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

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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


Recent Reviews

Personalized Gown

Dec 16, 2014 by Penny Bowers

The story took me to a time and place I have never been. Chris seems to have found a resourceful, loving mate. I am so very happy for you two. The story is lovely and the way you made what would have been a disaster to some, a beautiful one-of-a-kind dress for your perfect day. Thank you for sharing your story.

Love the hanging garment bag

Dec 16, 2014 by Jess

Heritage did an amazing job on my wedding dress – fixing a hem tear and cleaning the dress in general. I love that they offer the option to get your dress sent back in a nice hanging garment bag, rather than stuffed in that cardboard box with the thin plastic window. I liked the idea that any time I wanted to, I could just open the garment bag up and see my entire gown. Throughout the process, if I had a question about where my dress was in the process, their customer service was very helpful and responded to my questions quickly. Out of all the wedding dress preservation companies that I researched, Heritage offered the best options.

Beautiful Story

Dec 16, 2014 by Marcia R. Curtis

What a beautiful, well written story of a monumental day, lovely pictures of a picturesque place, and a couple that I am so proud to know! Thanks for sharing their story.

Heritage Garment Preservation 707-746-6300 4592 E 2nd St Ste N Benicia California, 94510 USA 5.0 5.0 4 4 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

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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 4 4 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
Heritage Garment Preservation
4592 E 2nd St Ste N BeniciaCalifornia94510 USA 
 • 707-746-6300