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Where Should I Go to have my wedding dress cleaned and Preserved?

Several years ago, the nationally-syndicated columnist Dear Abby printed a letter from “Duped in California,” who was devastated to find that her wedding gown was NOT in the wedding chest she had always thought was protecting her treasured heirloom. The letter [more] prompted many others to share their own disappointments, and on April 23, 2009, Dear Abby printed advice to brides which read in… Read More »Where Should I Go to have my wedding dress cleaned and Preserved?

Will My Wedding Dress Be Okay If I Have It Cleaned Before the Wedding?

If you bought a sample from the bridal shop, your wedding gown on E-Bay, or a consignment shop, chances are that your wedding gown looks a little shopworn. Yet, strangely enough, people will tell you NOT to have your wedding gown cleaned! You see this all the time on wedding websites: “Don’t have your wedding gown cleaned before the wedding… Read More »Will My Wedding Dress Be Okay If I Have It Cleaned Before the Wedding?

Does the Container Matter When You Preserve Your Bridal Gown?

Yes, it does! Brides call every two or three weeks because they are worried their bridal gowns are yellowing. Almost always, the problem is the container. The acidic content will yellow your wedding gown when the container is not entirely acid-free. Of course, you should ask the service provider that cleans and preserves your bridal gown whether they are using… Read More »Does the Container Matter When You Preserve Your Bridal Gown?