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Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists is the area expert when it comes to wedding gown care, cleaning and preservation. We also provide vintage gown restoration and restyling.


Treasure your gown by having it professionally cleaned and preserved so that in years to come, its beauty can be admired again the same as on your wedding day. With our hand-cleaning process and museum quality chest with acid-free muslin and tissues, your gown is guaranteed against yellowing.


Restore the family heirloom gown that you dreamed of wearing as a little girl for your wedding someday. Let us restore your vintage gown with our process that treats your family treasure with delicate hands and attention to detail. Your someday has arrived.


Imagine restyling a vintage gown to give it a modern flare. From adding or removing sleeves or straps to utilizing lace from a vintage piece into a new gown or even just making minor alterations to a once-loved gown, we specialize in restyling vintage gowns.


"I got my veil yesterday and absolutely love it!  I cannot thank you enough, it turned out better than I imagined."

Marlana from SouthEast Michigan

...Tami was refreshingly honest...and professional; she definitely knows how to handle expensive wedding gowns...she is a miracle worker and I highly recommend her skills with wedding gowns. - Peggy in Holland
Thank you for the beautiful job you did whitening and restoring our mother's (70-year-old) wedding gown. It is so beautiful and a precious family heirloom now. - Jean in Holland, MI
I'm so glad I found you right here in West Michigan; my gown looks beautiful! - Connie from Allegan
I appreciate all of the work you've done to make this dress just perfect! - Belinda from Grand Rapids 
One gown...two brides! My daughter, Melanie, wore my 25-year-old gown and Tami made it look fresh and new. - Laurie from Byron Center

Read more testimonials at WeddingWire


From cleaning and preserving to vintage gown restoration and restyling, Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists gives your treasured gown the care it deserves.  We offer MuseumCare Preservation Packages for brides who want to keep their gowns for the next generation and a Resale Package for brides who want to pass it on sooner by selling the gown. You can view our current price list here.

We also additionally offer Alteration Services on wedding gowns, formals, cocktail & special occasion dresses. Call 616-283-2995 or email tami@greatlakeswgs.com for available appointment times and information.

For custom-made and one-of-a-kind wedding jewelry and accessories, visit our Etsy shop.  You won’t want to miss the treasures there.  We also have a carefully-curated selection of veils and embellishments in the studio to finish your look!

We also have not forgotten that the men in the wedding party need to look great, too!  We now offer online Tuxedo Rental and you won’t believe how easy or convenient it is!

Gown Cleaning & Preservation

Having your gown cleaned as soon as possible after your event is very important! You can trust us with your treasured gown and know that it stays right here in West Michigan while it is being cleaned and preserved.

Vintage Gown Restoration & Restyling

We specialize in restoration and restyling of vintage gowns without damaging the delicate fabric. If you would like to wear a family gown but need it restored to its original color or to have the design updated, call us!

Wholesale Gown Cleaning & Preservation

Add gown cleaning and preservation services for your bridal boutique at wholesale pricing. Your brides’ gowns stay right here in West Michigan throughout the whole process. Pick up and delivery is also available.

Our Portfolio

From once-loved gowns restored and restyled to new gowns cleaned and preserved, please feel free to browse some of our gown projects. Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information.



Kaiti fell in love with a 2-peice bridal ensemble, but the top was completely sheer. We lined the front of the bodice and fit both it and the skirt to her perfectly.


Leah was the 3rd generation in her family to wear this absolutely beautiful wedding gown.


Originally worn by her grandmother in 1952, Cortney's gown was cleaned, restored and restyled for her SURPRISE June 2017 wedding.

Museum Quality

We cleaned and restored this beautiful gown before it was donated to a family history museum.

Whitening & Stain Removal

In-process photos of a veil restoration.


We love to carefully clean and restore vintage gowns. This one was done for a customer who wanted to leave a restored gown behind for future brides in her family.


We restored Sarah's grandmother's gown so she could be the 3rd generation to wear it.


Jackie wore her mother's gown after we restored and restyled it into a beautiful strapless gown.


Bethany was the 4th bride in her family to wear her grandmother's wedding gown.


Julie purchased a new gown and had us add lace from her mom's gown to the waist and bottom.

Meet Tami

Tami Parks

I'm passionate about fine fabrics and all things bridal!

Owner & Textile Specialist

Tami Parks is the founder and owner of Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists. Passionate about all things bridal, Tami recently sold her successful bridal boutique, September’s Bride, after owning the store for 7 years. She has now returned to her first love: caring for wedding gowns, preserving gowns, and restoring vintage gowns.

Tami has been trained as a dry cleaner and is a Certified Gown Care Specialist with the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. The staff at Great Lakes Gowns professionally cleans each gown right here in Holland, Michigan. Gowns are never shipped out to another location. Your gown stays safe with us and is cared for with personal, detailed attention.

Find us

Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists

Our call office and studio are located inside the Lemon Fresh Cleaners at 983 Butternut Drive in Holland (Ottawa Village Plaza).  Open hours, 8-7 on weekdays and 8-3 on Saturdays.

Vintage Consults and Alteration Services are by appointment.

We also offer pickup and delivery throughout West Michigan.

Phone: (616) 283-2995


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  • Gown Cleaning & Preservation
  • Vintage Gown Restoration & Restyling
  • Wholesale Gown Cleaning & Preservation