Accidents happen. It’s what makes us human. If you’ve happened to spill some food or drink on your dress such as red wine, coffee, sauce or oil, then here are some tips to help make a somewhat stressful situation a bit easier.
Firstly, if it doesn’t bother you – then leave the stain until you can get your dress professionally cleaned. If you want to reduce the appearance of the stain, get some soda water from the bar, and a fabric napkin and PAT the stain with a wet napkin, don’t rub!
If you’re the type of person who tends to spill food on their clothes a lot, then be prepared. A good stain removing pen may be able to do the trick! (Just make sure it’s safe to use on your garment)
Congratulations! You’ve found your dress and everything is falling into place perfectly. Now there’s nothing left to do but wait for the day you say “I Do.”
However, you’re only human and sometimes when significant events like this are nearing by, you may notice your diet and routine suffer. We’re all for living your best life and enjoying all the food you could ever want, however when you have a garment that is not forgiving and may not zip up on your big day, or may fall to your waist because you wanted the strapless dress, it’s an unwanted (and expensive) stress.
Whether you’re eating or exercising a little less, or a little more, any fluctuation in weight may mean that your dress is either too small or too big on the day you need to wear it.
Here are 10 simple tips to ensure you fit in your wedding dress on your special day:
- Drink plenty of water. Buy yourself a large drink bottle and aim to fill it up and drink the whole thing at least 3 times throughout the day. Staying hydrated will reduce any bloating or fluid retention, and an added bonus is that your skin may clear up.
- If you’re typically sedentary throughout the day, you’ll need to make sure that your calorie input doesn’t exceed your calorie output (that is eating more calories than you burn in a day)
- If you’re a regular gym junkie, stick to your routine. Just make sure your diet remains the same to prevent any fluctuations in weight.
- Have a final dress fitting a couple of days before your big day to make sure you can gauge whether your dress needs alterations.
- Reduce your salt intake a few days before if it’s over your recommended daily suggestion. This will reduce any bloating or water retention.
- When someone says “Don’t stress” it makes you stress even more. If you’re finding that you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, this can affect your diet. Take a moment to meditate and clear your head to avoid any missed meals or extra snacks. Be sure to focus on retaining your routine.
- Eat higher protein and fat, and lower carbs to keep you fuller for longer and to prevent any overeating.
- Avoid any late night snacks.
- Go for easy walks throughout the day to keep your body moving and to encourage the removal of excess fluids.
- Do what makes you happy and comfortable so you can have a stress free wedding day!
Wedding planning is an exciting time of your life. Big or small, we know the importance of having a beautiful bridal gown that is sentimental to you.
Once everything starts to settle after the wedding, you may think to hang your wedding dress up in a garment bag and leave it in your wardrobe. That’s not the case.
Here we go through our useful tips to preserving your bridal garment to last through many future generations.
- After the wedding, dry clean your gown. This will lift any stains as quickly and gently as possible.
- Get the original dressmaker to reinforce any tension points in your garment. Some dressmakers will have a quality guarantee, therefore after your wedding, contact them to see if they can adjust any parts of the garment, such as loose sequins, missing diamantes, frayed hems, stretched seams, or loose straps (such spaghetti straps.)
- When storing your wedding dress, store it in a clear plastic box in a cool and dark place, on a high shelf such as in your wardrobe. The clear plastic box will prevent any paper or ink marking or sticking to the dress. Seal the box with masking tape at the lid to prevent any bugs or dust mites from damaging the dress. By storing your dress in a box, and not hanging it, removes any stress on the structure of the dress as, if it’s heavy it may tear or stretch over time.
Congratulations! Exciting times are ahead with travelling to your destination wedding. Whether you’re driving, sailing or flying to your location, here are some stress free tips ensuring your garment survives the haul.
1: Carry on only! Whether you’re flying or sailing, ensure that your garment stays with you the whole trip. Do not check your garment with your luggage as it could get lost in transit, stolen at baggage claim or damaged in cargo.
2: Use a garment bag and request that it is hung up in the coat locker on your flight.
3: Use a nylon or fabric garment bag with zipper, and keep separates in different coat bags. If your dress has a separate lining, skirt or bodice, keep these separate to prevent any unwanted snags in transit.
4: Pack an emergency back up dress in your checked luggage. You never know what may happen to your main dress in transit or on the day of the event.
So the day is nearly here! You’ve been waiting so long for your moment to walk down the aisle in your gorgeous white dress. But what happens before then? You may have found the perfect dress first try, or have gone to countless dress fittings. Either way – in the lead up to your moment walking down the aisle, one thing is for certain. That is making sure your dress is safe, protected and stored away from danger.
Here are some simple ideas to ensure your wedding dress is in pristine condition right up until the moment you say “I Do.”
How to care for your wedding dress before your big day:
- Once you have purchased your dress, take it home and store it in a coat bag.
- If your dress isn’t hanging in a closet, lay it down on a spare bed away from direct sunlight to prevent any unwanted discolouration or loosening of any crystals that may be adhered to your garment.
- If a designer has your dress, they may hold it right up until the day of your wedding to fit you into your dress that day (and to control any mishaps such as splitting zippers or missing buttons.)
- If you have pets, store your dress in a closed room they don’t have access to. Cats love closets and scratching at different materials.