Then you spent hours trying on dresses, finally finding the perfect gown.
Once the day is over - how do you care for your beautiful dress to either preserve it as a keepsake, or perhaps to share with your own daughter to wear on her wedding day?
We are here to help - you need our professional help to store your treasured gown.
When you bring your gown in to us we like to discuss and inspect your dress with you, prior to cleaning, ensuring the very best outcome.
One of the first things that we look at are any stains from food, beverages, and body oil. If these stains are not properly cleaned, they may become permanent. Therefore, it is important to point out any stains or spills to us before cleaning.
We then move to any decorative trim. We inspect the trims prior to cleaning as many trims are not made to withstand the dry cleaning process. For example, many beads, glitter, sequins, and laces are attached to gowns with adhesives that dissolve during dry cleaning. Some beads and glitter are made of plastics or covered with surface coatings that are not solvent- resistant. In many of these cases, the trim becomes separated from the dress or altered in some way. In some cases, decorative trims yellow as their finishes oxidize. An ivory or ecru trim may lose its color and no longer match the gown if a dye component is lost in cleaning. Colour failures of this type are due to poor colorfastness of the dye, not to improper cleaning.
After cleaning your gown is folded in acid free white tissue and placed into a wedding dress box for preservation.
We suggest that you when you take the box home you remove the weather proof temporary outer plastic bag and place the box in a cool dry position.
If you open the box to view the dress please ensure that you clean your hands and do not use hand cream as any contaminate that comes into contact with your dress may cause a mark to appear in time. As you remove your dress from the box you will notice that the tissue is woven through the box, after your have viewed the dress try to replace the tissue as you found it so that you can enjoy your dress for many years to come.