Cleaning & Preservation
You can trust our team to remove the toughest stains by hand and protect your wedding gown using our MuseumCare™ ZeroCarbon™ cleaning process according to the highest industry standards.
WEDDING GOWN PRESERVATION
Preserving Your Memories…
Thinking about cleaning and preserving your wedding dress? Wedding dresses represent a significant financial investment, and many brides and their families want to store and protect their gowns for future generations.
We, the designers and makers of bespoke, one-off wedding gowns of superior quality, understand the importance of preservation and restoration better than most.
Why would you want your wedding gown preserved?
- For your daughter to possibly wear it in the future.
- If you want to display it at future anniversaries.
- To preserve the lasting memories of your special day.
- In order to resell it.
Preparation and Preservation of Bridal Gown
Our professional preservation and/or restoration cleaning process starts with the spot removal of a variety of visible stains such as red wine, food, coffee, lotions and body oils.
Moreover, throughout the wedding day your gown may have received various tiny spills of soda or white wine (many times caused by a guest and passed unnoticed), that can dry without leaving an obvious mark.
These sugary stains, which are not dissolved during ordinary dry cleaning, will over a period of time caramelize into unattractive brown/yellow stains.
If not removed effectively, salt from perspiration stains will remain and it will deteriorate the fabric over time. We use special spotting formulas to dissolve sugar and provide an anti-oxidation treatment.
We hand clean your wedding gown with great care using gentle chemicals that dissolve sugar and salt.
Further, we take extra steps to be certain that all stains, both visible and invisible, are removed and provide anti-oxidations treatment.
We make sure ALL stains are dissolved, after which your wedding gown undergoes another cleaning process to ensure all chemicals are removed and your wedding gown is completely clean.
Next, we carefully press your gown by hand, layer it with acid-free tissue and fold it into a completely acid-free, archival quality wedding chest that protects your wedding gown from exposure to light and air.
No chemicals are added.
Benefits of preserving your gown:
- Original whiteness/color maintained;
- No spots, stains, streaks, or swales;
- No creases in sleeves;
- No leave-off marks;
- No sharp creases in gathered areas;
- No zipper that sticks;
- No rips, tears, un-stitched seams, or hemlines;
- The appropriate finish on fabric;
- No distortion or stretching.
- No metal hangers
- Acid-free box lined with white, acid-free tissue
- No plastic bags
- No vacuum sealing; integrity of guarantee
- Metal buttons/findings and shoulder pads stored separately
- Sleeves, bodice, and folds stuffed with acid-free tissue to prevent hard wrinkles
Turn the memory of your special day into an heirloom and preserve your wedding gown with the wedding gown preservation service you can trust
Other items we can clean and preserve for you?
First Communion Dresses, Military Uniforms, Prom Gowns, Sports Uniforms, Baby Blankets, School Play Costumes, Handmade Quilts, Cheerleader Uniforms, Needlepoint, etc.