A key part of the wedding day is the dress. It may be a family heirloom or custom-modified for you. It may cost thousands of dollars. Regardless, it is your dress for your most important day! Here are some things to keep in mind to keep your dress looking its best.
Keep the dress in a protective bag as long as possible. It is too easy to get a smudge of dirt or spill something on it.
Do not eat or drink anywhere near the dress before you put it on!
Before you put the dress on, make sure you have finished getting your makeup and hair done. Curling Irons can damage the dress fabric so keep the dress well clear. Makeup can stain the dress and is very challenging to remove. Also apply any perfume and let it dry. Some perfumes can stain the dress.
Just before you are truly ready to put the dress on, make a bathroom visit. Once the dress is on going there will be much more difficult. While on this topic there are two things that can help with visiting the bathroom once you are fully dressed. Get a trusted bathroom “buddy” that can go with you and help keep the dress clear off the floor and any other things that could stain or damage it. You may also want to investigate a product called the Bridal Buddy (https://bridalbuddy.com). It can help keep the dress tucked up when you need to visit the bathroom.
Some dresses need to be put on over your head. If this is the case, cover your face with a soft cloth or pillowcase before putting the dress on so no makeup gets on the dress.
Once you are dressed and the day is progressing there are a few precautions you should keep in mind.
Avoid RED wine. It stains!
Everybody is going to want to hug you. That is wonderful, but be careful of ladies with heavy makeup. Just as you avoided makeup before you got dressed, you want to try and avoid it once dressed.
Depending on the location and weather, there is one more hazard, dirt and puddles. If you need to walk between buildings on paths or gardens take care to keep the dress clear of dirt, puddles of water and accidentally dragging it across something with thorns or other sharp points that can snag the dress.
On a final note, if your wedding is at home and you have pets, just be careful that they do not jump up on the dress or soil it in any other way, or get a claw/nail stuck in the dress.
A few precautions can help make your day wonderful and keep the dress looking great!