• Gown Services Before the Wedding

    Wedding gown services that you may need before your wedding include:

    Alterations and Repairs – use our expert seamstress to get the exact fit and look of your bridal gown. Bustles, hems and adding or removing straps are changes we make to wedding gowns every day.

    Steaming or Pressing – Whether you wore your dress for a photo session before your wedding or slipped into your dress several times between alterations fittings and showing it to your family and friends, you probably need to have it steamed or pressed to look just right when you walk down the aisle.

    Cleaning – Unless you hide your bridal gown in the closet when you first brought it home from the bridal shop, you probably need to get your dress cleaned before your wedding. Between hem stains from grass and dirt that are unavoidable during outdoor photo sessions or makeup stains from trying on your dress for alterations fittings, cleaning your dress before your wedding could be important for that pristine look as you walk down the aisle.

  • Gown Services After the Wedding

    Whether you’re going to keep your gown or you plan to sell it, your gown needs professional attention after your wedding.

    Cleaning – Weddings can be tough on the dresses. Cake, icing and au jus along with all kinds of drinks can end up decorating even the most elegant wedding dress in a most graceless way. Even hem dirt from the dancing can leave its mark. Left untreated, spills, stains and dirt can become worse over time, and end up as a permanent scar on your wedding day memory.

    Take wedding cake, for example. Spills will find their way to your dress. Maybe you know it and maybe you don’t. And maybe you get a little help wiping off the spill. You can’t see it so it must be fine, right? Wrong! Give that sugar stain a couple of years and that sugar will turn a dark yellow/brown and become difficult if not impossible to reverse. Sugar stains can come from wine, cake, soda, and other usual wedding menu items like candy and cookies.

    If you plan on selling your dress after your wedding, you will need to clean it. And if you want to keep your dress, you will need first to clean it and then preserve it.

    Preservation – Wedding gown preservation involves placing a clean wedding gown in preservation chest, using tissue paper to cushion the folds. Our museum-quality preservation chests are designed to prevent discoloration of your gown. Just like the boxes used by museums to store heirloom textiles, our gown preservations chests will protect you dress for generations.