WEDDING GOWN CLEANING AND PRESERVATION
YOUR ONCE IN A LIFETIME GOWN ... SHOULD LAST A LIFETIME!
Your wedding gown is one of your most precious possessions. It is the symbol of an important event in your life and should be treated with care. With the careful planning and expense that goes into selecting the perfect gown, many brides choose to heirloom their dress as a keepsake. This not only preserves the gown but preserves the dream of passing it down perhaps to a daughter or close friend.
While a gown may be worn just one day, and may not appear soiled, it will require careful cleaning. Hidden soiling includes perspiration and body oils. Long gowns will pick up soil along the hemline and train and very likely, there will be food and beverage spills. Some stains, which are not immediately visible, will develop with age through oxidation causing discoloration, fabric weakness, and damage to the gown.
Our wedding gown specialists carefully examine every gown, establishing the most suitable method of cleaning. Inspections are made at every stage of the cleaning and preservation process. Each wedding gown receives special and individual handling, with attention given to every detail.
Newly designed museum quality storage boxes feature state of the art moisture and oxygen control technology. Traditional and “home style” wedding gown storage boxes do not protect or guarantee against oxidation or “yellowing” of the gown. Your gown will be as good as the day you wore it down the aisle.
HERE'S HOW ...
Your dress is carefully sealed in an acid-free inner box that controls humidity. The oxygen is purged and replaced with an inert gas, virtually making oxidation impossible. The sealed packaging allows viewing of your gown and veil at any time. The inner box is placed in a durable long-term storage chest for additional safety.
OTHER KEEPSAKES ...
If you wish to have other keepsake wedding items preserved such as veil, garter, shoes, bouquet, invitation, napkin, etc., we make this option available so you can include these keepsakes with your dress in a sealed acid-free box.