Our Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation Process

1. Custom Treatment For Every Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation

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 stains out.

2. Wedding Dress Cleaning

We give your wedding dress TLC (tender loving care.) Unlike wholesale dry-cleaners and many national companies who clean wedding gowns in large quantity (as many as 30 gowns at a time), each wedding gown we treat gets individual care. Most wedding dresses are hand cleaned while some are spot cleaned or dry-cleaned in virgin solvent. We often utilize more than one method of wedding gown cleaning (combining dry-cleaning with spot cleaning, for instance.) We are not satisfied until we are certain every stain that can be removed is removed.

3. Hand Pressed To Perfection

Next, our gown care experts will hand press your wedding gown. Many companies will lightly steam your dress, but we have found the hand pressing does a much better job. Beads and sequins are very safe with our careful pressing.

4. Your Dress Can Be Repaired

It happens, a snag, a loose button, or worse! Your beautiful wedding dress can sustain some damage on your wedding day. Don’t worry, our expert seamstresses can repair your wedding gown before it is preserved. Heritage Couture™ packages include up to 3 hours of repairs. Repairs are also available for for Heritage Select™ orders for an additional charge.

5. Museum Quality Wedding Dress Preservation

We will preserve your wedding gown to Museum quality standards. Choose between Museum Method™ or Heritage Box™ wedding gown preservation. Both methods utilize the finest, acid-free and lignin free materials. If you do your research, you may find that many wedding gown preservation boxes used by your local dry cleaners are not acid-free, and many that are acid-free are not lignin free. This will damage your wedding gown, as lignin will break down over time, and then the acid-free box is no longer acid-free. So we insist on all of our preservation materials being both acid-free and lignin free.

6. Safe Secure Shipping

We utilize Signature Delivery for all wedding dress cleaning and preservation shipments. We sign for it when it arrives here and it must be signed for when returned to you. Your treasured wedding gown is never left on a door step. You will receive an email with a FedEX tracking number and estimated delivery date when your wedding gown ships.

7. Wedding Dress Preservation Warranty

You will enjoy peace of mind knowing that we stand behind our preservation processes. Our Heritage Select™ preservation offers a 30 year warranty against yellowing. Heritage Couture™ preservation offers a lifetime warranty against yellowing, oxidized spots, etc. We also offer a 30 day satisfaction guaranty as well. If you are not satisfied with our service, you may return your wedding gown to us to be serviced again. We want every customer to be a happy customer.

 

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Every wedding dress is carefully inspected

Get your wedding dress care quote

Our wedding gown cleaning and preservation includes Hand Pressed wedding Gowns

Expert Repairs are available for our wedding dress cleaning and preservation services

You have Wedding Dress Preservation Method Choices. Choose Museum Method or Heritage Box.

FedEx provides safe secure shipping

Enjoy peace of mind when you choose Heritage Garment Preservation for your wedding dress preservation


 

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Very Satisfied

Jun 09, 2015 by Sean

My wife and I were married in 2006 and after the wedding the gown languished in a cardboard box that eventually found its way to our detached garage/shop where it sat. A few weeks ago my wife pulled it out and was dismayed that not only was it still dirty (as expected) and moldy, animals had gotten into the box and chewed a hole. She wrote off the gown in her mind at that point lamenting that "the gown cost less than it would take to repair" Well I knew her birthday was a month away. I got her parents and my parents and my brother (who was best man) to pool funds and send the gown to Heritage. Needless to say they did an absolutely phenomenal job both mending the hole and removing every hint of stain and soil. They kept me up to date with every step of the preservation via email and once the gown was returned to us, my wife burst into tears with joy at seeing how perfect her gown had been restored. I have to thank Carmina at Heritage and my mother Sue for finding this business for me to solicit the repair and preservation. 4 stars here. Can't recommend enough. It's a tad pricey but you get every dollars worth. Thank you!!!


Excellent Process

Apr 30, 2015 by Joan

Your process is excellent. The communication was very helpful. The dress packing addresses every detail. We were so impressed.


Highly Recommend Heritage

Apr 21, 2015 by Kathleen M.

"I would highly recommend using Heritage. They are true professionals and their quality of work is top notch! I have to admit, I was very skeptical shipping my daughter's wedding dress from NJ to CA, however I am so happy I did - what a GREAT job they did! Absolutely no issues at all -- I Highly Recommend using Heritage Garment Preservation! "


More Beautiful Than the Day I Wore It

Feb 27, 2015 by Jessica

Jessica said...
Words can't express adequately what a wonderful job Heritage Garment Preservation did and how easy they were to work with. I was not the bride that took care of her dress (GASP). I had placed it in a box and meant to get it dry cleaned after our outdoor lake wedding, but forgot. Two years later, I found it and wore it out for Halloween as a "run away bride." Needless to say, the bottom was disgusting and there were some stains. I had gone to several local dry cleaners for them to either quote a ridiculous amount (over $700) or not be able to do it. Through the internet, I found this site. After reading the reviews, I filled out the paperwork and sent it out to be evaluated. They called the day they got it and gave great advice on what would be best. I was updated throughout the process. Never once did I feel pressured to do anything that I didn't agree with and they were so friendly and nice over the phone. I just got my dressed cleaned with some repair on beading. When my dress arrived to my house it was MORE BEAUTIFUL than the day I wore it. I would recommend this company to ANY BRIDE or anyone who had an article of clothing that they wanted clean or preserved. It is worth the money and you will be so happy afterwards.


It looks like new

Jan 06, 2015 by Laurie Ingham

We love the job you did on the dress. It looks like new. It is beautiful and I plan to send you my other daughter's dress too. She gets married in August.


Friendly and Easy to Work With

Dec 09, 2014 by Leslie

I would recommend Heritage Garment for wedding dress cleaning and/or preservation! They were so friendly, easy to work with and made me feel like my dress was in good hands. I did a lot of research before and am really pleased with Heritage!


Knowledgeable and Professional

Oct 31, 2014 by Anon

Heritage Garment Preservation could not of been more knowledgeable and professional in the care of my daughter's wedding gown. I shipped her gown from New Jersey to CA always feeling her gown was in the best of hands. I was given updates from start to finish. If I had any questions, they were answered immediately.I would recommend so highly Heritage Garment Preservation in a heart beat!


Service Very Professional

Oct 27, 2014 by Lynsie

I am so glad that I found Heritage Garment Preservation to preserve my wedding gown, veil and jewelry. They did a fantastic job and it was a bonus that their office was close to my home in the Bay area. From start to finish, the service was very professional. The team there had awesome communication through all the steps of the process. My dress had several stains and rips and they fixed everything back to 100%. Their attention to detail is superb. My dress is now beautifully hanging in my closet and I don't have to worry about it aging. I would highly recommend Heritage Garment Preservation to anyone. Their pricing is also very reasonable. Thank you HGP!!!


Nothing to be nervous about

Oct 07, 2014 by Sammie

My talented mother-in-law graciously made my wedding gown which made it all the more special to me. I did a good deal of research before I finally settled on Heritage Garment Preservation to clean and preserve my gown. Despite the research, I was still a little hesitant to send something so precious to me, through the mail and to a company I had found online. It turns out that I had absolutely nothing to be nervous about! My gown was treated with the utmost care and was safely returned to me in top quality bag. I appreciate how Heritage Garment emails you updates about how the process is going with your dress; it certainly helped my nerves. I also loved how patient they were with my questions and concerns. Top notch customer service and a beautiful end result!


Heritage Garment Preservation 707-746-6300 4592 E 2nd St Ste N Benicia California, 94510 USA 5.0 5.0 9 9 My wife and I were married in 2006 and after the wedding the gown languished in a cardboard box that eventually found its way to our detached garage/shop where it sat. A few weeks
Heritage Garment Preservation
4592 E 2nd St Ste N BeniciaCalifornia94510 USA 
 • 707-746-6300