The decision to preserve your wedding dress is one you will likely pat yourself on the back about for years. It is also one that means deciding whether to "go cheap" or spend a little more money. The latter is arguably the best decision, because it guarantees the preservation of this most important gown. Review three reasons to spend a little extra on wedding dress preservation:
Outstanding Service Guarantee
Working with a wedding gown specialist, aka someone who specializes in wedding dress preservation, generally means enjoying a lifetime+ warranty. State-of-the-art technology, dress fabric advances, and the knowledge of a professional equal a wedding dress that will last 100 years or more. Wedding gown specialists know how to work with your specific fabric to ensure its perfect preservation. Can your local dry cleaner claim the same guarantee? Oh, we don't think so.
The Right Materials
A wedding gown specialist can guarantee the ideal preservation of your gown in part because of the materials he or she provides. Acid-free paper with an acid-free box is the combination necessary to optimal dress preservation. Housing the gown in plastic or any old box is a direct path to Yellow Dress Town.
No Risk Of Damage
Preserving your wedding dress through a specialist means no risk of damage, something your local dry cleaner cannot guarantee. Giving your dress to a dry cleaner could mean the gown ends up in contact with other garments or chemicals that melt beadwork or otherwise damage the fabric. Your wedding dress specialist inspects your gown, applies pre-stain and stain treatments as needed, and ensures the dress is completely free of organic stains that will cause yellowing over time. Additionally, you get to inspect the dress before it is placed in the acid-free box.
The decision to preserve your wedding dress will cost around $200--money well-spent, yes?
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.