Mum-of-two Sarah Casson, 46, from Sutton Coldfield within the West Midlands, dreamed of passing the almost £2,000 Swarovski crystal-studded wedding ceremony costume to her daughters if she hadn’t had two boys

Mum-of-two Sarah Casson, 46, says she had the costume “conserved” for the long run at a neighborhood dry cleaner virtually 15 years in the past (

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A mother-of-two broke down in tears to seek out her crisp white wedding ceremony costume had light to a stale yellow regardless of spending a whole bunch of kilos to protect it.

Sarah Casson, 46, dreamed of passing down her wedding ceremony costume to her kids or sporting it to her 20th wedding ceremony anniversary with husband Kevin.

However Sarah says she was moved to tears when she opened the dry cleaner’s field for the primary time since they tied the knot 13 years in the past, stories Birmingham Stay.

She opened the lid to seek out that her lovely, custom-made silk bodice, encrusted with Swarovski crystals, had turned a stale shade of yellow.

Sarah, from Sutton Coldfield within the West Midlands, mentioned the costume was “very sentimental to me” and he or she had hoped to cross it on to her daughters if she hadn’t had two boys.

The costume is not one thing her daughter-in-law would put on, so she deliberate to whip it out and “get one thing you [I] at all times wished”.

The telecoms buyer’s companion advised Birmingham Stay: “We’re transferring so I figured I would get it down from the closet and possibly promote it.

The bridal bodice, encrusted with Swarovski crystals, has turned a pale yellow


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“The costume could be very sentimental to me. After I received married I assumed I would in the future have a daughter to cross it on to or make right into a christening robe for a grandchild.

“However I’ve two sons and it is not one thing their companions would put on, so my husband mentioned why do not you promote it and use the cash to get one thing you have at all times wished.

“However that is why I had the preservation therapy completed. You are paying to have it specifically handled and wrapped in acid-free paper to maintain it wanting nearly as good as new for years to return and able to cross on.

“I have not checked out it as soon as in years. I figured if I opened the field it’d destroy the preservation.

Sarah opened the field of the costume to have a look at it earlier than Christmas and ‘burst into tears’


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“However I opened it earlier than Christmas and burst into tears. The mesh nonetheless seems white however the bodice was yellow.”

Three years after their marriage in 2009, Sarah took the costly £2,000 costume to a dry cleaner.

Sarah recalled forking between £250 and £300 for the preservation therapy however says she has misplaced the receipt within the a few years since.

“After I noticed the costume, I took it straight again to the dry cleaners,” Sarah mentioned. “They advised me there was nothing they might do as a result of it had been handled so way back.

Sarah claims she paid a whole bunch to maintain the costume


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“It wasn’t like I paid just a few kilos to have it cleaned, I paid a whole bunch of kilos to have it preserved.

“What’s so irritating is I nonetheless have the veil I wore on my wedding ceremony day that I by no means received cleaned which remains to be good white.

“My preliminary plan was to possibly put on the costume once more once we renew our 20th anniversary vows.

“I am fairly in my health so I might have worn it once more however now I haven’t got that choice as a result of who desires to put on a yellow wedding ceremony costume?”

The costume remains to be in its unique packaging, which remains to be in good situation, she says.

A spokesman for the dry cleaners involved advised BirminghamLive: “There have been no figuring out tags on the costume to substantiate it was us who did the preservation 13 years in the past.

The dry cleaner in query mentioned there was no proof they did the job 13 years in the past


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“We pack all of our wedding ceremony clothes in acid free tissue and in an acid free field to make sure this doesn’t have an effect on the color, however it must be saved at an acceptable, steady temperature.

“It can’t be stored within the attic or in a spot with humidity or sharp temperature adjustments, as this will have an effect on its conservation.

“When this costume was despatched again to us it was not wrapped in acid free tissue like we pack our wedding ceremony clothes and the field regarded prefer it had been knocked round a bit with damp patches and water stains throughout it.”

They added: “[The discolouration] depends upon the kind of storage.”

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