Beware of the $99
Youíve seen it advertised everywhere Ė online,
magazines or at the bridal shop - $99 for wedding dress
cleaning and preservation. Thatís a great
price. How can you miss? Easily.
Cleaners to clean
and preserve wedding gowns are wholesale
dry-cleaners. There prices are low because they make money by
doing a high volume. Wholesale
dry-cleaners clean wedding gowns in large machines, as
many as 30 gowns at once with little or no attention
given to pre-treating or spotting. Unfortunately, the
dirt from other gowns may contaminate your gown.
Companies that charge $99
Because the gown is sealed in a small box,
you may never know if it was cleaned at all. The quality
of the box may also be questionable. Is it truly made of
a solid acid-free and lignin free board? After all, a
high quality, acid and lignin free box preservation
would probably cost more.
where do you go?To your local dry-cleaners? To the bridal
shop where you purchased your dress? Most dry-cleaners
and bridal shops also use wholesale
cleaners. These dry-cleaners donít have the expertise and
time to clean and preserve wedding gowns themselves so
they utilize the wholesale cleaners.
Your local dry-cleaner may charge you $160 - $200
for your wedding gown cleaning and preservation. Thatís
quite a bit of money.Surely, your
gown will receive excellent care at that price.
Right? Maybe not.
The dry-cleaner then sends your gown to a wholesale
cleaner and pays $65- $99 himself, pocketing the
difference for his payment and your dress receives less
care than it really needs and
avoid wholesale dry-cleaners, find a cleaner who does
the work at their own shop. Look for a
company that cares about their equipment and the quality
of their staff, has experience with wedding gowns
and cleans them one at a time. They may be more
expensive, but the attention your gown receives will be
worth the extra cost.
Quality Cleaning and
Garment Preservation, we offer tender loving care
for your gown for a reasonable amount. Most
dresses range from as little as $275 to a high of $490
(including all shipping costs) depending on fabric
content, train length, stains, hem condition, etc.
If you gown is extremely valuable, delicate, needs
extensive repairs or restoration, the costs may exceed
our averages. But rest assured it will recieve the
care it deserves.
go over your gown with a fine tooth comb, checking for
and removing stains. Your gown will be wet-cleaned
by hand or dry-cleaned in virgin
solvent depending on the fabric and
trims. Afterwards, it will be hand pressed for the best
finish and carefully preserved with either our superior
or our excellent
Best of all, you can relax knowing your gown is
receiving the care it needs.
You can inspect
it anytime, as we never seal wedding gowns.You will also enjoy
30 day - Money Back
Guarantee and Lifetime
Warranty that we offer.
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