Wedding Gowns

Wedding Gown Preservation

Wedding Gown PreservationWedding Gown Preservation ensures that after many wedding anniversaries, your dress will look as fresh as it did on your special day. Some brides choose to preserve their gown in hopes that they may pass it down to their daughter or granddaughter, or make it into a christening gown for their grandchildren. Some like to preserve it simply for sentimental value. Whatever reason you choose, be sure to do some research before you hand your gown over to just any preservationist!

We specialize in wedding gown preservation and restoration. We employ state-of-the-art cleaning processes to ensure your prized garment is safe.

Over the years, and with the experience of cleaning and preserving thousands of gowns, we have developed gentle soaking procedures to safely remove stains even from silk satin gowns. Few preservationists are capable of matching our stain removal successes. Here is an overview of our cleaning and preservation procedure.
 

  1. Inspect thoroughly for stains, wear, age and oxidation. Use a SpectraLight to help identify currently invisible stains. Test the beads and trim for serviceability.
     
  2. Tighten or replace beading and repair as needed.
     
  3. Hand clean using gentle proprietary soaking procedures.
     
  4. Rinse in a virgin solvent for a brief period to remove all cleaning agents.
     
  5. Anti-sugar treatment prevents latent caramelized stains.
     
  6. Inspect thoroughly for stains and latent sugars.
     
  7. Post cleaning stain removal if needed.
     
  8. Tighten beading and seams as required. Replace any missing ornamentation.
     
  9. Hand finish the gown with extreme care to respect the designer's lines and drape.
     
  10. Customer Inspection of the gown prior to boxing, if desired.
     
  11. Package in an acid-free box with acid-free tissue to prevent yellowing.