these simple steps and taking care when storing your wedding dress in a self-storage unit, you can preserve this cherished garment for years to come. Remember, each time you see that beautiful gown again, you’ll be transported back to the joyous moments of your special day!

STORAGEVILLE, USA recommends that you contact the original manufacturer or verified reseller of your wedding dress for preservation and storage tips. If you are unsure who to contact we encourage you to reach out to a reputable bridal gown reseller.