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How to make emergency repairs to your wedding dress

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How to make emergency repairs to your wedding dress

Worried about stains or broken straps on your wedding dress? Don’t fret, we have all the advice you need to help repair your gown on your wedding day and cope with any emergency!

Stains
Wearing a white wedding dress comes with it’s issues and the biggest one is of course stains. No doubt at some point throughout the day red wine, a juicy hog roast or even pollen from your flowers will come into contact with your previously spotless white gown. Luckily there are a few quick fixes that will hide the stain until you get it to a professional dry cleaners. For deep food stains, white chalk is surprisingly effective at covering up marks and blending in with your gown – so keep some in your bag. For less greasy marks, like red lipstick, dab (never rub!) the stain with neat vodka to remove (and then help yourself to a shot after all the drama).

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Snags
Lots of kissing and hugging means it’s easier for a guest to snag some jewellery on your wedding dress. Push the thread from the outer dress to the inner so it’s hidden. Do not be tempted to cut the snag as this may result in unraveling or holes.

Broken straps
A bit too energetic on the dance floor? Delicate straps can be easily snapped with some good arm waving – but if you or one of the bridesmaids get in trouble simply pop a safety pin in to hold it in place. If you can borrow a pretty brooch off a guest even better.

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Remember your wedding dress is the last thing to go in the morning, but do get help from bridesmaids to avoid makeup on your gown or running your hair.

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