Wedding Gown Cleaning & Preservation

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We are nationally recognized specialists in cleaning, preserving, and restoring wedding dresses.

Your wedding dress can be preserved as a family heirloomFew things are as cherished as wedding gowns.

Careful planning goes into selecting the perfect wedding dress and many brides want to preserve it as a keepsake or heirloom to be presented to their daughters decades from now. Other brides just want their gown cleaned so it can look its best to resell.

Trust your gown to our experts. We clean more than a thousand gowns every year!

Our wedding gown specialists carefully examine every gown when it arrives to determine the most suitable method for cleaning.

Fabric, ornamentation and types of stains are all be considered. Stains are treated including hidden soils from perspiration, body oils and clear liquid spills such as white wine. Some stains not immediately visible darken with age (carmelization) causing fabric weakness and discoloration.

Vintage Gowns
Are you considering wearing your grandmother’s wedding dress for your upcoming marriage? Maybe you want to clean and restore an old gown as a 50th wedding anniversary gift. We can clean and often remove stains set long ago as we brighten gowns yellowed with age and oxidation. It’s a wonderful way to honor a family member or dear friend!

Don’t restrict your thinking to just wedding dresses. We can provide the same cleaning and restoration techniques to any important garment. Maybe you’ve acquired a beautiful couture creation or unique vintage garment. We can do wonders with those, too.

Wedding Gown Preservation
Wedding gowns require special cleaning serviceEven a clean dress that hangs in a closet for 20 years can be negatively affected by humidity,  ultraviolet light, smoke, smog, insects, and dust which all take their toll over time.

Protect your prized gown with our MuseumStyle™ storage box featuring moisture and oxygen control technology.

Your dress is carefully sealed in an acid-free inner box and shrink wrapped. The sealed packaging allows viewing of your gown and accessories at any time without disturbing the protective seal. Your gown is protected from insect damage and oxidation. The inner box is encased in a durable storage chest with handle for added protection and convenience.

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We provide expert care for wedding gowns
As a Licensee of Prestige Preservation Program, we adhere to strict standards. Call us at (313) 864-2111. We’re delighted to answer your questions and explain our extraordinary preservation services.

Cleaning your wedding dress is easy from anywhere in the USAGet started by requesting our Wedding Gown Kit. It includes a prepaid shipping label to Ram Leather Care and everything you need to securely package your gown. Your gown will be cleaned, preserved and returned to you approximately three weeks after we receive your gown.

We do all cleaning processes safely within our own plant. Your wedding dress won’t leave our hands until it’s time to return it to you.

Inspection after Cleaning
If you are near our facility or use one of our partnering dry cleaners*, you may request to see your gown after cleaning and before preserving. A modest fee is charged for this service because of the additional handling and packaging, but we want you to be entirely satisfied with your finished result.

*Note retail pricing varies at each dry cleaner

Estimated Pricing

Wedding Gown Base Pricing
Wedding Gown – Cleaned & Preserved $145
Wedding Gown – Preserved Only (no warranty included) $95
Wedding Gown – Cleaned Only (steam press) $95
Wedding Gown – Cleaned & Pressed $130
Wedding Item Base Pricing
Veil Cleaning $10
Detachable Train $20
Jacket $15
Shawl $15
Cape $32
Crinoline Slip $12
Gloves $10
Handkerchief $2
Moneybag $15
Ring Bearer Pillow $8
Shoes $30
Two-way shipping from your home and back $35
Items packaged but not cleaned Free
Item Base Pricing
Fancy Dress Cleaning $40
Accessories priced like Wedding Accessories (above)

Once we receive your garments and evaluate their condition, the following things may influence the cost of cleaning. You will be notified before any additional charges are incurred:

  • Gowns valued over $1000
  • Silk, satin or rayon fabrics
  • Removal of flowers or ornaments if necessary
  • Heavily soiled hemlines
  • Color restoration
  • Shipping insurance over $500
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