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edding Book 2014

A reference guide to your special day. Published by the

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Getting Started

Whether you are getting married next year or getting married next week, planning the details of your wedding can help ensure that your big day goes smoothly, and is as enjoyable as you want it to be. Planning a wedding can be challenging, especially as the vast majority of people getting married have little or no prior experience. Before you can get down to the nitty-gritty of seating plans, programs and favours, there are a few things you will need to do before anything else: First of all, although you may already have an ideal wedding date in mind, there may be a few extra points to consider such as weather, wedding style, venue and vendor availability. Historically, the wedding takes place in the bride’s hometown. However, it is getting widely acceptable to hold the wedding in the groom’s hometown, or where the couple lives. Others choose to get married on a distant island. Whatever location you choose, keep in mind how many guests you are about to invite and how far your guests will have to travel. Once you have set the date and decided on the location, you can get into details such as your guest list, bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses, rings, flowers, theme of the wedding, and so forth. With this guide, you can begin thinking about some of the decisions that need to be made and start making your plans to make this not only the biggest, but the happiest day of your life.

The Biggest Wedding Planning Mistakes

Many brides start planning their wedding the second the ring is on their finger, if not before. Here are ten common planning mistakes to avoid. • Don’t ask all your friends to be bridesmaids. Determine how many by your budget. Special friends could read a poem during the ceremony or be your guest book attendant. • Backyard Reception. Unless you have access to lots of banquet tables and chairs, it might be worth it to book a reception hall. Many hotels and venues will throw tables, chairs, and even linens into your wedding package which can save you big in the end! • Work with your caterer to make sure you have a menu that's within your budget and there’s enough food for everyone. Food is one place where it's best not to cut corners. • Don’t buy your dress online. Check for a return policy if you do. Bridal salons are best. • Don’t choose out-of-season flowers. Ask your florist which blooms are in season or locally available during the time of your wedding to cut down on costs. • Don’t do everything yourself. Ask for help and delegate projects, or hire a professional. • Asking a friend to be your photographer could cost you more than getting bad photos. It could cost you a friendship. Hire a professional, they have the experience. • Cash bar? No. If you're on a tight budget, consider limiting the bar options to beer and wine only, plus a signature cocktail. Alcohol free is okay, but it's never okay to ask your guests to pay for their own drinks. • Creating a registry at a couple of stores is a good idea. Include multiple price points to fit all budgets. If you genuinely don't wish to receive gifts, register with a charity or create a honeymoon registry as an alternative. • Last minute issues will always come up, so don’t leave tasks to do “later”. You'll want to have plenty of energy to spend time with your family and friends, so get as much as possible done ahead of time. 2


Five of the hottest wedding ideas for 2014

Rich, regal chocolate-box purples, warm coffee colours and bright citrus shades are all in for 2014. Whether it’s for a winter wedding, a summer outdoor party, a butterfly theme or a vintage/retro celebration, the right details will bring it to life. Do you prefer bold colours and like to make a statement? Then a dramatic theme is for you. Theatrical, unusual venues, with striking picture windows and roaring open fires are ideal. Over-sized floral decorations make bold statements. Hang a thousand ribbons, beads or crystals from the ceiling. Coloured lights and fireworks will end the evening with a bang! The statement of a unity candle or sand ceremony symbolizes the joining of two people and two families and can be performed anywhere with permission. With decorative candles and sand in every colour, you’re sure to find the right shades for your colour scheme. Chinese lanterns will also add beautiful symbolic finale to your reception. Ask guests to write their wishes on each lantern before you send them up into the night sky in a breathtaking display of light. The trend for quirky wedding themes has evolved from novelty into clever and stylish. Go wild to reflect your personal style, be it the roaring 20s or Rock n Roll 50s. Choose an unusual wedding venue where you can hold both your ceremony and reception. A ‘green’ wedding can be eco-friendly as well uber stylish. Get married outdoors and hold your reception in a barn, for example. Organic materials for outfits and table linens, local foods and eco-friendly wedding transport such as a horse-drawn carriage will make your wedding day special. Classic elegant romance or a 21st century reworking, with the traditional look of the bridal bodice, morning suits and roses never dates. Rose petals add colour and aroma, and are available year-round. Make a statement, carry a giant paper rose instead of a bouquet. Dyed roses in unusual colours make striking romantic centrepieces for your reception tables. When you plan your wedding it’s up to you what colours, look and theme the whole day takes on. It’s your chance to get creative and put your own personal stamp on your day.

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Country Wedding Theme

One of the more popular wedding themes trending today is the country wedding, which can run the gamut from having an outdoor ceremony and reception in a field, to a cowboy country wedding with cowboy boots, hats and horses. It may also be one of the least expensive themes to plan. Wedding Dress Ideas: Rustic and vintage plus soft and simple elegance are what's in for country wedding dresses. If your wedding is outdoors, you can go with a shorter style of dress and still stay in the rustic theme. Have a bouquet of local wild flowers, sunflowers and grasses. Reception Ideas: Have it in an open field and/or in a barn or barn-styled building, or if there is no shelter, rent a "big top" tent. Depending on where you're having your country wedding, the natural beauty should save you money on decorating. Use what's on the property such as a post and rail fence, bales of hay, tractors or other farm equipment and implements. Country Theme Ceremony : Exchanging vows under the branches of a majestic tree with a brilliant blue sky as a backdrop, or in the doorway of a 100 year-old barn, can only add to the romance of the most beautiful day of your life. It's also getting to be more popular to have the wedding ceremony at the same location as the reception. Maybe you've found a small country chapel where you can walk, ride horses or take a horse-drawn carriage from the chapel right out to the reception. Here are some ideas for the ceremony: Have the bride, groom and attendants wearing cowboy boots and cowboy hats; the flower girl carrying a wicker basket filled with wild flowers or petals, and have the ring bearer’s pillow made from burlap. Decor: Have mason jar “redneck” wine glasses on the head table and regular mason jars on the guest tables. Gingham (checkered) table cloths and napkins would be a nice touch. Get creative with burlap. It’s inexpensive and will go a long way. Use watering cans or galvanized buckets filled with cut wild flowers for your centerpieces. They could also be used for ice buckets for the champaign. Entertainment: Whether you're having a live band or a DJ, you may want to have some square dancing and line dancing. For added fun set up a horseshoe pit to help guests mix and mingle when they aren't dancing. Country Cooking: If your wedding is truly a DIY event, you can do the food yourselves too, with some help from family and friends. Or find a caterer who knows how to do some good ol' country food for a buffet. Have a whole roast pig or a juicy baron of local beef, fried chicken, corn on the cob and salads. Fresh-squeezed lemonade or home-brewed iced tea will keep your guests hydrated. Don't forget the desserts! To carry on the country theme, desserts can include some homemade pies and cookies. And last but certainly not least, country wedding favors for your guests: Send them home with a horseshoe or mini cowboy hat with a tag, a jar of homemade jam or jelly (spread the love!), burlap or gingham favour bag with the couple’s favourite home-baked cookie or candy treat. 4


Finding the perfect photographer...

Wedding photographers must be discreet during those intimate moments, be sensitive to your feelings and love the spontaneity of the moment. Finding the perfect photographer can be a real headache for the bride and groom. A crucial choice indeed, as the photograph album is always a precious souvenir. Whatever you do, don’t accept the services of a distant family member who happens to have a reasonably good camera. In fact, few people have enough experience and knowledge to deliver a final product capable of reproducing the magic of a wedding. Looking for a photographer is a little like finding your future partner; you need to discover that rare pearl, the one just right for your style and your personality. It is vital, therefore, to organize a first, informal meeting where general questions can be discussed regarding the photographer’s methods and how he or she intends to recreate your special day in pictures. Some offer eccentric, modified or sepia photographs, others will talk about a photographic wedding story while some will offer to take the photographs when the light is ideal... even when this is not on the day of your wedding! Whatever is suggested, always ask to see examples of the photographer’s work, although any professional would have taken care to bring a portfolio to the meeting. This promotional tool should be able to speak for itself: no fake expressions, an atmosphere faithfully captured, natural colours. It’s always a bad sign if, from the first encounter, the photographer spends a lot of time trying to sell you a package deal in an insistent manner. Think quality rather than economy.

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Colourful options for the Engagement Ring

Weddings are not only a celebration of love, they’re also a personal expression of a couple’s bond, and getting engaged is beginning of that celebration. So, when it comes time to propose, there’s no need to stick to the traditional, although getting down on one knee is always romantic, but what type of ring will you be offering? A simple solitaire may be a classic (and safe) choice, but there’s a rainbow of possibility out there: from dewy sapphires to shimmering emeralds, lush rubies to glimmering amethysts plus the huge selection in pearls. Express yourself with an unconventional jewel as dynamic and colorful as your love. One of the newest trends to help give stones a larger look is setting them horizontally. This style has been seen in ovals, marquises and emerald cuts. Even the traditional solitaire can make a statement with all the beautiful coloured diamonds available now such as chocolate - beautiful and unconventional, or the yellow intensity of the canary diamond. Whatever you decide, choosing the right ring depends on the type of person your sweetie is. Some girls dream about their proposal and have a ring picked out in their heads, while others don't even know their ring size. If your girl is pretty open about telling you she wants, casually ask her opinion. If she is quite selective about jewellery, and you don't want to ruin the proposal with the wrong ring, ask her to show you the style she likes online. But don't obsess too much about it. Not all girls spend every waking moment wanting the perfect engagement ring — really! AdziasJewelryATeller

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Plan ahead and enjoy the results of your efforts

The following is a traditional time line for you to use as a guide and set deadlines for yourselves. If you have fewer than 12 months to plan your wedding, don’t panic; just get started as soon as possible. Remember the thing is to enjoy yourselves!! Twelve or more months ahead • Announce your engagement, show off your ring, have a party! • Choose a wedding date • Set a budget. • Decide on a theme and type of wedding you want formal or informal, big or small. • Start compiling a guest list and organizing addresses. • Choose your bridal party: best man, bridesmaids etc. • Book a wedding planner, if required. • Arrange appointment with officiant clergyman, celebrant and make bookings. • Look for a ceremony location and a reception venue and book • Discuss honeymoon destination and make bookings. Six or more months ahead • Find your dress and accessories, including veil and shoes. • Select outfits for the groom and his party • Organize bridesmaids dresses and accessories. • Book caterer, if necessary. • Order wedding cake. • Book florist, music for ceremony and reception. • Book photographer and videographer. • Book your wedding transportation • Organize an MC for the reception. • Send save-the-date cards, if using. • Organize accommodation and activities for out of town guests. • Reserve rental equipment, such as tables, chairs, and tents. Four to six months ahead • Begin a health and beauty regime • Order stationery, including invitations and thank-you cards • Organize gift registry. • Purchase wedding rings. • Buy stockings and any special lingerie your dress requires. • Organize your guest gifts or favours. • Book a room for wedding night. • Choose gifts for wedding party. • Sign up for dance lessons. Two to four months ahead • Mail invitations. • Choose readings for ceremony • Write or choose your wedding vows. • Schedule rehearsal time and rehearsal dinner. • Draw up a timetable for the wedding day. • Try out makeup and hairstyle. • Discuss details of menu with caterer • Discuss service with officiant. • Reconfirm travel arrangements

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One to two months ahead • Write thank-you notes as gifts arrive. • Buy a guest book. • If you intend to change your name prepare the necessary documents. • Send change of address details to the post office. • Contact local newspapers about publishing wedding announcements. • Apply for marriage licence • Hold bridal shower and / or kitchen tea Two weeks ahead • Have final dress fitting with shoes, accessories, and lingerie. • Check the bridal party outfits are in order • Begin seating plan, and write place cards. • Reconfirm all details with all bridal suppliers; get their mobile numbers! • Hold rehearsal dinner • Notify caterer of guest count. • Write toasts and speeches for rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. • Address announcements. • Break in wedding shoes at home. • Designate someone to look after your home while you are on your honeymoon. • Find out where your guests will be staying, if you plan to deliver welcome notes or gifts to their rooms. • Deliver place cards and favours to reception manager. • Present bridal party with gifts. One week ahead • Finalize seating plan. • Assign specific responsibilities, such as handing out corsages, to members of your wedding party. • Pick up dress or have it delivered. • Confirm details with caterer. • Confirm honeymoon arrangements, and give your itinerary to a friend or family member in case of emergency. • Pack for honeymoon. • Update caterer with final guest and vendor meal counts. One day ahead • Confirm transportation arrangements for ceremony and reception. • Give announcements to an attendant for mailing after the wedding. • Have manicure and pedicure. • Prepare payment envelopes for officiant and vendors, and make arrangements for someone to distribute them your wedding day. On the day • Relax and enjoy yourselves!


Wedding Ceremony Flowers

Without flowers, a wedding would not be complete. For many years, flowers have acted as the centerpiece of both the wedding ceremony and the reception and help set the mood and the atmosphere of any venue. This holds true whether you are having your wedding indoors or outdoors, whether it be formal or informal. Floral arrangement ideas are limited only by your imagination. If you are having an outdoor wedding in the summer, chances are you are going to want different flowers than if you were having an indoor wedding in the winter. Many factors go into choosing the floral arrangements for a wedding including the venue, the season, and the couple’s preference. If you are on a tight flower budget, the best thing to do would be to cut back on what you have for the actual ceremony and spruce up the reception hall instead. The reason for this is quite simple: the reception lasts for several hours, whereas the ceremony is not nearly as long. By spending most of your flower budget for pieces at the reception, they will be enjoyed much longer. To take this step further, you may want to pick out floral arrangements that can easily be transported from the ceremony to the reception location. By doing this you will only have to buy one set of flowers which will, in turn, cut your costs. When it comes to the actual flowers, the most important aspect to most people is colour. There are hundreds of different types of flowers to choose from each coming in different colours. A few factors to think of when choosing the flower colours are location, season, color of the bride’s and bridesmaid’s dresses, wedding theme and personal preference. Before you order flowers, be sure that your venue allows them. This may sound silly, but many churches have their own flower arrangers and other arrangers may not be allowed. Turning any venue into the perfect atmosphere is easy with the right floral arrangements. Your options are endless so be sure to do your research before making any decisions.

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Remarriage FAQ's

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding etiquette, ceremony options for an encore wedding and blending families. Q: I'm planning a wedding for next year and it's a second marriage for us both. What should look for when shopping for wedding attire? A: Wedding etiquette experts suggest you may wish to forego wearing a veil, however a nice headpiece is appropriate. Also, a cathedral length train is not really the best idea, but a shorter (chapel length) train is more suitable. Wearing white is now considered acceptable for encore brides. Q: Should I include my fiance’s children from a previous marriage in our ceremony? A: Yes! Let them be ushers, bridesmaids, flower girls, ring bearers, pages, or they can be attendants. Don't assume they want to be involved. Ask first. Reassure the children their presence will be appreciated regardless of their roles on the big day. Seat them at your table during the reception. Q: Is it appropriate to have my children from a previous marriage stand up with us during the ceremony? A: It is perfectly acceptable. Let the youngsters walk down the aisle ahead of the you and the groom. This simple act makes a strong statement that the marriage is a significant step for all involved. Q: My older sister is getting married for the third time. Our parents will not be at the wedding; but she has a daughter, who is to be her maid of honor. Who gives her away? A: The bride's daughter can walk her down the aisle and serve as her honor attendant. There's actually more flexibility on this issue for encore brides and no taboo against who gives a bride away at the ceremony. She's free to choose among her father, mother, a sibling, a close friend, or to walk down the aisle alone.

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Expert suggestions for flawless makeup on your day!

For the biggest day of your life, you need makeup that will last the entire day. All your makeup should be strong, pretty, and incorporate long-wear products that look best in photography. This is the time to put your trust in a professional to do your makeup, regardless of your age. 20s: Without going overboard, (not too much frost or shimmer) this is the age to incorporate colour and more fashion forward looks. Go for that pop in the lips with a classic red. You still want it to look timeless, but at the same time, have a little fun with your makeup and accessories! 30s: You are still able to incorporate fashion forward makeup, but really put an emphasis on looking flawless with well moisturized skin and good coverage in a foundation. Choose an area of focus such as your eyes. False lashes look great in photography. Go for a hue of lipstick that will look great in photos for years to come, from a pinky nude to a subdued shade of red. 40s: As the lines have started to show, along with dark circles under the eyes and perhaps loss of fullness in the skin, this is when a little makeup trickery comes into play. Prominent, filled in brows are important. You want the frame of your face to be present, and your eyes to pop. Avoid frosts, shimmers or sparkly makeup, as these tend to accentuate lines and texture on the skin. An eye primer before eye shadow or eye liner is a must, along with other long-wearing foundation and concealer. Use a lip liner to define the lips to prevent feathering around the mouth. A great lip-coloured lipstick with gloss on top looks great. False lashes are important to help give the appearance of thicker, longer lashes. 50s: Sometimes at this age, the face can look monochromatic, as the colour in lashes, brows, and lips have faded. This makeup is as much about bringing colour back into the face as it is about mastering the makeup application to accentuate one’s best features. Use long-wearing foundation and concealer, and stick with matte formulas in eye shadow and blush. Define and fill in the lip with a lip liner that is lip colour or a little darker. Add gloss to the lips to give the appearance of fuller lips and to conceal lines on this area. Natural-looking false lashes in this age group or a few individual lashes at the outer corners of the eyes would be good.

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Pre-wedding grooming tips for the Groom

Gentlemen, on this day, you're expected to look better than your best. This means manning up for a little pre-wedding "groom"-ing - even if you're more macho than metro. As soon as your wedding date is fixed, get looking after your skin. Start a daily cleansing routine for your face. Use a good deep-pore cleanser to remove grime. Use a good toner to close your pores and remove dead skin cells. Use a good moisturizer to re-hydrate your skin after cleansing and toning, making it soft and touchable. Visit a spa to get a professional facial a couple of weeks before your wedding. The morning of, get a straight-edge shave from a professional barber. Your hands will be the focus on your wedding day. A manicure is recommended. Getting a pedicure is optional, but enjoyable and relaxing. Manis and pedis are a hygienic way to clean your hands and feet, and to get rid of unsightly calluses and hangnails, plus your nails will be neatly cut, too. Remember to pluck the unibrow and trim your nose and ear hair. Trimming armpit hair would be an idea, too: Less hair means less bacteria, less bacteria means less odour. Also trim any unruly chest hairs that tend to stick up out of the top of your shirt. Having your chest and back waxed is an option. Oral hygiene is always important. When brushing your teeth, clean your tongue too. Floss and use a good mouthwash. For a bright smile, use a home whitening kit or have your teeth professionally whitened before your big day. Keep a tube of moisturizing lip balm on hand. It will keep your lips from cracking during all the smiling you will be doing. Get your usual hair cut a week before you get married. Do not experiment with a new cut too close to your wedding day. If you want a new look, go to a salon a month or more before the wedding so you have time to regrow an "accident." Once it's tested and approved, repeat a week before. Also, if you have any hair fall or dandruff problems, your stylist will know how to solve it. A day before your wedding, have your hairline at the back of your neck cleaned up and make sure your sideburns are even. Following these simple grooming tips will have all the eye on you as well as your beautiful bride, and she will appreciate your effort in helping to make the day memorable.

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Getting Married in B.C.

The BC Government Vital Statistics Agency website http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/ marriage/ is where you can find out where in your town you can purchase a marriage license, how to change your name once you are married, find a Marriage Commissioner in your area, even a sample wedding ceremony and a schedule of fees for the services provided. These items, along with an array of other services, are all laid out in an organized fashion to take the guesswork out of the legalities of getting married. Once you are married and you’ve decided to take your husband’s last name. You will be surprised at how many things need to be updated. If possible, try to get a ‘notarized’ copy of your marriage certificate to carry with you, instead of carrying your original. Most offices will make a copy for themselves if they need it. Never leave your original marriage certificate with anyone. Some of the identification and documentation on which you will need to change your name are: - social insurance card - banks - drivers license & vehicle insurance - utility companies - credit cards - passport - clubs and associations - your employer - insurance companies - income tax - doctors and/or dentists - school/college or university - magazine subscriptions - email address - legal contracts - health insurance (MSP card) - property titles or rental/lease agreements

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Her “Honey-Do” List

Maid of Honor - Helps bride select attire and address invitations - Plans bridal shower for the bride - Arrives at the dressing site 2 hours before the ceremony to assist the bride in dressing - Arranges the bride’s veil and train before the processional and recessional - Holds bridal bouquet and the groom’s ring during the ceremony, if there is no ring bearer - Witnesses the signing of the marriage licence - Dances with the best man during the bridal party

Bridesmaids - Assist Maid of Honor in planning bridal shower - Participate in all pre-wedding parties - Arrive at dressing site 2 hours before the wedding - Arrive dressed at the ceremony site 1 hour before the wedding for the photographs - Walk behind ushers in order of height during the processional, either in pairs or in single file - Sit next to the ushers in the head table - Dance with the ushers and other important guests - Encourages single women to participate in bouquet-tossing ceremony Flower Girl - Usually between the ages of four and eight - Attends rehearsal to practice her role - Arrives dressed at the ceremony site an hour before the wedding for photographs - Carries basket filled with loose rose petals to strew along bride’s path during processional

His “Honey-Do” List

Best Man - Responsible for organizing the usher’s activities - Organizes the bachelor party for the groom - Drives groom to the ceremony site and sees that he is properly dressed before the wedding - Brings marriage license to the wedding - Pays the clergyman, musicians, photographer, and other service providers on the wedding day - Holds the bride’s ring for the groom, if there is no ring bearer - Witnesses the signing of the marriage licence - Drives the newlyweds to reception if no driver hired - Offers first toast at the reception, usually before dinner - Dances with the maid of honor during the bridal party - Oversees the return of the tuxedo rentals for groom and ushers Ushers - Arrive dressed at the wedding site one hour for photographs - Distribute wedding programs and maps to the reception as guests arrive - Seat guests at the ceremony - Dance with the bridesmaids and other important guests Ring Bearer - Usually between four and eight years old - Attends rehearsals to practice his role - Arrives dressed an hour before the ceremony for photographs - Carries a white pillow with rings attached 14


Preserve Those Memories

Here is some advice for keeping the wedding gown, bouquet and cake intact for the future. The Cake: The tradition of eating a piece of wedding cake on the first anniversary can be followed if it’s wrapped properly before freezing it. Wrap the top layer securely in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil. Don’t use foil alone as it can leave the cake with a nasty, metallic taste. Store the cake in the back of the freezer where the temperature remains constant so the cake will retain its original flavor. The Bouquet: Flowers can be dried, turned into potpourri or individually pressed. Begin the drying process before leaving on your honeymoon. Hang the bouquet upside down in a dry, dark place for about two weeks then it should be ready to decorate a wall or shelf. To make potpourri, remove fresh petals and place in a bowl out of sunlight, for about 2-3 weeks. When dry, add a drop or two of floral-scented potpourri oil. Pressed flowers or just the petals can be used to adorn pages of a wedding album, placed in a picture frame or used on stationery. Cut flowers close to the base and place inside a folded piece of wax paper. Then place it all within the pages of a heavy book. Check back in two weeks. The Wedding Gown: Take the garment to the dry cleaners as soon as possible, no longer than one month after the wedding, so stains can be removed. Inquire how the dress will be handled and packed. It should be cleaned individually and turned inside-out to avoid harm to the beading and embroidery. Stains should be hand-treated. Some stains, such as sugar, cannot be dissolved by most dry cleaning fluid, so check into this, if necessary. The best storage option would be a acid-free box with acid-free tissue paper. The window of the box should be acetate, which is also acid-free, rather than plastic. Glue, metal and rubber parts in the headpiece can produce brown stains on the dress, so request it be stored in a separate box. You can ask to see the gown before it's packed away to inspect it for problems. If you choose to do your own wrapping, remove all padding from the shoulders or bust. Wrap the garment in a clean white sheet or piece of muslin. All gowns, whether they are prepared professionally or wrapped by you, should be laid flat, not hung, in a dry area with a constant temperature. Attics or basements may not be a good idea, as they can be too hot or too damp. It's also a good idea to check the dress once a year, for any damage or stains.

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