Planning the perfect wedding can be an extensive process, between finding and reserving the venue,  to making the guest list, to finding the perfect wedding dress. But, what about after you say “I do?” One of the biggest check marks during wedding planning that gets overlooked is what to do with the dress after the big day has come and gone.  Mulberrys Cleaners’ wedding gown experts say the sooner you have your gown cleaned and preserved, the more likely you’ll be able to remove every stain. Older, set-in stains are more difficult to deal with and harder to remove. However, taking it to a dry cleaners who doesn’t specialize in wedding gown care, or trying to clean the dress yourself, will not do! Dry cleaners who do not specialize in wedding gowns can use harsh chemicals that can actually damage the dress fabric. So, instead of throwing your dress in your closet, attic, or a box to place it out of sight and out of mind, try to find a cleaners that specializes in wedding gown cleaning and preservation, and find out how they plan to clean and care for your dress.

If you don’t know where to start, check out this “Guide to Wedding Dress Care” and “The Process Behind Cleaning and Preserving” your wedding dress. These not only outline where to go and what to look for, but also how you can help in the process of taking care of your wedding dress after the vows.