Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation

Wedding gown preservation is among our most popular services. As one of Charlotte’s largest wedding dress cleaning and preservation providers, we’ve served hundreds of brides.

Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation

Contact us today to ask about cleaning your wedding dress or visit one of our retail locations.

Wedding Gown Preservation Tips

  1. Avoid storing your wedding gown in a plastic bag. Plastic can trap moisture that leads to mildew. Plastic also emits vapors that can yellow or stain your dress.
  2. Fold or roll your wedding gown, rather than hanging it. Prolonged hanging can stretch and distort the fabric.
  3. Clean your wedding dress before storing it. Undetectable stains can deepen over time. Small, hard-to-see food particles can attract pests that will destroy your gown.
  4. Ask your cleaner to let you inspect your wedding gown after it has been cleaned and before it’s put into a storage container.
  5. Store your wedding gown in an acid-free wedding dress storage chest lined with fabric or acid-free tissue.
  6. Avoid storing your bridal gown in the attic or basement. Extreme temperature and humidity changes can damage your gown, and pests often make these areas their home.

FAQs

How much does it cost to preserve my wedding dress?2022-02-22T16:08:12-05:00

The cost of wedding dress cleaning and preservation varies, depending on the material and other factors. Contact us via our online form to request a more detailed estimate.

How soon after my wedding should I have my dress cleaned and preserved?2022-02-22T16:08:33-05:00

It’s best to have your wedding gown cleaned and preserved as soon after the wedding as possible. Generally speaking, within six months after your wedding is safe.

How should I store my dress after the wedding?2022-02-22T16:09:03-05:00

Keep your gown in a dark, dry place until you can bring it in for cleaning. Fold your dress or roll it in a clean white sheet rather than hanging it — hanging can stress the fabric and cause your dress to lose its shape.

Do not store your wedding dress in plastic! Plastic emits gases that will yellow the fabric.

Where do I bring my wedding dress for preservation?2022-02-22T16:09:53-05:00

You can bring your wedding dress to any of our convenient Charlotte locations. Find a location near you!

Can I look at my dress after it is preserved?2022-02-22T16:10:17-05:00

Yes! That’s half the fun, right?

When you remove your dress from the box, keep in mind that your skin contains oils and salts that can damage delicate fabrics. Wash and dry your hands carefully before handling your dress or slip on a pair of clean, white cotton gloves.

How should I store my wedding dress after it has been cleaned?2022-02-22T16:10:41-05:00

We use special materials to protect your dress from exposure to moisture, dust, acidity and light. Another key to protecting your dress is storing it in the right location. We don’t recommend storing it in an attic or cellar, since extreme temperature and humidity can damage your dress. Instead, choose a storage place within your home – a hope chest or spacious closet.

Store the box flat. We’ve packed your dress so it won’t shift under normal circumstances, and flat storage keeps it from slipping or shifting. Inspect the box periodically to make sure your gown stays in pristine shape.

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