Clean Short Wedding Dresses Yourself

short wedding dressesContrary to popular belief, short wedding dresses (except silk ones) can actually be washed with water and laundry detergent. It does a much better job than dry cleaning. Dry-cleaning is expensive and is often unable to get out stains.

Check the fiber content tag to make sure your short wedding dresses are polyester. You can wash polyester short wedding dresses in a front-loading washer on cold wash/cold rinse gentle cycle with ordinary laundry detergent. Use regular laundry spot treatments such as Spray N Wash on stained or soiled areas, especially the hem, before laundering. After washing polyester short wedding dresses, take it out of the washer directly into a large plastic bag and take it home damp. Hang short wedding dresses to dry, on a sturdy plastic hanger from a high place. Spread out the train on a freshly vacuumed carpet. If your short wedding dresses have attached crinolines (petticoat underskirt), reach under the skirt and straighten the crinoline by pulling down from the bottom, all the way around. Do this right away when you hang your short wedding dresses. Don’t wait until the short wedding dresses are dry; it won’t work.

If you do have to use a dry cleaner, make sure they understand that you only want your short wedding dresses cleaned, not heirloomed. Heirlooming is a useless service. The box and the stuffing are of no value, and modern fabrics do not need to be “vacuum sealed” for preservation. The beach short wedding dresses can’t be in a sealed box. Don’t throw money away on heirlooming.