If you’re using an heirloom wedding dress, or you’d like your future daughter to have the option of doing so, you need to have your dress properly cleaned and stored.
This ivory wedding dress and white veil are both from the 1900s. Guess which one was properly restored?
The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists is an organization of dry cleaners that specializes in restoring and preserving wedding dresses. As you know, we like to keep things as green as possible here at onewed, but regular dry cleaning is anything but environmentally friendly. That’s why we’re glad The Association has teamed up with carbonfund.org in a special project: zerocarbon wedding gown preservations. If you choose, the cost of having your gown preserved can include a donation to carbonfund.org. Visit the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists to find a participating cleaner in your area, and to get some great tips on caring for your wedding dress. We’ve mentioned it before, but carbonfund.org also has a great calculator for helping you figure out the carbon footprint of your wedding.
Just out of curiosity, will you be wearing a family wedding dress? Does it have a good story?
Believe it or not, all three of these dresses are from the 1980s. The yellowed one in back was improperly stored. The two in front were stored properly, and the one on the right has been remade for a more modern look.