Always… hang your gown by loops inside the gown tips that are connected to sturdy side seams, never by fragile shoulder seams that can stretch or sag.
Always… avoid storing your gown in plastic bags or vacuum-sealed, plastic wrapped containers because plastic emits fumes that can yellow the gown and trap moisture that mildews the gown.
Always… ask what precautions the specialist takes to protect delicate trims and decorations and how the cleaner guards against latent stains.
Always… choose a specialist who will personally process your gown, never one who sends your gown away to be cleaned.
Always… ask to inspect your gown personally before it is put into the container, which should be a pH neutral or acid-free box lined with fabric or acid-free tissue.
Always… avoid storing your gown in the attic or basement where there are extreme changes in temperature or humidity.
For more wedding gown care and storage tips, visit the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists