Cheat Sheet: Clean and Store Your Gown
Have your dress dry-cleaned within six months of your wedding (the sooner, the better!). Use a service that specializes in wedding dresses so they use the right solvents. Make sure they stuff it with acid-free tissue, avoid using metal pins or buckles, and store it in a box. Once it's back home, store it in a cool, dry place (like an out-of-the-way closet, not the dank basement!).
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