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It is entertaining to think about how cultural influences and traditions may take impact on your wedding gown. It may not have been something you have given much thought to – why would you? I never really paid much attention to that aspect until I came in contact with a recent client. I had to hand repair her amazing dress. The damage to her dress all stemmed from one tradition.
The bride is Lebanese and one of their traditions to help the newly married couple prosper, is to attach money to the bride’s dress. As you can imagine there are not many ways to successfully do so, in result the relatives happily took out a stapler and click, click, click away, all the money notes were stapled to the dress.
By hand and very carefully, I was able to make all the tiny holes disappear and re-attach any fallen crystal beads.
I am happy this bridal dress restoration landed in my lap. Not only for the pleasure it gave the young bride having her dress brought back to life, but also for the realisation I had of the importance and happiness wedding traditions bring, no matter the effect they may take.
If you know of any traditions where the wedding dress has come out worse for wear, please share the tale with us.
Ms Gingham says: That’s up there with well wishing (if a little bit drunk) guests spilling red wine on the bride…. eeeeek!
Xpress Bridal 2U: We provide Bridal dry cleaning in Sydney as a complete professional service. The lace is mended, beads and crystals are reattached and all that may have fallen off on the big day is carefully replaced. Our specialised team take great pride to ensure its delicate authenticity and shape are maintained. Our team will hand clean and restore with the greatest care and attention to detail.