CHICAGO — It’s well into fall. Leaves have changed. The early mornings have a little chill, or in some places are already cold. But some couples have their weddings planned for late autumn.
Let’s hear from Norman Oehlke about the topic of wedding attire, specifically the bride’s dress. He writes in the American Drycleaner’s Spotting Guide that: “Inspection at the counter is always important, but never more so than with delicate and expensive items such as wedding gowns.
“Remember,” Oehlke reminds, “that the gown has special memories for the bride. Nerves become frayed easily and emotions get out of control whenever anything goes wrong with this very special item.”
A lot rides on the moment coming off perfectly in the bride’s eye. A beautiful wedding gown holds the cherished memory of that singular place in time and space for the married couple. Check-in at the drycleaning counter is highly important.
Oehlke says: “Check the care label. If you don’t understand the label, get advice from your supervisor, the plant owner, or industry literature. This is of prime importance if the article carries a label suggesting a care process you don’t have.”
Brides often choose a white wedding dress, notes Wikipedia. It also says wedding superstitions include: “A bride’s face should always be covered before she reaches the alter.”
Another popular superstition is for the bride to wear, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” So her nicely-cleaned, beautiful gown means a happy day indeed!
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