5 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Wedding Gown Cleaned
Are you considering getting your wedding gown professionally cleaned? Many newlyweds wish to have their gowns cleaned so that they look just as beautiful as the day they came out of the bridal store. Some people also want to take it one step further and find a professional preservation method so that they can turn their wedding gowns into family heirlooms.
Whichever you choose, know that getting a wedding dress cleaned is a big process and you should think carefully about how to go about doing it. To assist you, here are five things you should know before getting your wedding gown cleaned.
Remember that expression, “You get what you pay for?” Well, sometimes that’s true here too. Oftentimes, cheaper cleaning companies don’t deliver quality work. However, sometimes they still charge an arm and a leg but don’t deliver quality work, and you’re left feeling ripped off. To avoid these situations, make sure you know exactly what you’re paying for. It may help to shop around to find the perfect cleaning company to suit your needs and budget.
When shopping for a cleaning company, make sure to ask about spot-cleaning. You’ll want someone to inspect your dress completely and remove any spots, while also explaining exactly what kind of chemicals are being used. Since wedding gowns are made of special fabrics like lace, taffeta and silk, you’ll want to make sure the cleaning process is gentle enough not to damage the fabric, but strong enough to get those pesky spots out.
3. Sugar Stains
Stains left by sugary substances, like alcohol, cake, frosting, coffee and even baby spit, will require a special process to remove. Ask directly whether the cleaning company can recognize and remove stains caused by sugary items.
4. Storage Materials Provided
After the cleaning process, most companies will provide a bag or box to store your gown in for years to come. You’ll want to make sure that the bag or box is made of acid-free material and that the company will pack the dress in acid-free tissue paper to prevent discoloration around the seams and folds.
5. Better Business Bureau
Finally, you can look on the Better Business Bureau’s website for a listing of trusted companies. These companies will have built a great reputation, so your best bet is to go with one of them!
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.
See it elsewhere for less? Contact us.
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!
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.