Why you should dry clean your wedding dress

03 Jul 2018

Don’t let your wedding dress gather dust after the big day; here’s why you should have it dry cleaned and why you should leave it to the professionals – from the experts at Connoisseur Dry Cleaners

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You most likely spent hours agonising over your dream dress, undertaking endless amounts of research on Pinterest and scouring local bridal boutiques until you found the one. The moment when you tried it on for the first time was surely magical, and wearing it on the big day itself undoubtedly made you feel like a princess. The special moments you share with your bridal gown are sacred and that is why your dress deserves some tender loving care after the wedding.   

No bride leaves their wedding with a pristine dress and while you may never wear it again, your gown is a precious keepsake and if perfectly preserved, can even be passed to future generations for their weddings. If you were in any doubt about getting your dress dry-cleaned by a professional, here’s why you should…

Eliminate stains

Act fast and have your dress cleaned sooner rather than later to ensure the best chances for stain removal. Some stains are not visible to the naked eye and will surface over time when it becomes too hard or even too late to get rid of them.

Standard dry-cleaning procedures are not delicate enough or efficient enough to clean a wedding dress and that is why it’s imperative that a specialist dry cleaning company, such as Connoisseur Dry Cleaners, does the job.

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Prevent discolouration

White, ivory and cream dresses are prone to yellowing and even the colour in pigmented gowns will begin to deteriorate over time if you don’t have it cleaned, especially if the dress is exposed to sunlight.

Connoisseur Dry Cleaners are one of the few pioneers in the industry to use GreenEarth® cleaning which uses a non-toxic, odourless, silicone-based clear liquid which has many advantages over traditional dry cleaning processes. It is eco-friendly, very gentle, keeps whites bright, fights fade, eradicates stains and, of course, is better for the fabrics and our environment.

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Stop fibre stretching

If you leave your dress hanging in your wardrobe the fibres can gradually stretch. As such, it is better to box your dress so that the material is loose and free of tension.

With the Specialist Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation Service at Connoisseur Dry Cleaners, each wedding dress is cleaned and delicately packaged in a beautiful, custom handmade preservation box. The boxes are sturdy enough to eliminate light, strong enough to protect from accidents, and are made from a breathable material lined with fine acid-free tissue. This method provides an easier long-term storage solution and offers additional protection.  

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Your chance to WIN

You could WIN a Specialist Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation Service from Connoisseur Dry Cleaners, worth £325. Enter here. You can also benefit from a 10% discount should you choose to have the full Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation Service using the promotional code BRIDE10%.

For more information about Connoisseur Dry Cleaners, visit the website: www.c-dc.co.uk/wedding-dress-cleaning and for further details about Connoisseur's wedding shoe cleaning services, visit the dedicated webpage: www.connoisseurdrycleaners.co.uk/Wedding+Shoe+Cleaning

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