Wedding & Function
Wedding & Function

Preserving your wedding dress, shoes and bouquet

Besides the day itself and your hubby, your wedding dress, the shoes, veil and bouquet, are probably the most treasured items about the wedding. Even when you will not wear them again, you probably want to save them so they look as pretty as they did on your wedding day! Moreso, if you are planning to pass them down to your daughter someday.

Here are some practical ways to store your wedding attire so that it will stay fresh and wrinkle-free for years to come.

Wedding dress 

Have an attendant or relative hang your gown up as soon as you take it off.

Get it to a professional cleaner who specializes in wedding gowns, particularly in the event of spots or champagne spills. The cleaners will then clean and store the gown in a sealed box or container.

Store the box or container on a high shelf in a closet or in the attic.


For cloth shoes, sponge with a cloth and a mild detergent; when dry, put them away in tissue in a box. For leather shoes, polish and store. If tough grass stains are on shoes, have them cleaned professionally, no matter what the fabric.


If your freezer is large enough, store your bouquet inside until you return from your honeymoon. When you return, have it freeze-dried by a florist or dry it yourself by hanging it upside down in a dry place.