Post Wedding Season Wedding Gown Preservation

You spent months planning your perfect day and were rewarded with a dream wedding. Friends and family watched you commit your life to loving your new husband, and you’ve got wedding albums and videos that capture the emotions felt by everyone in attendance. Now that the ceremony is over, you may be wondering how to preserve your most expensive keepsake: your wedding dress.

What is wedding dress preservation?

Although passing down wedding gowns isn’t as typical these days as it was in the past, isn’t it still important to care for what is most likely the most expensive dress you’ll ever purchase? Let Pure Green Dry Cleaning preserve one of your most sacred memories by providing you with professional wedding gown preservation services. We’ll clean your dress and seal it in a way that ensures that the hands of time can’t touch it.

Although passing down wedding gowns isn’t as typical these days as it was in the past, isn’t it still important to care for what is most likely the most expensive dress you’ll ever purchase? Let Pure Green Dry Cleaning preserve one of your most sacred memories by providing you with professional wedding gown preservation services. We’ll clean your dress and seal it in a way that ensures that the hands of time can’t touch it.

Wedding gown preservation is a special process in which your dress will be cleaned, preserved and packaged to retain its beauty for years. Whether you choose to store your gown in an attic or on a shelf in your closet, if your gown is properly preserved you won’t notice yellowing, tearing or fading. The ornate beading will be protected in its packaging, and the lace shielded from tearing. Most importantly, any stains (remember that champagne?) will be removed and will not rot or cause spotting on your dress. The quicker you’re able to professionally preserve your dress, the more pristine your dress will be in the event that you ever decide to remove it from its packaging.

Why preserve your dress?

Brides choose wedding gown preservation for a number of reasons. Some women preserve their gowns to wear them again in a vow renewal ceremony or special anniversary. Other women intend to pass their wedding gown along as an heirloom to a daughter or daughter in law. Still others may desire a clean, protected and carefully preserved gown which will later be used in the making of a christening or baptismal gown. And finally, a very frugal woman will want her dress cleaned and preserved in order to optimize the resale value of the dress. With the average wedding gown retailing for over $1,000 (and usually more), wedding gown preservation is an excellent way to ensure that the value of your purchase is protected.

How to choose a preservation specialist

To be sure that you are choosing the right gown specialist, begin before your wedding. As mentioned, spotting or staining that occurs on your wedding day will need to be removed as soon as possible. Your tailor is an excellent resource for referrals or information, and chances are, he or she offers preservation services as well. Check with your local Better Business Bureau listings and your local Chamber of Commerce, as well as simply asking friends for reviews of services they’ve used in the past. Experience and reputation are extremely important when choosing your specialist; you only have one opportunity to preserve your gown.

Check with your local specialists for services they may offer. Some will provide pickup and delivery of your dress for both dry cleaning prior to the wedding and preservation services following. These conveniences may prove to be deciding factors in choosing your professional. Finally, ask questions. While pricing and services are convenient, check that the professional is using proper equipment and materials, such as acid free paper for the final packaging of your dress.

No matter your reasons for choosing to preserve your wedding gown, the professional you choose should be insured, have experience and come with good referrals. Word of mouth is an excellent way to find a specialist. The memories of your wedding day will last a lifetime. With proper care and preservation, your wedding gown will last that long, too.

Pure Green Dry Cleaning can preserve one of your most sacred memories by providing you with our professional wedding gown preservation service. We’ll clean your dress and seal it in a way that ensures that the hands of time can’t touch it.

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