Finally after two years from my wedding day, I've decided it's time to finally wash and preserve my wedding gown! I know it's gross that I didn't get it dry-cleaned right after my wedding, but it wasn't that dirty and I didn't want to pay hundreds of dollars of getting it dry-cleaned when I can do that with David's Bridal for cheaper (plus get it preserved at the same time)! 

Usually, I would go online and check out David's Bridal website to see if there are any special. The kits are available for purchase from Amazon too. They are usually $189 to dry clean and preserve but I recently found their promotion discount so I ordered the kit online and it was delivered to me. It came in a really big box and instead you have to assemble another box for the dress. 

This is how the box looks like:

I was really excited when I received it. It brought back memories to my wedding. And now I'm ready to preserve it. 

This is how my dress looked like before I shipped it out:

I actually bought my wedding dress from the David's Bridal store as well and the flare at the bottom was originally an A-line but the tailor suggested that I change it to mermaid style so that is why it looks like that. In retrospect, I wish I had kept it A-line. I would've also saved a lot of tailoring money. 

Even though the paper says it will take 4-6 weeks for the dress to come back, mine came less than 2 weeks later! I guess I caught them at a slow season. 

Here is my dress dry-cleaned and preserved below. I felt like my wedding dress is now a precious antique. Be warned, it's a huge box. It's about 2.5 feet high. I had a hard time finding a place for it but I am still glad I did it. 

My wedding dress, dry-cleaned and preserved using David's Bridal Wedding Gown Preservation Kit: 

Here's a closer look: 

It looks fabulous! I totally recommend using their kit! It makes my dress so nice and every time I look at it, it brings me back to such wonderful memories from my wedding day. This preservation kit can help wedding dresses be saved for future generations. 

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