As much as a bride hopes that stains and spills do not get on her wedding dress, anything is possible! If you have a large or small wedding, you are still dealing with tons of people who have just eaten food, holding a drink, or have sticky fingers. We always advocate for brides to be proactive and do things to ensure they do not get stains on their dress but accidents happen. We must be prepared.
We want to prepare you. Here is how to get rid of a stain in case one happens to get on your dress during the wedding day or wedding night.
How To Treat a Stain Right Away
First step is to remain calm but move fast. Do not scrub or rub the stain. This can make the stain spread. You need to use a white cloth or napkin to blot the excess. You can sprinkle baby powder to dry up any oily stains. Use cotton swabs as well as the white cloth/napkin when treating the stains with solutions. When using a blower dyer or fan, make sure to have low heat and keep away at least six inches from the dress. You can call a local dry cleaner or your wedding dress salon for advice as well. Make sure to take your dress to a dry cleaner after your wedding!
If you can possibly hide the stain then this will be the easiest solution, but here are some specific ingredients to help with stains!
Specific Stain Removal Tips
Food Stains (this can vary depending on the type of food): Mix a drop or two of dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, or shampoo.
Mud/Dark Drink Stains: Mix white vinegar or lemon juice with some water and a drop of dishwashing liquid or laundry detergent.
Make up Stains: Put a few drops of rubbing alcohol on the stain and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Rinse with a small amount of water then dry!
Ink Stains : Make sure to write any letters before you put on your dress because ink is one of the hardest stains to get out. But if you do get ink on your dress, use either rubbing alcohol alone or liquid laundry detergent
with water. If the ink stain is big, trying to remove it could make it worse. Try to hide it the best you can!