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How to protect the bottom of your dress at an outdoor wedding

If your Gibraltar wedding is going to take place outdoors, you’ll likely be looking forward to spending your special day in the sunshine. Unfortunately, this means the hem of your wedding gown can easily collect dirt from outdoors, ruining your pictures and dress. Luckily, you can avoid this with these expert tips.

1. Purchase an underskirt

An underskirt is a must-have for outdoor weddings and photo sessions as it gently lifts the hem of your gown off the ground, minimising contact with dirt, grass, and mud. It won’t cost you much, and you can always remove it to take pictures or when the main ceremony starts.

2. Use a sheet

If you didn’t plan ahead by buying an underskirt, get creative and use a sheet. For example, you can cover the photoshoot area with sheets to stand or sit on to protect your dress. Alternatively, you can wrap it around the bottom of your gown to ensure any spills or dirt don’t get to your actual gown.

The beauty of using sheets to protect your gown is that your bridal party can also use them to keep their bridesmaid dresses clean.

3. Spray the hem

Thanks to advancements in technology, there are numerous fabric protector sprays on the market that are specially formulated to protect your dress from stains and spills.

However, it’s wise to let a professional use them as too much spray can leave an unsightly mark on your wedding gown. To be safe, test the spray on a scrap of fabric before spraying directly on your gown.

4. Ask friends and family for help

Your guests can be a valuable asset when it comes to keeping the bottom of your dress clean. They can help lift your gown or carry your train as you walk outdoors, reducing contact with dirt.

But, you should also be careful by avoiding problematic areas such as puddles that might ruin your wedding gown. While erring on the side of caution, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy your big day.

Get in touch with our team here at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings today for more tips and tricks for planning a successful outdoor Gibraltar wedding.