What to do with your wedding dress

What to do with your Wedding Dress after the Big Day?



There are plenty of options for what to do with your wedding dress after the big day. Some people donate it to charity; some sell their wedding dress; other repurpose the wedding dress into a cocktail gown or evening dress.

Many brides want to hang onto their wedding dress that represents so much love, happiness and celebration. That is why wedding dress preservation is SO important.

Wedding dresses are usually intricately designed and require special care and cleaning.


Having your dress professionally cleaned and preserved will make it last a lifetime!

Here are a few things to consider when deciding on whether to clean and box your wedding dress:

  • Invisible stains can be the most dangerous! White wine and some other spillages will dry clear on your dress but, over time, these latent stains which contain sugar will caramelize and turn into dark brown stains.

  • Always pay attention to the care label on the dress. Most wedding dresses will need dry cleaning. It is always best to bring your dress into us at Farthings in Cambridge and Trumpington for advice.

  • Time is of the essence! The sooner you can bring your dress in for cleaning, the better the result will be, do not give the stains time to set in.

  • Store your clean wedding dress away from direct sunlight. It is not recommended to store a dress in plastic as it can hold moisture and cause discolouration. We recommend to store the wedding dress in a box with acid free paper.

Having the dress professionally cleaned and boxed will make the dress last and keep it in tip-top condition. We have a selection of beautiful boxes to choose from in which we can carefully pack your wedding dress for you.


If you have any questions about wedding dress cleaning then do not hesitate to contact us at Farthings Cambridge on 01223 755180 and Trumpington on 01223 625310, we will be happy to advise you.


Dry Cleaners Cambridge - Farthings

143 Milton Rd, Cambridge, CB4 1XE

01223 755180

Dry Cleaners Trumpington - Farthings

1 Anstey Way, Trumpington, CB2 9JE

01223 625310

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