For those who love hand made lace.
Lace material, especially the lace that is used for bridal gowns, is difficult to clean without ruining. The material will stain easily if cleaned wrong, fall apart if cleaned with harsh chemicals or not retain the same softness and beauty the lace bridal gown was purchased for. If you're not going to take your bridal gown to a professional dry cleaner, there are very specific ways that you should clean it to ensure it isn't ruined.
Fill your tub with warm water. Pour about about a full cup of detergent bleach into the water, if you are using a bathtub. Place the lace bridal gown in the water, and allow it to soak until the water cools.
Remove the lace gown, and drain the water when it is cold. Refill the basin or tub with warm water. Continue this process of removing the lace gown and replacing the water with detergent bleach for about 24 hours straight.
Rinse the lace gown in a clean basin of water when it is as white as you want it, removing all of the detergent bleach. Then place it on a soft towel. Roll up the towel carefully, and gently press out the water.
Unroll the towel, and place the lace gown on another dry towel, allowing it to air dry.