If you’re like most brides, you’ve probably spent a lot of time looking through endless styles of wedding dresses at a ton of different stores. Shopping for your wedding dress isn’t just a long and tedious process; it is also very emotionally intense. This is the dress that you’ll be wearing on the day when the rest of your life begins, so you put a lot of time and energy into choosing the perfect one. Not only will you be wearing your wedding dress on your special day, but chances are you’ll want to preserve it after the fact to either pass down or wear again on a special occasion. Unfortunately, there are countless hazards throughout the course of a wedding celebration that can blemish your wedding dress, and that can render it useless in a big hurry.
In a perfect world, your wedding day would go off without a hitch and you wouldn’t need to deal with a single blemish. Since that’s not the case, you need to be prepared to handle anything that comes your way and take the necessary steps to prevent a blemish in the first place. Here are a few tips to help you protect your wedding dress from blemishes as well as how to deal with them if something does occur.
One of the most common things to take a wedding dress out of commission is a nasty stain. If your beautiful white wedding dress gets a dark red stain all over the front of it, it can be essentially impossible to ever make it right. The best thing you can do to avoid stains is to serve food in designated areas that you can avoid while the masses are munching down snacks. Also, avoid any food that is liquid because that is typically the easiest thing to spill by accident. Lastly, be extra careful during the cake cutting ceremony because this is a prime time for you to accidentally get cake all over your wedding dress and staining it permanently.
Getting burns in your wedding dress may not be at the top of your list of concerns when heading into your wedding day, but at some weddings it can be a real cause for concern. I’ve read about accidents during the lighting of the unity candle as well as during the grand exit. Make sure you are extra careful with your candles while lighting your unity candle and always use 36 inch wedding sparklers for your grand exit so the sparks stay away from your dress. Lastly, if you are going to have a campfire or other source of exposed flame at your wedding reception, you should consider switching into other clothes after the ceremony to keep your dress in pristine condition.
Having an emergency kit on hand to deal with potential wedding dress blemishes is always a great idea. Hopefully you’ll never need to use it, but it never hurts to be prepared. Make sure you include things like a stain removal stick, club soda, and anything else you think might help in the event of a spill. Your best bet is to bring an additional dress to wear during the majority of your reception and reserve your actual wedding dress for the ceremony and the first part of the reception until dinner is served.