For these reasons, we strongly advise against having gown vacuum-sealed as plastics are used. Instead, the preservation process must ensure that your gown be wrapped in acid-free materials before being placed in an acid-free textile storage box.
The box should be stored in an area where temperature and humidity levels are as constant as possible, preferably in a closet that is located on an interior wall; attics or basements are not appropriate locations for storage – in fact, spaces that are in close proximity to heating or air conditioning vents, pipes and even spaces that are exposed to direct sunlight should be carefully avoided.
Upon storage, about every 2-3 years your box should be opened and your gown inspected. But brides remember, always wash your hands with a small amount of baking soda and warm water before handling this precious garment or wear cotton gloves.
At Marky's Dry Cleaners
we follow the guidelines recommended by the Smithsonian Museum
in Washington DC. This is just the final detail that protects all of your wedding day memories and guarantees your gown’s perfect preservation for years to come!