Association of Wedding Gown Specialists Association of Wedding Gown Specialists
Gown Care

Bridal Gown Care Before and After Your Wedding

Our Certified Wedding Gown Specialists™ will give you a free consultation and an estimate for the care of your new wedding gown or your vintage bridal gown. If your vintage gown has yellowed, we can restore it to the true color. Or if your gown is a sample or was pre-owned, there is no need to wear a soiled wedding gown because we take every precaution to protect delicate beads, trims, and lace during the cleaning process. Our thoroughness and attention to detail guarantee great results!  Click here to find the Specialist near you or call 800-501-5005.

Before Your Wedding Day


We press your wedding gown with meticulous care.  Whether we prepare your wedding gown for your wedding day or for shipping to your destination wedding, your wedding gown is stuffed with a bodice form as well as tissue to keep it wrinkle-free. Many of our members offer free pressing for your wedding day as well as free pick-up and delivery.

Hand Cleaning

We know you may worry about cleaning your gown before the wedding.  We are Certified Wedding Gown Specialists™, and you can trust us to carefully hand clean your wedding gown with gentle chemicals that dissolve the different kinds of stains.  Once all stains are dissolved, your wedding gown is rinsed in pure solvent until it is completely clean and ready for pressing.

After Your Wedding Day

Bridal Gown Cleaning

We clean gowns according to standard museum-quality practices plus we take extra steps to be certain all stains, both seen and unseen, are removed because wedding day spills such as soda, wine and cake (many times caused by a guest and unnoticed by you) can dry without leaving a visible mark.  These sugary stains, which are not dissolved during ordinary dry cleaning, will caramelize into ugly brown stains.

Bridal Gown Preservation

Turn the memory of your special day into an heirloom with the wedding gown preservation service you can trust--guaranteed! Inspect your gown personally before it is carefully layered with acid-free tissue and folded into an acid-free, archival-quality wedding chest that protects it from exposure to light and air. No chemicals are added, and our preservations are carbon-neutral because we offset all carbon emissions with donations to that support reforestation projects.  When your gown is to be used again, return it to any member in more than 500 cities around the world, and your gown will be inspected and pressed at no charge.

Selling or Donating Your Wedding Gown

Thinking of selling or donating your wedding gown after the wedding?  Featured in newspapers and television such as the Wall Street Journal,  New York TimesCNN and Martha Stewart Weddings, is one of the best places to sell your gown online.  For a nominal one-time fee (and no commission on the sale), you can list your wedding dress until it sells.

Or if you would prefer to donate your wedding gown, consider Brides Against Breast Cancer, Brides Across America--which accepts cash donations to fund wedding gowns for military brides--and Fairy Tale Brides or The Bridal Garden, which both support education for disadvantaged children.  Futhermore, these is Brides for a Cause, a nonprofit bridal store which recycles wedding gowns to raise proceeds for a variety of local and national charities. 


wedding gown preservations and restorations

wedding dress cleaning and preservations

"They knew so much about dresses and how to care for them and are a fantastic resource for how you should care for the garments once you get them home."

T.Q. Minneapolis, MN

"My gown had a layer of bar-tar after going out and you would never know after their spectacular work."

S.B. Columbus, OH

"Beautiful work, and they guarantee their work!  What a happy day when I found them."

R.M. Pretoria, Gauteng

"Excellent service and quality of work.  Impeccable attention to detail, great service, and a great value."

B.T. New Orleans, LA

"Preservan el vestido mas importante de tu vida.  Lo hacen muy bien, and they speak both Spanish and English."

E.W. Monterrey, Mexico