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 special care. Preserve your wedding gown as a keepsake, perhaps for your own daughter to wear on her wedding day. Memories last forever! So should the look of your bridal gown.
THE CLEANING PROCESS
Your distinct wedding gown is first inspected for stains, loose beads and open seams. All repairs are tended to before the cleaning process. Your delicate gown is then pre-treated for stain removal and is professionally cleaned by our skilled garment care specialists using the finest and most gentle products available on the market today.
Unlike traditional dry cleaning methods which require a temperature of 170 F to remove the Perc from the garment, our especially designed Miele program for wedding dresses will ensure that all delicate beading will not get damaged during the cleaning process. This technology also applies to evening gowns which contain delicate beading.
THE HAND FINISHING PROCESS & INSPECTION
Your wedding gown is then hand finished by a skilled hand-presser who delicately presses every part of your wedding gown as though it was to be worn that day. Our in house seamstress who has an extensive background in Bridal attire will inspect the dress for any tears or minor rips at which time we will repair them at no extra charge.
THE PRESERVATION PROCESS
Your precious wedding gown is then precisely placed in an acid-free, lignin-free preservation chest which allows the fabric to breathe while protecting against the damages of light, dust and mildew. Acid-free tissue paper is used to cushion each fold of your wedding gown to maintain the designer's delicate line and drape. The preservation chest with a gown viewing window is then sealed. An outer protection box is then placed over the acid-free chest to further protect against dust and light. (Preservation chest sold separately)
THE FINAL STEP – STORAGE
Properly storing your heirloom package is a vital step to the preservation process. Store your package in a cool, dry dark environment. Some suggestions are under a bed or in a closet on a level floor. Moisture may be detected in most attics and basements, therefore, never store in these locations.