Wedding Dress Preservation - Storage Unit - AFS

September 10, 2018

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How To Properly Preserve A Wedding Dress

The big wedding day is over, and now you must decide what to do with that beautiful wedding gown that you painstakingly chose. Some people decide to sell their dress, but most people prefer to preserve and treasure their wedding dress. If you fall into the latter category then this blog is for you. Read on to find tips for preserving your treasured wedding gown!

Take it to a professional

With something as delicate and beautiful as your wedding dress you want to make sure to enlist the help of a professional preservationist to store your wedding dress. Most dresses have a lot of complicated fabrics and stitching that require exceptional care. Thankfully, preservationists are well equipped to handle everything. They’ll be able to help you with everything from cleaning your gown to actually packing it away.

Clean Your Gown

The first step in preserving your gown is getting it cleaned. Most likely, your dress is in less than pristine tradition after the big day. If you store your wedding dress with food, beverage, or dirt stains, then you risk ruining the fabric forever. If you genuinely want your dress to last through the years, then you need to make sure that you store it in perfect condition.


There are several different options when it comes to packaging. The most popular method of storing your dress is boxing it. With this kind of packaging, your gown is folded and placed in an acid-free box. Additionally, acid-free wrapping paper is used to keep your dress from permanently creasing. With this method, you don’t have to worry about mildew or mold because your dress is still exposed to air flow of some sort.

Get a Climate Controlled Storage Unit

The final and most crucial step in your preservation journey is finding the right storage space for your gown once it has been adequately preserved. The best thing you can do for your dress is rent out a climate controlled storage unit. The reason you want to rent a climate controlled storage unit is that your dress will do best in a dark and cool place. If the delicate fabric of your gown is exposed to moisture or extreme temperatures, there is a good chance your dress will be ruined. In a climate controlled storage unit, you’re able to control both humidity and temperature so you can always assure that your dress will be in an optimal environment.

Rent A Unit With

If you’re looking for a climate controlled storage unit for your beautiful wedding gown make sure to check out the units at Affordable Family Storage. We offer a variety of sizes in our secure and durable climate controlled storage units. Contact us today to learn more about our units and let us help you find the perfect climate controlled storage unit for you!

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