Wedding Planners: Store gifts and decorations before the wedding, and your dress and memorabilia afterward with Self Storage
A storage unit can be useful place to store items before a wedding, while you’re doing the wedding planning, as well as a repository for your keepsakes after the deed is done.
Decorations and gifts
As a wedding planner, you’ll accumulate a number wedding-related items – decorations and supplies – that don’t fit into your home. Renting a self-storage unit can be a cost-effective way to keep those items from taking over your bedroom or living room. Be sure to store the items in plastic tubs, so you can pick them up and go when the big day arrives.
As the new bride and groom, you’ll find the self storage unit will also be a safe place to store unopened gifts while you’re on your honeymoon or until you can integrate them into your home.
Furniture and bulky items
If one or both of you are moving after the wedding, you can store the items that don’t immediately fit into the new digs. When the chaos is over, you’ll be able to decide what you want to keep in your new home.
If you happen to be holding the event at someone’s home, a storage unit will give you the facility to temporarily relocate items such as patio furniture or other bulky items.
Preserve your wedding gown
Afterward, you’ll likely want to store your wedding gown, perhaps to pass it on to a future daughter or daughter-in-law. Self-storage units offer a temperate, dry, dark location so the dress doesn’t fade or deteriorate.
Have it cleaned first, and not by just any old dry cleaner. Choose a preservation company that will eliminate stains such as cake frosting and champagne. You won’t be able to see those stains, but the sugar residue will remain in the fabric. Over time, the residue will turn brown and ruin the gown. Preservation of the gown isn’t cheap. Depending on where you live, you’ll pay $200 to $400 and up.
To make sure the job gets done correctly, ask other brides where they took their gowns to be cleaned. Find out how much experience the cleaner has, and ask whether the business will offer a warranty or reimburse you if something happens to the dress. Don’t wait too long to get the dress cleaned; you don’t want the stains to set.
Packaging counts. Don’t wrap the dress in plastic, which can mold and mildew, or store it on a hangar. Instead, wrap the dress in white, acid-free tissue paper and lay it flat in an acid-free box. Plastic is better than cardboard, as it will resist rodents. Similarly, if you want to preserve your wedding bouquet, don’t try to do it yourself. Professionals typically freeze-dry to flowers to hold them in place.
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