Certified Wedding Gown Specialists™: Wedding Gown Restoration and Preservation Experts
Our Certified Wedding Gown Specialists™ give your beautiful new wedding gown or your precious vintage wedding gown the award-winning care it deserves. View our video with David Tutera and the video about our members. You will see that we offer the same specialized heirlooming and restoration care for children’s clothing, quinceañera gowns, uniforms, table linens, doll clothes, and fine fabric of all types.
Click here to find the Specialist near you or call 800-501-5005.
You Can Trust Us to Give Very Special Care to Your Very Special Gown
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We clean your wedding gown according to standard museum-quality practices, and you may arrange to inspect your wedding gown personally before it is carefully layered with acid-free tissue and folded into an acid-free, archival-quality wedding gown chest. You will find wedding gown care labels with our information in many wedding gowns, and more than seventy designers recommend us. Also, our wedding gown preservations and wedding gown restorations have been tested and are Endorsed by the Association of Bridal Consultants.
Our Commitment to the Lasting Beauty of Your Wedding Gown
Each member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists honors the written international guarantee of every other Certified Wedding Gown Specialist™. Return your wedding gown preservation to any one of our members in more than 500 cities around the world, and your gown will be inspected and pressed at no charge.
Our Commitment to the Environment
Some cleaning solvents are thought to be more friendly to the environment than others. However, any cleaning process, no matter what solvent is used, generates carbon emissions. With our donation to Carbonfund.org, we offset all carbon emissions that result from the process of cleaning and preserving your wedding gown including your travel to and from the Specialist near you, the cleaning procedures, and the manufacture of your wedding gown preservation chest. We are the first in the industry to offer truly green wedding gown preservations.
Notes on Conservation
For tips on traveling with your wedding gown, click here. Have other questions? E-mail us or visit our frequently asked questions and our notes on conservation that cover everything from green wedding gown care to how soon after the wedding your gown should be cleaned.
Donating Your Wedding Gown
In the U.S., consider donating your wedding gown to WishUponADress.com. They also accept wedding party dresses and other specialty gowns, and all proceeds go to their partner charity WishUponaWedding.org, a non-profit that grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or life altering health circumstances. There is also Fairytale Brides for women on a budget in the District, Maryland, and Virginia as well as The Bridal Garden for the education for disadvantaged children. In Australia, you may donate to the Angel Gown Program or the Salvation Army. Brides Across America accepts cash donations to fund the purchase of wedding gowns for military women.
Selling Your Wedding Gown
International website PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com offers a very helpful wedding dress calculator. For a nominal one-time fee (and no commission on the sale), you can list your wedding dress for as long as you like. In the U.S. StillWhite.com and in Australia StillWhite.com.au are also good places to sell your wedding gown online. You can also google “vintage wedding dress sales.” For local consignment shops, google “wedding gown consignment shops.”
Wedding Dress Stores
If you are a shop and would like to offer our MuseumCare™ ZeroCarbon™ gown preservations, click here.
If you are a drycleaner with a reputation for excellence and would like to join the Association, click here.
Endorsed by Association of Bridal Consultants