Wedding day stains are common, and
almost anything you spill on your wedding gown will show. Here's a quick-fix
guide to help you out if you find yourself in trouble. The most important thing
is to have a good time and not worry about your gown after all, it is your
wedding day, and there will be plenty of time to worry about your gown later.
After the festivities are over, send your gown to a professional cleaner for
cleaning and packaging for storage.
Makeup stains can be cleaned with a
dry cloth, or a cloth slightly dampened with a small amount of water. These
stains are common because everyone is dressed to impress for your special day,
and often others can pass makeup onto your gown. These stains are hardly
visible, so you can make it through the entire day without too much trouble.
Wine and champagne, regardless of
color, contain considerable amounts of sugar as well as some dye or coloring.
You can easily spill champagne on your wedding gown at the reception, or the
best man can spill it on you if he's really nervous during his toast! Use a wet
napkin to remove the stain and enjoy the rest of the day. Blot, don't rub, the
stain. Rubbing can abrade the fibers and spread the stain.
It's still not safe after dinner. The
most important thing is to keep hydrated as a bride, so if someone spills
coffee and tea on you, blot the stain with seltzer water and keep on partying.
Wedding cake can get on your gown very
easily, since its traditional to smear your new spouse at the reception.
Fortunately, most cake ingredients are water soluble and can be quickly removed
with soda water, or with a quick blot. Some frosting contains dyes. Try to blot
with a cloth or baby wipes.
Fun is one thing that won't leave a
mark on your gown. Don't sweat the small stuff and let it ruin your big day.
Remember not to let this stuff bother you so much that you end up worrying too
much to have a good time. This is your wedding day! If you get a stain on your
gown, chances are your cleaner can take care of it. Stop stressing! Enjoy
yourself! Wedding day stains are fairly common, and almost anything you spill
on your wedding gown will show.
When the drinks are on the bride and
groom, there can be problems. Though it will hopefully be unnecessary, it may
be a good idea to pack a quick clothing care emergency kit in case disaster
A white cloth or handkerchief
Small spool of white or clear thread
Safety pins or transparent tape
Small bottle of rubbing alcohol
Small bottle of seltzer water
Baby wipes for stain removal "Thanks to the
Drycleaning & Laundry Institute for contributing to this article."