Mom's Mistakes

If you are anything like me, there are a lot of really valuable lessons to learn from your mom. For instance, perms are a bad idea, leg warmers were never that cool and high waisted jeans are a fashion must. Learning from your mom’s mistakes and triumphs seems to be a right of passage. 

When I first started shopping for my wedding dress my mom was the first to browse my Pinterest board and help me set appointments. One Sunday afternoon we got the crazy idea that I should try on her wedding dress from 1988. I was so excited to finally see it, as I have ogled over their wedding album for years.  We rushed to the basement and my mom started rummaging through the boxes. I heard an excited “I found it” from the other room. Sadly, the excitement didn’t last long. When we got the dress into better light, we were faced with the hash reality that it had yellowed. My mom swore up and down that she had it cleaned and packaged away safely but it wasn’t enough. 

While it was still special to see my mom’s gown, we were both disappointed that it wasn’t in its full glory.  So, this is where my advice comes in –get your gown preserved! 

Something New Borrowed and Blue wants to help you preserve your gown. We have partnered with Wedding Gown Preservation Co. to make the preservation process as easy as possible. Wedding Gown Preservation Co. has been preserving gowns since 1913. They can remove approximately 95% of all satins including tar, blood, perspiration, grass, mud, grease, and food.  They also offer a 100-year guarantee against caramelized sugar stains and yellowing. 

How Does it Work? 

  1. Purchase a preservation kit 
  2. Fill out the enclosed pre-paid order form 
  3. Pack up your gown  
  4. Attach pre-paid shipping label 
  5. Your gown gets cleaned, preserved, and returned in 4-10 weeks

Regardless if you already purchased your gown or your coming in for an appointment next week, ask a consultant about a preservation kit. Don’t let a soiled dress dampen your wedding memories – Get your gown preservation kit today!