How to preserve your wedding veil for generations



Feb 20 2017     By Asha Parvathy


Wedding veils provide a dreamy look to your bridal gown. Though the tradition of wedding veils is connected to providing protection to the bride from evil eyes, today most brides consider it as a fashion statement.

 

There are various kinds of veils available these days. They differ in length and choice of materials. But after the wedding veils hardly have any use after the wedding.

 

If you are someone who has an emotional attachment to your wedding elements, then we would help you to take care of that beautiful wedding veil.

 

Before that, we would give you some winning points on keeping the veil wrinkle-free before you walk down the aisle. Once you have finished shopping for your bridal ensemble you will need to keep and store it wrinkle-free.

 

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If you have purchased lengthy veils such as cathedral veil, chapel veil, waltz veil or fingertip veils then you need to lay it on a flat and smooth surface then smooth out if there are any wrinkles. Next, you should fold the veil widthwise in half and fold it two/three times more and straighten out the wrinkles. Slide the veil on to a hanger from the top.

 

It is also advised to hang the veil in a nice garment bag so that it won't get entangled with buttons or other items inside the cupboard. Also, remember to hang it in a roomy cupboard.

 

On the day of the wedding take it out and unfold it and hang it with padded clothespins and hang it from a high rod so that the veil would hang freely from the clip. Use a steamer to release the wrinkles and smooth out the creases.

 

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If your choice of the veil is shorter such as the shoulder length, elbow length or fingertip veils then fold the comb side over the hanger and let the veil is loosely suspended from it. Like the longer veils keep it in a separate garment bag so that it won't be damaged.

 

If it is the shorter versions such as the blusher and birdcage veils you should keep it in a breathable box.

 

Once the function is over store you need to start the procedures for preserving the veil. If there are any stains on the veil clean it by hand using mild detergent and cold water. Let it air dry after the wash.

 

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After drying keep the veil in an acid and lignin-free archival storage box (commonly called wedding veil box), or hang it in a breathable cotton bag. It would help you to keep your veils away from getting yellow stains and permanent creases (chances for it are high if you keep it in a box).  Also, remember to keep these boxes in a cool and dry place.







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