One of the most common questions that brides ask after they choose their dream dress, is “Will my wedding dress turn yellow after I wear it?” The answer to this question is YES, wedding dresses can and often do turn yellow. However, there is something you can do to prevent your gown from yellowing! So, let us discuss why this happens and how you can keep your gown pearly white with a yellowed wedding dress cleaning service!

About Yellowed Wedding Dress Cleaning

Almost every fabric has a life span, including your wedding dress. Yellowing occurs when the original fibers of the fabric undergo chemical degradation due to quality problems with the textile. The white and pastel fabrics eventually start decaying, giving the typical wedding dress a light-to-medium yellow color. Vintage gowns may also get dark brown and black stains due to this chemical decomposition.

Yellowed Wedding Dress Cleaning

The possibility of your wedding dress yellowing is not an ‘old wives tale’, it actually does happen! Environmental factors like sunlight, humidity and heat, accelerate the natural fiber degradation process. Even If you carefully put your dress in a plastic garment bag you are likely to experience ‘phenolic yellowing’– yes, that’s actually a thing. Phenolic yellowing is due to a chemical reaction created by an interaction between fabrics and the chemicals in the plastic garment bag.

Yellowed Wedding Dress Cleaning

It is nearly impossible to prevent your wedding gown from yellowing on your own. That is why a professional wedding dress preservation service is your best bet! Professional preservation facilities have state of the art techniques and products to restore a wedding dress to it’s original color. Even if your dress looks almost spotless right now, it will likely eventually yellow over time. Hidden stains (perspiration, perfume, or white wine) you can’t see now, will surface as brown spots (as shown below) over time.

Yellowed Wedding Dress Cleaning

On your big day, have a ball! Tear up the dance floor, drink champagne, hug your loved ones and live in the moment! Those memories – and the stains that come with them – are SO worth it. Nevertheless, once it’s over, let the certified experts at Affordable Preservation handle the rest. They will clean and preserve, or restore, your wedding dress for generations to come! If your wedding dress already begun to yellow, see our A-Z Guide on Wedding Dress Yellowing.

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