How do I choose a gown preservation company?
At Team Wedding we get that question a lot. The truth is that there are many local and national gown preservation services, so how do you choose one?
So, who does Team Wedding recommend for preservation services?
Team Wedding, owned and operated by Top Wedding Sites, has been an authorized dealer for The Wedding Gown Preservation Company since 2002 and a customer too! We've actually used their service to clean our own family's cherished bridal gowns and christening outfits. Since we're repeat customers, they've obviously done a great job. We trust and recommend them. We also offer the kit at the lowest price anywhere.
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We understand you love your dress and may have reservations about sending it out to be cleaned. That's why we're partnered with The Wedding Gown Preservation Company, a trusted and respected specialist in gown cleaning and preservation since 1913! They utilize an environmentally friendly, green dry cleaning process using hydro-carbon machines and eco-friendly soy cleaning products. Make sure you're ordering their kit and not one appearing similar. Not all wedding gown cleaners are specialists!
Why Bridal Stores Choose Professional Gown Preservation vs Dry Cleaning
Most dry cleaners treat a dress the same way that they treat other delicate items, by putting them in the same machines as everything else. That also means batching things together which in itself isn't a bad thing, it just takes care. When you consider that your local dry cleaner has 99.5% of their business not being wedding dresses, it just means that your wedding gown doesn't get the focus it deserves.
Important things like how to handle the delicate fabrics used in wedding gowns or how to deal with specific wedding dress issues that arise during cleaning. With professional gown preservation companies you know they know wedding dress cleaning, so they have a process to manage issues and know how to handle every use case. They know wedding gowns better than anybody else.
In addition, there are some of the solvents that dry-cleaners use that can melt beads and sequins. If the beads and sequins are glued on these solvents can dissolve the glue which mean they will fall off and create a real mess for you. Even the best dry cleaners may not be aware of this because they don't focus on cleaning wedding dresses day in and day out.
Let's say you find a great local dry cleaner who knows how to handle the above situations. The next thing to do is make sure you ask them to put your wedding dress into an acid-free boxes. Make sure it is acid free (and so is any packing material). Acid can wreck dresses and yellow them over time, you must make sure you check this.
Gown Preservation Company Only Do Wedding Dresses
Sending your wedding gown to a company that specializes in gown preservation has many advantages. Between thoroughly trained staff, expertise and machines customized for wedding gowns and easy delivery options in this internet age, it is easier, faster, safer and a better result.
When all you do is wedding dresses all day, you pay special attention to the hem and bodice areas for extra dirt, perspiration and body oils. You also do spot cleaning with the right chemicals and using the proper methods, and you know how to handle delicate sequins and trim.
Finally, most professional Gown Preservation companies will give you a lengthy guarantee. That piece of mind is something no local dry cleaner can match.
Team Wedding has been an authorized dealer for The Wedding Gown Preservation Company since 2002. We wanted to use this section to help people learn more about wedding dress preservation.