How To Handle Wedding Dress Mishaps
One of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding is finding your dream dress. It fits perfectly, looks beautiful, and you can’t wait to wear it on your special day. Unfortunately, as careful as you are on your wedding day, something could still go wrong with your dress. Fear not, brides! Mon Cheri Bridals comes to the rescue with these quick fixes to some of the most common wedding dress mishaps so that you can be prepared on the big day.
The bustle of your dress is what allows you to transform from day into evening. They help to hold up the train of your dress so that you can spend the whole night dancing. Bustles also help preserve your dress, limiting the number of rips, stains, and tears that occur.
All that partying can wreak havoc on your bustle, so when you have your dress altered, request that ribbons be used over buttons. They’ll hold up better and last throughout the tugging and pulling of the night. If and when your bustle does break, use large safety pins to re-attach it. Have a bridesmaid work with the under layers of your dress to prevent the safety pin from being seen.
Dresses with zippers are convenient, but they do pose the threat of bowing out or getting stuck. To avoid this problem, make sure whoever is zipping you up moves any extra fabric out of the way, then zips slowly and surely. If you hit a snag, you can use a waxy substance, like a white crayon or Zipper-ease, to help ease the zipper along.
If you’re in the worst-case scenario and the zipper breaks, use a needle and thread to have someone stitch you back into the dress.
You come into contact with a ton of people on your wedding day, from your makeup artist to your friends and family, making it easy to accidentally smear or smudge even the tiniest of stains onto your white gown. Make sure your bridal go-bag has a Tide-to-Go pen, Shout Wipes, or other stain removal aides, just in case. For set in stains you notice later on, use a stick of chalk to lessen its appearance.
Throughout the day, the hem of your dress can pick up dirt and debris. These dark stains appear much darker on your vibrant bridal gown, which can be a real bummer. To remove the appearance of soil, make sure the hem is dry and use a makeup wedge to briskly swipe away the dirt. If the hem has started to come undone, use double-sided tape or a sewing kit to make a quick repair.
Stay on cloud nine and repair dress mishaps quickly and easily with these tips and tricks
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