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You can preserve your wedding gown or other heirloom garment yourself with our easy to use kits.

4 Wedding Registry Alternatives

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Do It Yourself, Newlywed Tips, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

4 Wedding Registry Alternatives

Setting up a wedding registry is a fairly universal aspect of wedding planning. Wedding registries can be set up in almost any store for any number of items. Usually wedding registries allow couples to get whatever it is they need for their future home and life together. Traditional Wedding Registries The couples’ perspectives of setting up a registry usually range between two opinions: “Yay! Other people can pay for the boring stuff and we can get exactly what we want!” and “I wish we could just ask for cash!” Most wedding guests react one of two ways to a...

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12 Clever Couple Costumes for Halloween 2016

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Do It Yourself, Newlywed Tips | 0 comments

12 Clever Couple Costumes for Halloween 2016

Every year when Halloween rolls around we all face the classic dilemma: what should I be for Halloween? Add in a boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/significant other and the stakes are even higher– do we wear a “couple’s costume” or do our own thing? If you decide to go with the latter (it’s more fun that way, right?) you probably want costumes that are clever, unique, and EASY for you and your significant other this Halloween. Luckily, we have 12 costumes rounded up for you to feed your costume inspiration. These Instagrammers came up with their own clever...

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Ditch Tradition: Ombré Wedding Dress Trend

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Do It Yourself, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Ditch Tradition: Ombré Wedding Dress Trend

Many brides choose to ditch the traditional wedding gown by making adjustments to sleeves, necklines, hemlines, and patterns– but most often, the dresses remain white. We already talked about this summer’s wedding dress season trend that strayed from the traditional wedding-dress-white color–blush wedding dresses. But something totally new is on the scene: dip-dyed, ombré wedding dresses! Taylor Ann Linko of Taylor Ann Art not only completely reworked her dress’ pattern and size, but she airbrushed the bottom of her wedding dress too!  According to her blog post on...

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A Lifetime of Creation: Carol’s Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Do It Yourself, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Lifetime of Creation: Carol’s Wedding Gown Story

by Carol Mann I learned how to sew when I was 12 years old. I had an interest in fashion very early and wanted to attend design school. When I was in high school I made my prom dresses with my mom. Many years later, when I was 28, I attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. I got an AA Degree in Fashion Design. After graduating I started working freelance as a stylist and costumer for film and commercials. I made this wedding gown in May 1989 and finished it in June 1989 shortly before my wedding. It is a copy from Janet Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 2 from...

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THE perfect wedding: Kathryn’s story

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Do It Yourself, General, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

THE perfect wedding: Kathryn’s story

by Kathryn Ceglarski DeSalvo Kathryn’s wedding was planned to a T! How did she pull off THE perfect wedding? The dress: Heidi Elnora The store: A Little Something White in Darien, CT The photographer: Lucy Cuneo See more photos from Kathryn’s wedding here. The planner: Laurie Arons The “something blue” and “something new:” A personalized monogram, of the church Kathryn and her husband were married in, done by her seamstress on the day of the wedding. The seamstress: The Wedding...

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Consignment Wedding Dresses: Why and How to Sell

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Do It Yourself, General, Newlywed Tips, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Planning | 1 comment

Consignment Wedding Dresses: Why and How to Sell

It’s obvious that Heritage Garment Preservation supports sentimentality and encourages preserving your wedding gown. Your gown can be a treasured keepsake for years to come if it is preserved properly. But for those of you who see no point in holding on to your dress for 87 years, don’t just let the dress oxidize and wither away in the back of your closet! There’s one option that pays for another bride to have the dress of her dreams: consignment. Have you ever thought about consigning your wedding dress? We’ll tell you why you should sell a consignment wedding dress and how to...

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Do-It-Yourself

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Do It Yourself | 2 comments

Do-It-Yourself

Preserve your wedding gown or other special garment the way museums preserve heirloom textiles. With our easy, Do-it-yourself kit you can have your clean gown preserved in about 1 hour. Designed by preservation experts, Museum Method™ Preservation will protect your gown better than boxing or sealing it. This kit includes:     72″ Cotton bridal gown garment bag Shoulder size, acid-free padding, cotton covered hanger Acid-free tissue 100% cotton gloves Iron on label to personalize bridal gown bag Five yards of cotton twill tape Polyester (or other synthetic fabric) wedding...

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