Done with your wedding celebrations? Confused on how to store your beautiful lehenga? But the issue is that you can’t just wrap it up and store it away. Doing so will certainly spoil the delicate fabric and the embroidery. Don’t worry we have got you covered. Here are a few steps you must follow while storing your wedding trousseau.
Check forfrayed embroidery threads, ripped borders or edges et al. Check whether your lehenga needs any re-finishing before handing it over to the dry cleaners.
Dry cleaning is the most crucial step. Dry cleaning seals the colour of the fabric, preventing it from discolouration in the future. The more you delay this step, the higher are the chances of stains or spots becoming permanent on the outfit.
Before storing the lehenga make sure to iron out any creases. Before you iron the lehenga, place a muslin cloth over it and put the iron at the lowest temperature. Be very gentle as the cloth is quite delicate.
Folding the lehenga correctly is very important. Wrong folds can damage the work of the lehenga.You can also place sheets of tissue papers or soft fabrics like muslin cloth between the folds so that the embroidery does not rub against each other or get tangled.
Store the lehenga in a place that is cool and dry and away from direct sunlight. But do take out your lehenga once in a while and let it breathe. By doing this, the fabric will remain fresh for a long time.
You can also add some pieces of cloves or cedar oil balls to the muslin cloth for a sweet smell. Plus they will also help is preserving the quality of the fabric while keeping insects at bay.
If you are still clueless on how to keep your lehenga safe, go ahead and hire a wedding preservationist. They will help you in storing your wedding trousseau correctly.