Bridal and Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation
Bridal gown preservation and wedding gown restoration are our specialties. We clean gowns according to standard museum quality practices, and preserve them according to their standards.
Dry Cleaning and Beyond Wedding Gown Specialists offer free consultations for evaluating the condition of your new bridal gown, your couture gown, your family gown, or your vintage wedding dress. Ask about free pressing for your wedding day and free pick-up and delivery. We can also pack your destination wedding gown so that you can safely travel with your wedding dress.
Caring for your Gown After the Wedding
Most brides want to preserve their dress as a keepsake, perhaps for their own daughter to wear on another special day. Experts at the International Fabricare Institute, the worldwide association of professional dry cleaners and launderers, recommend cleaning your dress before storage.
The dress may contain invisible stains caused by various foods and beverages, as well as perspiration and body oils. These will later appear as permanent yellow stains if not properly cared for in cleaning. During the one-on-one consultation, we will go over any spills, stains or repairs needed, including bead work or tears.
Point out any stains or spills to us. We will expertly remove these stains if at all possible and clean and refreshen the entire gown before preservation.
Wedding Gown Preservation
Preserve your wedding gown with a MuseumCare™ preservation and turn the memory of your special day into an heirloom. Perhaps someday your daughter or granddaughter will walk down the aisle wearing the same bridal gown that meant so much to you. Keep your bridal gown in the family the right way with the gown preservation service you can trust!
Our thoroughness and attention to detail guarantee great results.
Free Evaluation: We will gladly give you a free consultation and estimate for the care of your family heirloom.
Hand Cleaning: We hand treat and clean each family gown individually -- never in combination with any other bridal dresses or family heirlooms. We take every precaution to protect delicate beads, embroidery, and lace during the cleaning process.
Anti-Sugar Stain Treatment: Spills containing sugar, salt, and acid often dry clear and cannot be seen. These latent stains do not dissolve during ordinary dry cleaning and turn an ugly brown over time. Our unique anti-sugar stain treatment, featured in “Modern Bride” and “Bride’s”, ensures that all sugar, salt, and acid -- seen or unseen -- is removed.
Personal Inspection Available: You may arrange to inspect your bridal or other family gown before your gown preservation is completed.
Environmentally-Pure, Lasting Protection: Vacuum or plastic seals and other materials can damage wedding gowns. Your family or bridal gown is layered with acid-free tissue and carefully folded into an acid-free, museum quality, archival wedding chest.
Wedding Gown Alterations
For many brides, the stress of planning a wedding over a period of months can result in some weight loss or gain before the wedding finally arrives. Many brides find that last minute alterations are needed right before the wedding.
We can assist you with last minute alterations for the perfect fit, before pressing and delivering your gown on your wedding day.