Preserving Your Wedding Dress

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Cheers, newlywed! You’ve walked down the aisle, dipped down for that first kiss, danced the night away, and jet-setted off on the honeymoon of your dreams! Now what?

Preserve your wedding dress, of course! Hopefully, you’ve been able to store your dress someplace other than your suitcase for the past few days. Even so, if your dress is looking more trashed than treasured (perhaps that last glass of champagne got a bit too friendly with the Chantilly lace adorning your wrist or your cathedral length train looks more like a trainwreck), we have just the kit to help you get your dress looking heirloom ready once again.


Our Wedding Dress Preservation Kits are an all-in-one, everything you need, pre-filled, ready to ship boxes that can be purchased at any time. Simply pick up your box from the boutique (you do NOT need to bring in your dress), follow the detailed instructions, and send it off. In a few weeks, your dress will return to you cleaned, repaired (if necessary), revitalized, and ready for whatever comes next…vow renewal ceremony, pre-owned dress sale/donation, family hand-me-down, or just a special place in your closet (and your heart!) for years to come. BONUS: White Dress brides will receive a special $25 discount on the kit.

Insider Info: Did you know, we also work one-on-one with our accessories designers to repair or replace any botched baubles purchased at White Dress Bridal Boutique? It’s extremely rare that a piece suffers a defect, but, in the event that your jewels need some TLC, we’re here for you. Call for details.

*All inquiries regarding specific repair capabilities/cleaning questions should be directed to the Wedding Gown Preservation Co.

Fabric 411: Silks

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No matter what kind of vision you may have for your wedding dress, we can all agree that fit and fabric quality reign supreme as the most important factors considered when selecting the one. Few fabrics can compete with the ever-popular, ever-elegant silk.

From slinky to structured, there are hundreds of variations of this material dating back to Empress Hsi Ling Shi (3000 BC)! Sounds even more overwhelming than narrowing down the guest list? Here, we showcase just a few of our favorites:

Silk Zibeline – Martina Liana (914)

Well-known for being exceptionally sturdy and very easy to sew, this stunning fabric holds full shape when draped and adds crispness without weight.

Silk Dupioni – Paloma Blanca (4733)


This generally two-color hand-woven silk produces a slight shine/iridescent quality is formed from double cocoons. The fabric is typically “coarse” to the touch.

Silk Shantung Taffeta – Legends by Romona Keveza (L8132: shown with blouse)


Shantung is a type of machine-woven silk fabric historically from the province of Shandong. It is similar to Dupioni, but is slightly thinner and less irregular. The taffeta finish gives this fabric a crisp, smooth appearance.

Silk Georgette – Theia (Nava)

Georgette refers to a thin, matte, semi-transparent fabric with a dry hand and grainy surface due to the high twist per inch of the warp and weft threads.

Silk Mikado – Kelly Faetanini (Aster)


One of the heaviest silks, mikado is an excellent choice for brides who will marry in cooler months. The silk is blended with nylon to create a structured feel as seen in the bodice of this beautiful Kelly Faetanini gown.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: Boutique Events & Holiday Hours

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We can practically smell the turkeys roasting and the hear the carolers caroling… the holidays are here!

The end of the year can be particularly exciting for newly engaged brides! Having everyone gathered together for the holidays makes for an ideal time to book your wedding dress shopping or bridal accessories shopping experience.


To sweeten the season, we have lined up THREE incredible series of events at the boutique now through Christmas:

November 17 – 19: Watters “Best Of” Event

December 8 – 23: Alessandra Rinaudo Bridal Couture Preview

December 15 – 17: Martina Liana Designer Preview

Weekends through the end of the year are filling up fast! We strongly encourage you to book your appointment as far in advance as possible.

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Holiday Hours at White Dress Bridal Boutique in Milwaukee are as follows:

Thursday, November 23rd: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24th: 11am – 5pm (Regular Business Hours – By Appointment Only)

Sunday, December 24th: CLOSED for Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 31st: CLOSED for New Year’s Eve
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For your convenience, the CLOSED dates indicated above have been blocked off in our online appointment scheduler. If you have questions about an upcoming boutique event, or our holiday hours, please call 414-897-7208 or email abby@whitedressmilwaukee.com.

Cheers! 

Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride 2018

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Fall/Winter 2018 brides, have you purchased your dress but can’t decide on the rest? May we recommend that you mark your calendars for Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride? This annual showcase of Milwaukee’s premier wedding vendors will be taking place Sunday, March 04, 2018 at The Pfister and tickets are on sale now.

This invite only event brings brides and businesses together for one spectacular afternoon of all things wedding planning! A limited number of vendors are hand selected by a committee of area artisans to showcase products and services that will appeal to Milwaukee’s most discerning couples.  You’ll enjoy sampling sweets from Simma’s Bakery, flipping through photo albums with Front Room Photography,  shopping for show-stopping wedding bands with Lyle Husar Designs, diving into day-of details with Dynamic Events by David Caruso …and so much more! Live music, live models, and treats galore. Plan your wedding in a day – make memories for a lifetime.

For questions about the show, or tickets, please call 414-897-7208. We hope to see you there!