Ancient Board Spirit
Joined: Feb. 2020
||Posted: Sep. 16 2020,09:48
I of course have an amazing set up for you to Zoom with friends and family out of state for your visit. Travel restrictions still apply. Even if you live in MA but recently traveled out of state or have been on a plane I request you wait at a minimum of 21 days before you visit my shop. Being transparent and honest with each other will help us through this and to stay safe so that we can protect our families and make sure your wedding can still happen.
There’s just no way to be certain that someone you interacted with while traveling hasn’t since developed symptoms. Per state guidelines, I recommend you only book appointments for after you, and your guest has been able to self-isolate for 14 days.
Can I bring my children? We’re all healthy.
I love children, and I have a son – which is exactly why I know how challenging it can be to get them to wear face coverings, keep their distance, and practice good hand hygiene.
It’s common for children to seem perfectly healthy and show no symptoms but be infectious with COVID-19. It’s safest for everyone if I keep our appointments child-free for now.
My mom/grandma is self-isolating but really wants to come to my wedding dress appointment. Can I bring her?
This is at your discretion, but I beg you not to bring any vulnerable person to your appointment. I will do everything I can to keep my shop safe, but it’safety-shortss impossible for me to eliminate all risk. Your wedding dress experience is not worth a loved one’s life, should the worst happen.
If sharing this experience with a vulnerable loved one is so important to you that you’re even considering the risk, I gently encourage you to consider pushing back your wedding date. That way you should be able to have the full wedding experience you imagined without the specter of COVID-19 looming over you.
And this is actually what I recommend to anyone who is unhappy with any of the requests I have made in this post but really wants to visit my shop. With no judgment – these are terrible circumstances, and it’s unfair that you should feel pressure to sacrifice the experience you imagined.
They carefully hand-clean your wedding gown with gentle chemicals that dissolve the different wedding dresses kinds of stains. Plus they take extra steps to be certain all stains, both seen and unseen, are removed because wedding day spills such as soda, wine, and cake (many times caused by a guest and unnoticed by you) can dry without leaving a visible mark. Otherwise, these sugary stains, which are not dissolved during ordinary dry cleaning, will caramelize into ugly brown stains. Once all the stains are dissolved, your wedding gown is rinsed in pure solvent until all chemicals are removed and your wedding gown is completely clean.
What is preservation?
Preservation means your completely clean gown is carefully packed with acid-free tissue in a museum-quality wedding chest that is also completely acid-free. This archival packaging protects your gown from the air and light that cause unprotected gowns to yellow.
What is green preservation?
The use of any solvent, no matter which kind, generates carbon emissions—even if only from the electricity that powers the machines. Carbonfund.org calculated the carbon emissions including your travel to and from us, the cleaning and preservation of your gown, and the manufacture of the wedding chest in which we pack your gown, and we make donations to Carbonfund.org that offset all the carbon emissions. Then Carbonfund.org uses our donations to plants trees.
How is it packaged?
Their trademarked MuseumCare? wedding chest is completely acid-free, not just pH neutral. All acid is removed during the manufacturing process so it cannot re-acidify because it never contained any acid. However, boxes that are only pH-neutral can re-acidify because the neutralizer is water-soluble and will dissolve over time. Never use ordinary boxes and tissue because they are heavily acidic and cause yellowing. The acidic content of ordinary boxes and tissue can actually “scorch” gowns and leave dark brown streaks on your gown.