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Posted on: November 11th, 2013

What About Cleaning My Wedding Gown After the Wedding?

Brides often call to ask how soon after the wedding the bridal gown has to be cleaned. Of course, the sooner you have your wedding dress cleaned, the easier it is for the Specialist to remove successfully all the cake and lipstick and floor dirt you picked up the day of the wedding.

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

Where Should I Go to Have My Wedding Gown 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 […]

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

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 seem to be yellowing. Almost always the problem is the container. When the container is not completely acid-free, the acidic content will yellow your wedding gown. Of course, you should ask

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

How Can I Find a “Green” Wedding Gown Preservation?

That’s a good question, but there is no quick and easy answer. There are three components in a good wedding gown preservation: a clean dress, archival-quality storage materials, and a safe place to store the container. Most fabric conservators recommend a container made of completely acid-free paperboard and tissue for packing that is also completely acid-free. […]

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

Top Ten Things for Preserving Your Gown

When you chose your wedding gown, you could see it was the perfect wedding dress for you, and everyone agreed your wedding gown was just right for you. But after the wedding, how can you find the care that is just right for your bridal gown so it, too, can have a happy ever-after? Look […]

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

Bag Versus Box: Which Is Best For Your Bridal Gown?

Plastic bags are the worst possible choice for your wedding dress because plastic emits fumes that can yellow your bridal gown. If you have a bag made from muslin or tyvek, there will be no harmful fumes, but bags are not a particularly good choice for long-term storage. Hanging for long periods of time can […]