Wedding Gown Care

Cleaning, restoration and preservation of wedding gowns

Vera Wang Transformation: Before and After

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Vera Wang Transformation: Before and After

  This beautiful silk and lace Vera Wang Luxe is the perfect wedding dress for the beautiful and dainty bride. Unfortunately, after a long wedding day and a dry cleaning attempt gone wrong (oh no!!), this beautiful dress was looking a little worse for wear.  The delicate gown suffered from makeup stains, sweat stains, and a severely dirty hemline (with who knows what on it!) when it arrived at Heritage Garment Preservation. But it was no match for our hand-cleaning treatment! BEFORE AFTER The delicate fabrics that made up the Vera Wang wedding dress were in good hands at...

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Got Silk? Save $25 on Non-Silk Fabrics

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in General, HGP Promotions, Wedding Gown Care | 0 comments

Got Silk? Save $25 on Non-Silk Fabrics

This month Save $25 if your gown is synthetic (not silk!). Our discount is good for both Heritage Select™ and Heritage Couture™ wedding gown care. Just use coupon code: NotSilk for $25 off! What fabric is your wedding dress made of?  If you answer satin, you are actually identifying the fabric weave and finish of your dress fabric but not the fabric fiber itself. It’s a common mistake that we see all the time.  Actually there are polyester satins, acetate satins, and of course, silk satins.  If you aren’t sure, check your gown care label. By law the garment care tag...

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A Twenty for Your Thoughts

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in General, HGP Promotions, Wedding Gown Care | 2 comments

A Twenty for Your Thoughts

We would love to know a few things about your wedding gown and your cleaning needs so we’ve created a survey with a little incentive to coax it out of you. We’re offering $20 off any wedding gown cleaning, restoration and/or preservation of $299 or more just for answering five easy questions. Survey Questions The questions we are asking in this survey are: When was your gown worn? What services do you want for your gown? What criteria is most important for selecting a cleaner? Are you willing to use a “wholesale cleaner”? If you are not having your gown preserved,...

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Embellished Wedding Gown Restoration

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 3 comments

Embellished Wedding Gown Restoration

It’s so rewarding to see already-beautiful gowns transform during our cleaning and preservation products. These gowns obviously have special memories to go with them if the owners are taking the time to clean and preserve them for future generations to keep or wear again. Before Wedding Dress Restoration This white satin wedding dress with lace and pearl embellishments was in surprisingly good condition considering its age– however the mildly dirty hemline and yellow spots on the front kept it from truly shining the way it used to. Upon closer inspection to the hem of the dress...

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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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Before and After – Our Process

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

Before and After – Our Process

This “before-and-after” gives you a behind-the-scenes perspective into our wedding dress cleaning process. Follow along with the steps we take and watch this dress become beautiful again! Our wedding dress cleaning and preservation process Your wedding gown will be carefully inspected and an individualized treatment plan will be determined based on your wedding gown fabric, trims and style. Our goal is to return your gown to perfect condition. Our wedding gown care experts will determine the best method of cleaning for your gown to protect it from damage while still getting the...

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Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something old, something new…

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something old, something new…

by Kathryn WHO: Kathryn and Jamie WHAT: A September wedding WHERE: Lost Mission in Spring Branch, TX WHEN: Sept. 19, 2015 WHAT: Kathryn’s perfect dress! (by) WHO: A Monique Lhuillier wedding gown (from) WHERE: Casa de Novia in Houston (http://www.casadenoviabridal.com) -Style: Strapless, low back, fit and flare -Color: Ivory with tea-stained color underlay -Materials: Lace (bodice front and back and then down the side) and tulle (ruched across the middle then lots of layers/fuller at the bottom) -Bustle: “We added buttons and made an over bustle.” SOMETHING...

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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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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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