Wedding Gown Preservation

Learn the details about excellent wedding gown preservation in our blog posts…

Get the Facts on Wholesale Wedding Gown Care

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in General, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Get the Facts on Wholesale Wedding Gown Care

Behind just about every dry cleaner’s counter are a number of preservation boxes with wedding gowns inside. But that does not mean that the wedding gown was cleaned at that shop.  In fact, many local dry-cleaners do not clean and preserve wedding gowns in their own shop, but choose to send their customer’s bridal gowns out to wholesale dry-cleaners. Wholesale dry-cleaners provide a service for local cleaners who don’t want to worry about damaging those expensive wedding gowns, or taking all of the the space in their dry-cleaning machines.  Some wholesale cleaners...

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Which Bridal Gown Preservation Method is Best?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in General, Wedding Gown Preservation | 2 comments

Which Bridal Gown Preservation Method  is Best?

One question our customers frequently ask is “Which method of wedding gown preservation is best – hanging or box?” Our standard answer is “Hanging preservation” if you have closet space. This answer comes from understanding the goals of wedding dress preservation. The word “preservation” can be confusing. For instance, one definition common in the English language is the term used for the preservation of food. To preserve a can of peaches the oxygen is removed allowing the fruit to be edible for much longer. But “preservation” is also the word used to describe the efforts...

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Museum Method™ Strapless Gown Preservation

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in General, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Museum Method™ Strapless Gown Preservation

A question we are often asked is how do we preserve strapless wedding gowns with Museum Method™ (hanging) wedding gown preservation? Or what about a gown with thin spaghetti straps, or straps made of delicate fabric? Are those small straps supposed to bare the weight of the whole wedding gown? Excellent questions… Gravity – it’s very useful for keeping us all on the ground, but not very helpful for storing textiles. If you are like most people, you have probably had a sweater or two ruined by hanging on wire hangers. Which is why you now always hang sweaters from...

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A Winter Wedding in Grand Cayman

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Before and After, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Winter Wedding in Grand Cayman

A Wedding Dress StoryBy: Rebecca R. “My husband Cody and I got married on December 8th on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. I wanted a dress that was classic and romantic, but was fun and modern enough to match our Caribbean setting. My mom, aunt, brother and I started shopping for my dress in Atlanta, where my husband and I live. This Sienna by Casablanca dress was the first one I tried on at Suite Bridal and we all loved it, but I was sure the first dress couldn’t be the one!  I tried on at least a dozen more dresses, but couldn’t get this one out...

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A Tribute

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Preservation Products, Uncategorized, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Tribute

A Wedding Dress StoryBy: Michelle N. “My parents Michel & Elizabeth D. were married on July 25, 1959 in LaPorte, Indiana. My father is an immigrant from Belgium and my mother was an immigrant from the Netherlands. My mother purchased her dress at Robertson’s department store in South Bend, Indiana. Her gown is being restored as a tribute.“ Michelle’s Mother’s Wedding Dress Restoration When we received Michelle’s mother’s lace gown, it had moderately aged with yellowing and oxidation stains primarily at the top of the dress. A few...

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Laura’s Dress was “Love at First Sight”

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Laura’s Dress was “Love at First Sight”

A Wedding Dress StoryBy Laura H. “The search for my wedding dress was such a special day! My mom, mother-in-law, maid of honor, bridesman, and I made a day of it. It is one of my favorite memories of the wedding planning experience.  My dress came from RK Bridal in New York City, and was one of the first dresses I tried on. True to the experience of many brides, my wedding dress ended up being nothing like I had imaged I would wear on my wedding day. I thought for sure that I didn’t want a strapless dress or beading, but the consultant encouraged me to give it a...

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Third Time’s the Charm for Ariella

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Before and After, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Third Time’s the Charm for Ariella

Wedding Dress StoryBy Ariella “After having no luck at the first wedding dress store that I visited, I was discouraged and doubtful on whether or not I would find a dress for my special day.  Those feelings disappeared as soon as I walked into Here Comes the Bride in San Diego, where my older sister had found her beautiful wedding dress. I guess the third time really is the charm, as the third dress that I tried on turned out to be the one! With its unusual jeweled top, open back, and graceful skirt, I knew that I had found my dress!”...

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Brittany’s Rooftop Wedding and Gorgeous Lace Gown

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Before and After, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Brittany’s Rooftop Wedding and Gorgeous Lace Gown

Wedding Dress StoryBy Brittany R. “I got my wedding dress in December 2017 at the Pronovias NYC sample sale.  I knew I wanted an all lace wedding gown with sleeves that felt timeless, but I had trouble staying at my $3k budget. After going to about 5 different bridal salons, I went to the Pronovias sample sale and found my dress! I got married October 13, 2018 at the Ravel Hotel in Long Island City, right over the bridge of Manhattan. Our ceremony was on the rooftop overlooking the NYC skyline. We had 125 people and had the reception also at the Ravel in...

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Jennifer’s Stunning Vintage Gown

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jennifer’s Stunning Vintage Gown

Wedding Dress StoryBy Jennifer F. “Chris and I got married on November 24, 2018 at the General Sutter Inn in Lititz, PA. The General Sutter Inn is just beautiful and a super cool historic site. It fit wonderfully with the vintage style of the dress and accessories. Our day was just perfect. The only slightly negative thing was it was cold and raining.  But it did make for some beautiful photos!  The rain also explains the stained hemline as we did our first look photos and bridal party photos outside in downtown Lititz. The Dress [My...

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Loren’s Something Blue is her Wedding Dress

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Loren’s Something Blue is her Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress StoryBy Loren R.  I searched for my wedding dress at major bridal salons up and down the East coast before finding the dress in Columbus, Ohio at La Jeune Mariee Bridal.  The gown I chose was the first dress I tried on and I knew immediately that it was the one. The light blue in my gown is not only my favorite color, but is also the color of my alma mater, Spelman College. The matching custom veil was made by Sara Gabriel Veils, and features a white to deep blue ombre color, adorned with ombre blue Swarovski crystals. Loren’s wedding...

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