|How to Preserve and Store Bridal Lehenga|
Modern bridal Lehenga Choli come in various styles,materials, colors and prices. But no matter what they look like, they all have one thing in common: the bride's sentimental attachment. These Lehenga require special handling for cleaning and storage process. Here are some handy tips for preserving and storing your wedding Lenghas.
- The fabric used in making the Lehnga is net, crepe, velvet and tissue silk. Also in order to give a rich and royal look various ornamental embellishments are done like embroidery, pita, gota, applique, kasab, antique kundan etc.Such designer and expensive Lehengas should washed or dry-cleaned only by a professional.Once the dress is cleaned and pressed, it is ready to be stored permanently.
- The best storage method to store the Lehenga is to wrap it in acid-free (made without alum) tissue or muslin and place it in an acid-free archival box or bag.Add some silica gel crystals to absorb the humidity out of the air.
- Since a Lehenga has beading, seed pearls, sequins, rhinestones, or anything that might be heavy sewn to the dress, it must be stored flat and never on a hanger so that the weight of the trim doesn't tear the material.
- Lehenga should be stored in a cool, dry area away from fluorescent light. Ultraviolet light will destroy silk very fast.
- Bridal Lehengas should not be stored in the attic, garage or basement because of extreme temperature and humidity changes.
- Avoid storing in wooden dressers because the wood gives off gasses and is highly acidic, which affects the dress.