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Bridal Tips for you and the wedding party

Whether your wedding is in wonderful New Orleans or elsewhere, following these tips will help ensure a trouble-free experience.

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Bring your wedding shoes to your first fitting and all follow up fittings to ensure the hemline is always consistent. Wear the same undergarments to each fitting to ensure best fit. Ideally, these undergarments will be a good representation of those you are wearing on your wedding day.

When hanging your gown use the the loops inside the gown that are connected to the more secure side seams. Never hang your dress from the shoulders or straps. Make sure you hang your dress high enough so it does not touch the floor. And don't forget about the veil. Take it out, fluff it up and hang it too.

A few days before your wedding inspect your gown for loose threads, beads, buttons or seams. Call us as soon as you find anything and we will make sure that your dress is ready for the big day. As part of our service, One Cleaners will also press your dress and deliver it to any site free within our route area.

As soon as you can on your wedding day, take your bag out of it's garment bag. Smooth and fluff as needed including the underskirt and slips. Please call us if you need an emergency repair or pressing. It can be dangerous to attempt to iron or steam a dress yourself. The last thing you need is to melt lace or beading, or get water stains on delicate fabrics.

Drape something over the front of your gown before making any hair or makeup touch-ups. Wear a button down shirt or robe over your undergarments while your hair and make-up are completed.. You will then be ready to get into your dress.

Have the wedding dress "Emergency Kit" with you to handle any last minute emergencies like a pulled hem, stain or loose beading. Do your best to try and remain standing after you have put on your dress. If you need to sit down before your walk down the aisle, find a backless chair or stool to ensure that your gown remains full around you and not squished underneath so as to avoid any wrinkling.

If your reception is in a different location than your ceremony, take extra care with your travels. Be careful getting in and out of the car. Ask for help if you need it. Avoid any greasy car parts and wet/dirty ground.. Try and lay your train across the seat next to you (your groom can sit on the other side of you.) Try to sit forward to avoid wrinkling. Be careful when walking through a garden or landscaped area. The delicate fabrics of your gown are very susceptible to tears and snags.

If you are taking pictures outside bring a white pillowcase or towel to put on the ground so you can stand or sit directly on it to avoid stains to your gown and shoes.

After the wedding, avoid storing your gown in anything plastic. Plastic emits fumes that can yellow the gown and can trap moisture that mildews the gown. Just contact One Cleaners New Orleans as part of your wedding preparations and we will clean and preserve your wedding gown. We use only the finest packaging for your gown that includes 100% acid free tissue, chemical free pre-washed muslin and an archival quality paperboard acid free wedding chest.

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