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Cleaning and Preserving Your Wedding Dress

Friday, October 17th, 2014

We get a lot of questions from brides about cleaning and preserving their wedding dresses.  Many don’t know where to take their dress or what to look for in a cleaner.  The most important thing is to take your dress to a professional cleaner specializing in bridal gown cleaning and preservation.  Do not take it to your local cleaners with the rest of your dry cleaning!  The sooner you have your wedding dress cleaned, the easier it is to successfully remove all the cake, lipstick, champagne, and floor dirt that you picked up the day of the wedding.

At Your Dream Dress, we have worked with and recommended Orange Restoration Labs in Connecticut for cleaning and preserving wedding dresses. Their quality of service, professional expertise and personal care are exceptional.  They have some great tips on their website for cleaning and preserving your wedding dress.  These are their top 10 things for preserving your gown:

  1. Look for someone who specializes in cleaning and preserving wedding gowns. When it comes to wedding gowns, most cleaners do not do the work themselves. They send wedding dresses off to someone else, often someone else in another state. Not good. You want a cleaner who takes responsibility for your wedding gown.
  2. Ask if the cleaner has been specially trained and if the cleaner is a member of an Association. The last thing you need is someone who is going to practice or “learn on the job” with your beautiful bridal gown.
  3. How many years has the cleaner been in business? The cleaner may be very well trained, but years of experience count. The longer he or she has been in business the more likely he or she has seen a wedding gown similar to yours and knows how to handle a wedding gown as special as yours.
  4. What kind of solvent is the cleaner going to use on your bridal gown? A Specialist knows that some solvents are more gentle than others and will use the solvent best for your bridal gown’s fragile beading and other decorations.
  5. Does the cleaner handle solvents responsibly? Some cleaners can even offer you carbon-free wedding gown cleaning and wedding gown preservation because they make donations to a non-profit organization that provides carbon offsets and climate solutions. See Zero Carbon Weddings.
  6. What kind of guarantee does the cleaner provide? Today or twenty-five years from today, who is going to honor the guarantee that your bridal gown will still be in pristine, ready-to-wear condition?
  7. Will completely acid-free tissue be used to buffer the folds of your wedding gown when it is packed and will the container be completely acid-free? Do not settle for pH-neutral materials that can re-acidify over time—especially if a wedding gown is stored in a damp area where humidity can dissolve the neutralizer in the packing materials.
  8. Does the container allow the fabric to “breathe” and allow the fibers to expand and contract with changes in heat and humidity? Shrink-wrapping can trap moisture that may cause mildew and create an electrostatic charge that sets creases which no amount of pressing can remove.
  9. What precautions does the cleaner take to protect your bridal gown during the cleaning process? During the packing process? Prongs, for example, around the beads on your wedding gown can snag the fabric during the cleaning process. When your wedding gown is packed, puffy bows or flowers should be stuffed or protected with a nest of tissue. Bust pads should also be removed because they emit off-gases that will yellow your wedding gown.
  10. Is your wedding dress going to be clean? Will the cleaner remove all stains and “floor dirt” around the hem of your wedding gown? Does the cleaner guard against latent stains? Stains such as wine or ginger ale contain sugar and can dry clear. Over the years the sugar in latent stains caramelizes and turns brown. Such stains do not automatically dissolve during the cleaning process and require special care.

Believe it or not, cleaning is the most important part of the wedding gown preservation process so look for a Specialist who will allow you to personally inspect your bridal gown before it is packed in an acid-free wedding chest. And then look carefully to be sure your bridal gown will be as lovely years from now as it was the day you wore your very special gown.

For more information on cleaning and preserving your wedding dress check out these articles on Orange Restoration Lab’s website:

Bag Versus Box: Which is Best for Your Bridal Gown

True or False: Five Myths About Wedding Gown Cleaning and Wedding Gown Preservation

25% Off All New Arrivals!

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Take an extra 25% off all new arrivals!  Use code NEW25 at checkout.  Promotion ends October 19.  Click here to see all new arrivals.

 

Reem Acra Angelique 4700 Wedding Dress

Reem Acra Angelique 4700 Wedding Dress

 

Allure Bridal 8801 Wedding Dress

Allure Bridal 8801 Wedding Dress

 

Vera Wang Bouquet Wedding Dress

Vera Wang Bouquet Wedding Dress

 

Christos Aura T302 Wedding Dress

Christos Aura T302 Wedding Dress

 

Oscar de la Renta 33N07 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 33N07 Wedding Dress

 

Badgley Mischka Olga Wedding Dress

Badgley Mischka Olga Wedding Dress

 

Nicole Miller Katia GH0014 Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller Katia GH0014 Wedding Dress

 

 

New Wedding Dresses at Your Dream Dress- Up to 90% Off Retail!

Friday, October 10th, 2014

New dresses have arrived at Your Dream Dress!  Gorgeous couture wedding dresses from our favorite designers like Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Badgley Mischka, and Ines Di Santo are now arriving in daily.  You can get these 100% authentic designer bridal gowns at up to 90% off  the retail price!!

Here’s something really good to know — Your Dream Dress only purchases new gowns in excellent, ready to wear condition directly from the designer or authorized bridal salons, so rest assured you are accessing 100% authentic top designer brands.  Not only that, you can have peace of mind buying these gowns online knowing that Your Dream Dress offers a fantastic no-risk return policy, backed by our excellent customer service and experience.

Check out some of our favorite new designer dresses below and go to yourdreamdress.com to see all of our new dresses.  Best of luck shopping for Your Dream Dress!

Vera Wang Hayley Wedding Dress

Vera Wang Hayley Wedding Dress

 

Oscar de la Renta 44N48 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 44N48 Wedding Dress

 

Badgley Mischka Hilary Wedding Dress

Badgley Mischka Hilary Wedding Dress

 

Ines Di Santo Lodovica Wedding Dress

Ines Di Santo Lodovica Wedding Dress

Christos Meadow T285 Wedding Dress

Christos Meadow T285 Wedding Dress

 

Ulla Maija Anna Maier Carin 3716 Wedding Dress

Ulla Maija Anna Maier Carin 3716 Wedding Dress

 

Lea-Ann Belter Layla Wedding Dress

Lea-Ann Belter Layla Wedding Dress

Amal Alamuddin’s Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress | Lace Oscar de la Renta Dresses at Your Dream Dress

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Amal Alamuddin’s Oscar de la Renta dress was so beautiful and elegant!  Vogue featured her fitting with the designer online yesterday.

Amal Alamuddin's weddinig dress fitting with Oscar de la Renta

Amal Alamuddin’s weddinig dress fitting with Oscar de la Renta

“The dress is an exquisite mille-feuille of ivory tulle appliquéd with fourteen yards of Chantilly lace, its bodice hand embroidered with beading and crystals.” Vogue.com

People Magazine has the stunning couple on their cover.  Amal’s dress, veil, and flowers are just gorgeous.

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney Wedding Picture

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney Wedding Picture from People.com

We are so in love with Oscar de la Renta at yourdreamdress.com!  We’ve featured his dresses many times and are so thrilled to be able to offer them to our own future brides.  The best part is that at yourdreamdress.com you don’t have to pay retail to have an Oscar de la Renta dress!  Use our ANNIVERSARY code to get an extra 15% off all Oscar de la Renta dresses.

Oscar de la Renta 33N82 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 33N82 Wedding Dress

 

Oscar de la Renta 44N57 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 44N57 Wedding Dress

 

Oscar de la Renta 33E81 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 33E81 Wedding Dress

 

Oscar de la Renta 33E52 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 33E52 Wedding Dress

 

Oscar de la Renta 22E20 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 22E20 Wedding Dress

 

 

Oscar de la Renta 44N66 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 44N66 Wedding Dress

See all of our Oscar de la Renta dresses at yourdreamdress.com.

 

Lace Wedding Dresses & Fall Weddings

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Fall weddings are so incredibly beautiful.  I love the idea of using gold accents with eggplant, mossy green, or orange with a lace dress for fall.  There is something so warm and intimate about those colors.  At yourdreamdress.com, we have so many lace dresses to choose from.  I’ve shared a few of my favorites below.  I’ve, also, shared some of the pictures of fall weddings that I have wasted hours scouring the web for!  Don’t forget that you get an extra 15% off everything on our site using code ANNIVERSARY until September 30.

 

St. Pucchi Sposa Z266 lace Wedding Dress

Dress: St. Pucchi Sposa Z266
Table Setting: snaphappyphotography.com
Invitation: empressstationary.com
Bling Pumpkin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/137008013639724664/

 

Vera Wang Luxe Hilary Wedding Dress

Vera Wang Luxe Hilary Wedding Dress

 

Badgley Mischka Cressida Wedding Dress

Badgley Mischka Cressida Wedding Dress

 

Oscar de la Renta 33N82 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 33N82 Wedding Dress

 

Romona Keveza L317

Romona Keveza L317 Wedding Dress

 

Reem Acra Lace Me Up Mini Dress 4739 and Skirt 4745

Reem Acra Lace Me Up Mini Dress 4739 and Skirt 4745

 

Oscar de la Renta 44N66

Oscar de la Renta 44N66 Wedding Dress

 

Reem Acra Adore 4809 Wedding Dress

Reem Acra Adore 4809 Wedding Dress

Anne Barge Genevieve

Anne Barge Genevieve Wedding Dress

 

Christos Ophelia T292 Wedding Dress

Christos Ophelia T292 Wedding Dress

 

 

Fall Wedding Table

KarenBussen.com

 

Fall Wedding Centerpiece with Pheasant Feathers

Fall Wedding Centerpiece with Pheasant Feathers

 

Fall Wedding Ideas

Elegant Rustic Fall Wedding

 

Fall Wedding Decor

Green Moss Pomanders with Brown Ribbon

Green Moss Pomanders with Brown Ribbon

Fall Wedding Ceremony Decor

Fall Wedding Ceremony Decor

 

Fall Wedding Bouquet with Gold Accents

 

Fall Wedding Bouquet with Pumpkins

 

Magenta and Purple Fall Wedding Bouquet

 

Fall Wedding Bouquet

Fall Wedding Flowers

 

Gold Accents for Fall Wedding

Gold Accents for Fall Wedding

We’re Celebrating!

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

September is our 10 year anniversary!  We’ll be celebrating all month.  Celebrate with us by enjoying 15% off everything in our store!!  Use code ANNIVERSARY when you  checkout.

We’ve had so many new dresses coming in from all your favorite designers like Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Badgley Mishcka and Amsale.  You can use your 15% off on all of our new arrivals!

New Arrivals

 

Vera Wang Eleanor 120110 Wedding Dress

Vera Wang Eleanor 120110 Wedding Dress

 

Badgley Mischka Sydney Wedding Dress

Badgley Mischka Sydney Wedding Dress

 

Sophia Tolli Rue Y11332 Wedding Dress

Sophia Tolli Rue Y11332 Wedding Dress

 

Oscar de la Renta 33N99 Wedding Dress Two Piece

Oscar de la Renta 33N99 Wedding Dress Two Piece

 

Amsale Lexington M623 Wedding Dress Blue Label

Amsale Lexington M623 Wedding Dress Blue Label

 

Oscar de la Renta 44N65 Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta 44N65 Wedding Dress

 

Reem Acra Violet 4214 Wedding Dress

Reem Acra Violet 4214 Wedding Dress

 

Angel Sanchez N8008 Wedding Dress

Angel Sanchez N8008 Wedding Dress

Kenneth Pool is Our Featured Designer This Week | Take an EXTRA 25% Off ALL Kenneth Pool Wedding Dresses!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Our featured designer this week is Kenneth PoolTake an extra 25% off all Kenneth Pool dressesUse code: POOL25 at checkout.  Sale runs from August 25 until August 31, 2014.

Kenneth Pool dresses are designed to give each bride the fairy tale look she’s always dreamed of!  They are made with the most luxurious silk fabrics from silk satin to silk organza.  But, what makes them even more magnificent is the attention to detail of intricate embroidery and sparkling crystals.  Kenneth Pool gowns are honestly fit for the modern day bride that is fashion savvy and wants sophistication!

A few of our favorites are below, check out the Kenneth Pool page to see all of the gorgeous dresses from this designer.

 

Kenneth Pool Valentina K407 Wedding Dress

Kenneth Pool Valentina K407 Wedding Dress

 

Kenneth Pool Olympia K431 Wedding Dress

Kenneth Pool Olympia K431 Wedding Dress

 

Kenneth Pool Liliah K395 Wedding Dress

Kenneth Pool Liliah K395 Wedding Dress

 

Kenneth Pool Anastasia K383 Wedding Dress

Kenneth Pool Anastasia K383 Wedding Dress

 

Kenneth Pool Rochelle K379 Wedding Dress

Kenneth Pool Rochelle K379 Wedding Dress

 

Kenneth Pool Knockout K350 Wedding Dress

Kenneth Pool Knockout K350 Wedding Dress

Featured Designer of the Week: Peter Langner | Take an Extra 25% Off All Peter Langner Dresses & Veils

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Our featured designer this week is Peter Langner.  Take an extra 25% off all Peter Langner dresses and veils!  Use code: LANGNER25 at checkout.  Sale runs from August 18 until August 24, 2014.

Peter Langner wedding dresses are so elegant and exquisitely crafted.  His dresses are for the bride who appreciates impeccable quality, style and refinement.

 

Peter Langner Rogers Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Rogers Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Portoghesi Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Portoghesi Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Vanessa Stola Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Vanessa Stola Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Bianca Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Bianca Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Eiffel Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Eiffel Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Windsor Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Windsor Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Beauty Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Beauty Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Tange Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Tange Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Zeta Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Zeta Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Fortunati Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Fortunati Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Winnie Decolte Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Winnie Decolte Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner Sanda Wedding Dress

Peter Langner Sanda Wedding Dress

 

Peter Langner V1157 Melissa Light Ivory Chapel Length Bridal Veil

Peter Langner V1157 Melissa Light Ivory Chapel Length Bridal Veil

 

Peter Langner V3175 Zenith Due Diamond White Chapel Length Bridal Veil

Peter Langner V3175 Zenith Due Diamond White Chapel Length Bridal Veil

 

Peter Langner V1240 Suzy Due Ivory Chapel Length Bridal Veil

Peter Langner V1240 Suzy Due Ivory Chapel Length Bridal Veil

 

Featured Designer of the Week: St. Pucchi | Get an Extra 25% Off All St. Pucchi Dresses & Veils

Monday, August 11th, 2014

St. Pucchi is our featured designer of the week.  Take an extra 25% off all St. Pucchi dresses and veils!  Use code:PUCCHI25 at checkout.

Here at Your Dream Dress, we are head over heels in love with St. Pucchi!  We are entranced in their delicate embroidery, beautiful beadwork, skillful use of color and elegant draping techniques that come together to evoke a feeling of European royalty.  The attention to detail in every St. Pucchi gown is something we really can not get enough of, and neither can our brides!  St. Pucchi offers brides across the globe the most luxurious wedding gowns and we are so excited to share them with you!

St. Pucchi Sposa Z266 Wedding Dress

St. Pucchi Sposa Z266 Wedding Dress

 

St. Pucchi 9220 Wedding Dress

St. Pucchi 9220 Wedding Dress

 

St. Pucchi 6157 wedding dress

St. Pucchi 6157 wedding dress

 

St. Pucchi 9211 Wedding Dress

St. Pucchi 9211 Wedding Dress

 

St. Pucchi Sposa Z308 Wedding Dress

St. Pucchi Sposa Z308 Wedding Dress

 

Avine Perucci by St. Pucchi 542

Avine Perucci by St. Pucchi 542

 

St. Pucchi Sposa Z349

St. Pucchi Sposa Z349

 

St. Pucchi 9214 Wedding Dress

St. Pucchi 9214 Wedding Dress

 

St. Pucchi 525 Wedding Dress

St. Pucchi 525 Wedding Dress

 

St. Pucchi Z153 Wedding Dress

St. Pucchi Z153 Wedding Dress

 

 

St. Pucchi Veils

St. Pucchi Veils

Pin to Win Contest Winner!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

We have a winner for our Pin to Win $250.00 Contest.  Lauren will receive her $250.00 gift certificate in her email.  She can use it towards anything on yourdreamdress.com.  Be on the look out for more promotions in the coming months!

Pin to Win $250.00 Contest Winner