Gown Cleaning & Preservation

Your wedding was the most amazing event! You danced the night away! Your day was perfect with you and your groom as the center of attention…but now, your gorgeous gown needs some attention!

Cleaning your wedding gown as soon as possible after your wedding is imperative. Your wedding gown is a big investment and it deserves the best care possible.

Our cleaning and preservation process includes:

♥ hand cleaning with our special process to remove visible stains

♥ thorough cleaning in a solvent bath

♥ unique anti-sugar stain treatment (featured in Modern Bride and Bride’s Magazine)

♥ environmentally-pure, museum quality, lasting protection of acid-free tissue, an acid-free polypropylene window for viewing treasured memories, and an acid-free, museum quality archival wedding chest

What Can Cause Damage To My Gown?

Spills such as soda, wine, and cake (many times caused by a guest and unnoticed by the bride) contain sugar and often dry without leaving a visible mark. Sugar is not dissolved during ordinary dry cleaning and caramelizes over time into ugly brown stains. Salt, too, from perspiration or food can remain behind after ordinary dry cleaning and literally eat the fabric of the bridal gown. Ordinary boxes and tissue are heavy in acid, which also damages fabric. Ordinary boxes actually yellow and “burn” gowns. After a few years there will be dark brown streaks wherever the fabric was in contact with the box or tissue.

Will I Be Able To Take My Gown Out Of The Preservation Chest?

Gowns are carefully layered with acid-free tissue, wrapped in muslin, and carefully folded into a beautiful box for storage. We include a pair of cotton gloves for you to use if you want to take your gown out and share it with children or friends. We believe that your gown should be enjoyed, not vacuum-packed where you cannot enjoy it. If you want to unpack your gown, use the gloves included and lay it on a clean sheet. Then, you may pack it away again in the box in the same way we did for you. If the gown is worn, it should be re-cleaned before being stored again.

Our Guarantee

You receive a written 100% international guarantee against sugar stains or yellowing of bridal or family gowns backed by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists.   Our current price list can be seen here.

If you are interested in our services, but not located in the West Michigan or Lakeshore area, here is our list of current partners.