Wedding season is in full swing, and that means you’ll find yourself attending at least one nuptial celebration soon if you haven’t already! Here at Treasured Garment Restoration, we know first hand how stressful it can be making sure you look your best for such an occasion, so we thought we’d give you a few tips.
Get Your Item Cleaned and Pressed
First things first: make sure your clothing is cleaned and pressed properly before you pack. If you’ve dropped your items off with our sister company, St Croix Cleaners for dry cleaning, they can even fold your dress shirts for you!
How to Dress for a Wedding
Pay attention to the invitation! Semi-formal does not mean business casual, nor is it a license to dress sloppy. Men, make sure you have a nice, well-fitting suit for the occasion while women should be sure to have a dressy, short or long dress. Also, avoid white; that’s the bride’s color!
How to Fold a Suit Jacket for Easy Packing
Here’s a neat tip for traveling men! The method itself is pretty easy, but it’ll take a few tries to master. You want to pop one of the shoulders inside out while holding the suit jacket upright, and fold the outside of the jacket into itself, almost inside out. For a step-by-step with photos to help you along, follow this link over to the Black Lapel style blog.
Keep your Dress Wrinkle Free
For the least amount of worry, using a garment bag is going to be your best bet. If you’ve had your dress dry cleaned (hopefully with us!) we recommend keeping your dress in the dry cleaning bag while traveling as this will help prevent wrinkles. Once you get to your destination, take the dress out, and hang up. If it has some wrinkles, hang on a hook in the bathroom while you take a shower—the steam will relax most wrinkles. Also, for any stubborn wrinkles—you can use a hairdryer (on hot) on the reverse side of the fabric to relax them even more! A normal size garment bag should be able to hold 2 to 3 dresses, meaning you’ll be set no matter what the circumstances.
Don’t forget about St Croix Cleaners’ same day service, which is available at a number of our locations for any last-minute garments you need to be cleaned!