Gown Cleaning

A gown goes through quite a bit during the wedding day.  From a photo shoot at the park, to simply walking down the aisle, to unexpected wine spills, your gown can get quite dirty.  We can bring back its original shine.   

 

The Process

  1. We inspect the gown and identify all areas that need special attention and type of stains.  
  2. We clean the gown.  Some gowns require multiple steps so as to remove the various layers of stains.  
  3. We press the gown and then put it in an acid-free box to protect it from the test of time.  The box also blocks UV light.    

 

Sample Work

This client had amazing pictures of the big day, but after posing on the snow, her gown became a magnet for dirt everywhere she went.  

You can't tell from this picture, but it had rained for 3 days straight before this picture was taken, up to an hour earlier.  The result:  grass and mud stains that seemed like they wouldn't go away.  What's more, during the reception, a few drops of Shiraz on the gown seemed to want to match the bridesmaids' dresses.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When should I bring my dress to be cleaned? 
As early as possibe.  The longer you wait, the harder it is to remove the stains and the more expensive the process might be.  A lot of our brides make an appointment before the wedding to be ready.  

What if I waited months or years?  
Time can make a big difference, but how it was stored can be even more significant.  Make an appointment and bring it in.  We can tell you what we can and cannot do with your gown.  

How much does it cost?  
Unfortunately, it really does depend on your gown.  A few things that change your estimate:  type of beads or lace, silk work, fabric type, condition of the gown, types of stains.  If you did your gown alterations with us, we offer a discount on cleaning.    

How long does it take?  
Most gowns are fully cleaned after 3 weeks.  Some take longer, depending on season and gown condition.  We will give you a pick up date when you drop it off.