Post # 1
I’ve been reading about how oils on your hands could stain your dress later on, which is necessary in preserving the gown after the wedding. I had a good friend over Easter ask to see my dress, and she had been eating an appetizer just before looking at it. I didn’t expect her to touch my dress, and just as I unzipped it she had her hands all over my dress! As she was doing it I asked her if her hands were clean, and she said she was vigorously rubbing her hands against her own clothes to make sure she cleaned off any residue. I do believe her and she didn’t leave any visible stains on the gown, but should I be worried that she may have had unseen oils on her hands which would lead to stains later on? I’m getting married in less than 9 weeks, and the gown is quite new, made of organza and lace (not an antique), and ivory-colored. Hopefully I am just being too, well, “touchy” on the matter, but I appreciate the help. Thanks!
Post # 3
I didn’t let anyone touch mine who hadn’t just washed their hands.
Post # 4
People are going to touch the dress at the wedding – there’s no avoiding it when they hug you and pat you on the shoulder and back. Unless you are super-standoffish, which probably won’t be fun.
Have it professionally cleaned before you store it – some places do great work preserving dresses, and they’ll make sure it won’t stain.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice! No I certainly want to hug and be hugged by friends and family the day of…I know the dress will definitely experience life at the wedding, which I have no problem with! I just had done some reading about bridal gowns saying that because the fabrics are so delicate that your hands should be clean in handling them. I didn’t want to refuse my friend since she helped me pick it out and I know she meant well. As far as I can see, the dress looks fine and I’ll make sure to clean and preserve it accordingly after the wedding 🙂