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Bridal Gown Preservation

weddinggownBridal gown and gown restoration/cleaning preserves your gown as it was on that very special occasion. Your cleaner should offer comprehensive wedding gown preservation and cleaning, no matter the design, size, or type of your bridal gown.

Be sure to thoroughly check your gown before leaving it with your restoration and cleaning professional.  It is advisable to check your gown, again, after it is cleaned and before it is “boxed” and “sealed”.

The sooner after your wedding you clean and preserve your gown the better.  This way any stains will not “set”, fading will not start and you will avoid a possible yellow discoloration.  Keeping your gown in a cool, dry place will prevent discoloration or mildew / mold on your bridal gown. We recommend using white cotton gloved (yes just like grandma told you) when handling your dress.

 

 

Gown Recommendations Always:

~ hang your wedding gown by loops inside the gown that are connected to sturdy side seams, never by fragile shoulder seams that can stretch or sag.

~ avoid storing your wedding gown in plastic bags or vacuum-sealed, plastic wrapped containers because plastic emits fumes that can yellow your bridal gown and trap moisture that mildews your wedding gown.

~ ask what precautions the specialist takes to protect delicate trims and decorations on your wedding gown and how the cleaner guards against latent stains on your wedding gown.

~ choose a specialist who will personally process your bridal gown, never one who sends your bridal gown away to be cleaned.

~ ask to inspect your wedding gown personally before it is put into the container, which should be a completely acid-free museum quality archival wedding chest lined with fabric or acid-free tissue.

~ avoid storing your bridal gown in the attic or basement where there are extreme changes in temperature or humidity.