As a Wedding Planner in Ibiza I am lucky to see wonderful dresses which are all unique in terms of style, shape, attitude and overall feel—from romantic, contemporary to beachy. One thing I always wish is the bride takes care of her dress even after the big day (even on the occasions she decides to dive into the pull with it on at the end of the night!!)
You have spent hours, days, even weeks or me to find THE Ibiza wedding dress of your dreams! The fittings were a defining moment of preparations for your wedding, and the moment you put your wedding dress in its cover will surely be just as much. Before that, I advise you to take some precautions that will help you to keep it in the best condition, so that it is intact, even ten years later.
As young woman with a passion for old linen and thinking of brides wishing to keep their most beautiful dress intact I have detailed some tips below. The concept is inspired by preservation techniques of national collections in museums, in collaboration with curators and fashion historians.
Before your big Ibiza wedding day
Keep your dress away from any food, drink, make-up, pen, child, pets and the groom to be. In short, one avoids any risk!
Even if it is very tempting to admire it, hug it and try it over and over again, it is better to avoid getting it out of the closet too often, at the risk of damaging it even before the day of your marriage.
After your wedding day
Attention, the cover that you are provided with your wedding dress is designed to carry it, but not to keep it. Your dress will not be protected.
Do not wait more than 15 days to clean your dress. Of course, the sooner the better. Go to an old fashioned dyer, not a regular chain. In the case of a task, the more precise you are about the nature of the tasks, the more it will be able to deal with them adequately. When you collect your dress, inspect it in detail, in the presence of the dyer, to avoid any unpleasant surprises afterwards.