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Vintage or just old? Before and after

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Preservation Products, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | Comments Off on Vintage or just old? Before and after

Vintage or just old? Before and after

When this bride slipped on her sparkling, ornamented gown, we’re sure she knew her wedding day would be one to remember. What she might not have known is that her wedding dress, white, shining, and perfect as it was on the day of her wedding, would not be the same after the festivities or years later. When her dress arrived at HGP, it was wrinkled, yellowed, stained, and just felt old. While vintage is all the rage, no one wants their dress to have a vintage smell! 🙂 The intricate beading was barely holding on, half of the dress was yellowed, and the stains were hard to...

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Galina gown gets guarantee!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Garment Rescue, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Galina gown gets guarantee!

Galina wedding gowns are known for feminine embellishments and dainty feel. The problem with a dainty, delicate dress? It’s delicate! We were entrusted to clean and preserve a delicate Galina gown. The dress featured fragile but lovely 3-D flowers in addition to gorgeous crystal beadwork. Our wedding dress cleaning and preservation process was employed and the Galina gown was cleaned and preserved with meticulousness and attention. The delicate features were protected while receiving the utmost care. Even after the cleaning process, our guarantee and warrantees continue to care...

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Before and After: The Process

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, General, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Before and After: The Process

Have you ever wondered how we can take an old, soiled wedding dress and make it look brand new again? We’re proud of our process– so we’re going to let you in on exactly what happens behind-the-scenes at Heritage Garment Preservation. Take this dress, for instance: When this dress arrived, we had the following information: “Designer: Liv Harris Fabric: Lace Color: Off-White Description: Sleeveless. Lace straps. A-line. Zipper closure on back. Small train. Veil: single tulle w/scalloped lace on edge. Metal comb.”       It didn’t take long for us to realize that...

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Renting vs. Buying Your Wedding Gown

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Renting vs. Buying Your Wedding Gown

If you’ve ever even thought about getting married, you probably know that wedding gowns are expensive. Wedding dresses are always in demand, and sellers know that– so they charge outrageous prices. Luckily buying your dream dress–while emptying your bank account– isn’t your only option. If you want to keep expenses at a minimum, perhaps renting a wedding gown keeps your budget– and your husband-to-be*– a little happier. Check out this list of wedding dress rental pros and cons and you be the judge of what’s best for you: Pros of Renting a Wedding...

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Button, button, who’s got the (vintage) buttons?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Button, button, who’s got the (vintage) buttons?

A simple gown without minor stains, tears, or other serious problems could be cleaned by anyone or anything, right? WRONG! Vintage gowns are fragile and delicate– and have to be handled delicately. Karen’s vintage gown was in pretty good condition when it arrived at Heritage Garment Preservation, but it left even better than we found it! Karen’s gown featured a fragile layer of netting around the neckline that had developed some small holes, and the vintage buttons decorating the cuffs of the dress’ sleeves were barely holding on! Luckily Heritage Garment Preservation offers a...

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Marriage and Manure – Lisa’s Story

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garments, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Marriage and Manure – Lisa’s Story

by Lisa THE GOWN: Purchased at Curvaceous Couture. THE VEIL: My mom made the antique gown into the veil. THE WEDDING: Cambridge,  Maryland. THE STORY Lisa fell in love with the first gown she tried on.  The intricate beading was perfect; the english net ballgown skirt was gorgeous.  She wanted to incorporate her mother’s heirloom gown somehow, but the antique lace was far too fragile to even consider wearing. Her mother is an avid and talented  designer, sewer and quilter, and made a gorgeous chapel length veil that will now be preserved for the next generation. After the wedding...

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From Soiled to Shimmering

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

From Soiled to Shimmering

Before and After: From Soiled to Shimmering Beth’s dress had a lot in common with a famous Disney song– “shining, shimmering, splendid” (“A Whole New World,” Aladdin). Her Augusta Jones fit-and-flare dress was covered from top to bottom in beautiful sequins overlaying the satin and lace applique. Unfortunately, while sparkles are girl’s best friend, they’re a nightmare when it comes to cleaning! A wine spill on the skirt that soaked both the lace and satin layers was just one of the problems Beth’s dress faced; it also suffered from makeup stains, sweat stains, grease...

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Save 10% During Grand Opening Celebration

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in General, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Save 10% During Grand Opening Celebration

Save 10% on any product or service during the month of August as we celebrate our Grand Opening of our new office and work space herein Benicia, California. Please use the discount code: GrandOpening during checkout to receive your discount. Our new location provides us more room for our growing business. We have space for more wedding gowns, christening gowns, uniforms, etc. And of course we also sell preservation supplies for the do-it-yourselfer as well as wholesale supplies for dry cleaners. We will also be open each Saturday from 9 am until noon throughout the month of August as part of...

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New Bouquet Preservation Box

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in General, Preservation Products | 0 comments

New Bouquet Preservation Box

Brides have a few options for preserving their bridal bouquets. They may send it away for professional freeze drying which can be quite pricey ($300-$600), or follow step by step directions for do-it-yourself preservation. Bouquets can be taken apart and each flower dried with silica gel, and then reassembled. You can purchase the silica gel along with the instructions at your nearest craft store. The simplest way to keep your bridal bouquet is to hang it upside down for several weeks until it is completely dry. However, your flowers will darken and the overall results are less than ideal,...

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New Bridal Shoe Preservation Box

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in General, Preservation Products | 2 comments

New Bridal Shoe Preservation Box

Drum roll please… After many requests, we are introducing our new shoe preservation box for your bridal shoes for only $29.99. It includes 2 sheets of acid-free tissue and shipping is free!  Our shoe preservation box is perfect for your bridal shoes as well as other wedding memorabilia. Made of 60 pt acid-free and lignin free (8.5 pH) preservation board, it has metal corners for stability.  It is buffered with 3% calcium carbonate for added protection against acid migration.   Two sheets of acid-free tissue  are included.  Just wrap your shoes in the acid-free tissue and place...

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