How to Clean a Wedding Veil

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Things You'll Need

  • Oxygen cleanser

  • Fabric wash

  • Towel

How to Clean a Wedding Veil. Wedding veils are often heirloom items, and keeping them in good condition is very important. Proper cleaning of your veil is essential to its preservation. Thankfully, cleaning a wedding veil isn't very difficult as long as you have the right supplies.

Step 1

Take the veil to a professional cleaner if it is an antique or you aren't sure that it is washable.


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Step 2

Proceed with cleaning your wedding veil if you are confident it is safe to do so. Fill a tub, basin or sink with lukewarm water. Add a small amount of oxygen cleanser and a small amount of gentle fabric wash.

Step 3

Let the veil soak in the mixture for a few minutes. While it soaks, move it around a few times to let the cleansers penetrate the fabric.

Step 4

Clean the veil with your hands very gently. Swish it around in the water in the same way a washing machine agitates clothing. You can also squeeze it a bit to dislodge some of the soil.

Step 5

Run the veil under cold water to remove the dirt and cleaning solutions. Swish it in another tub of clean cold water. If there is still cleaning solution in the fabric, you will be able to see it in the water. If you still see some cleansers coming from the veil, repeat the rinsing process until it is all gone.


Step 6

Repeat Steps 2 through 5 if there is still some soil or discoloration in your wedding veil.

Step 7

Lay the veil on a clean dry towel and fold the towel. Press gently to get the water out of the garment. Drape the veil over a curtain or shower rod, clothes hanger or a skirt hanger. It needs plenty of free-flowing air to dry properly.


Store your veil in acid-free paper to prevent future discoloration.


Don't use hot water or bleach. These can damage delicate fabrics.


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