When you buy perfect flower girls dresses for your daughter you want its perfection to remain intact before, during and even after the wedding. Indeed the dress you have bought will have life beyond the wedding and reception as your kid can wear it after wedding as well on other special occasions, its completely up to you that how you preserve that souvenir so that you can pass it on to the future generations.
With little care and affection, flower girl dresses can look perfect right from the moment your purchase them to the preservation. You can make them look as fresh at the end of the wedding as they were in the beginning. Here are certain tips that can help you in preserving the flower girl dresses in a proper way.
Know The Fabric
If you find any stains at the flower girl dresses your daughter has worn then its fabric plays a key role in determining the cleaning method of the same. Dry cleaning is the most preferred method for the pure silk, acetate and rayon dresses. Whereas for dresses made using organza, shantung, tulle, cotton, satin, taffeta, etc. Hand washing in cold water is the most suitable way. Also, you should always hang dry them and not dry them machine. Though tumble drying on low can be used for cotton made flower girls dresses done after a cold water wash.
Know The Stain
If you want the best cleaning results that another important think that you need to identify is the type of stain. Different types of stains need to be treated differently, because certain stains when dry out can cause oxidation spots if not cleared properly from the dress. Stains caused because of sugar, salt and other acidic items will turn brown over the time if not treated properly. Sometimes, even dry cleaning is not sufficient to get rid of certain stains if no pre-process treatment is provided on time.
Learn Spot Cleaning
With kids, an accident that may lead to staining of their flower girls dresses can happen at the most inopportune time. Chances are your kid will end up staining her dress even before the ceremony starts, thus you need to learn some quick spot cleaning techniques for a speedy solution.
One popular trick is to keep a towel under the stained fabric and rub baby soap over the stain. Spritz little water on the stain which the towel will absorb and the stain will also bleed into it. You have to gently dab the stain with soap, do not rub it vigorously else it might worsen it.
If the stain is too stubborn try cleaning fluids or expert ink removers. For oil stains, sprinkle some baby powder on the stain liberally and shake it off carefully after 10 minutes. If you have no time to clean the stain, then think of disguising it somehow through ribbons, etc. If the dress is white then baby powder technique can work for disguising as well.
You cannot control your kid from eating and enjoying the celebrations, so its better for you to be prepared then feel sorry.