BRIDAL SPECIALIST

Bridal Specialist

Wedding Dress Cleaning & More in Sydney

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Your local bridal gown specialists

Quality Dry Cleaners is your local bridal gown specialists. We have been providing cleaning, preservation and restoration services to textile conservators since 1994 when we started offering our services and archival products to the public. We have a department dedicated solely to cleaning bridal, christening, communion and social gowns. Quality Dry Cleaners uses solvents and wet-cleaning methods developed especially for cleaning fragile textiles and gowns with beads, sequins and glued-on ornamentation that cannot be safely cleaned with perchloroethylene (a common solvent used by dry cleaners). We use state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including custom-made devices exclusively used by Quality Dry Cleaners. 
After picture of our wedding dress cleaning services in Sydney

Quality and caring

We carefully inspect and prepare your bridal gown before cleaning, and a number of procedures are followed before the cleaning process begins. We check for age spots, wear areas, any areas that need repair, loose buttons or beads, open seams, tears, damaged zippers etc.

Beads and other fancy and delicate trims are tested to ensure none are damaged during the cleaning process. We remove, reinforce or cover buttons, so they don’t become damaged during cleaning. Your gown is then professionally spotted and gently cleaned by itself in a crystal-clear solution for a brief period. It is checked again and, if necessary, it is spotted once more and then skilfully hand finished. Any other final changes, such as repairs, re-sewing delicate or fancy trimmings and uncovering buttons are done during this time. We then perform another complete inspection of your gown to ensure that it is in perfect shape and ready for long-term storage.

Your gown is cushioned with a special acid-free tissue to help maintain the designers’ delicate design. It is then carefully folded and wrapped in a special, 100 percent cotton liner before it is placed in a museum-quality, acid-free storage box. That box is then wrapped in another special, 100 percent cotton outer cover. 
This outside cover is optional; however, our cleaners include this added protection as part of their Exclusive Bridal Gown Preservation Process. You also receive a Bridal Gown Preservation Certificate.

We preserve items as well as clean and restore them

Types of preservation

It is very important that you keep your preserved gown in a cool, dry place. Do not store it in the attic or basement. The attic heat could promote yellowing and the basement dampness can cause mildew. When you wish to inspect your gown, be sure your hands and the surrounding surfaces are clean. 

It is best to clean and preserve your gown right after the wedding. Over time, stains become more difficult to remove so the sooner it has properly cleaned and preserved, the better results you will have. Unprotected, your gown will fade and yellow. Eventually, it can deteriorate and become brittle in spotsQuality Dry Cleaners’ museum-quality storage methods use the only materials that meet the specifications used by textile conservators and major museums. 

Materials, such as boxes, are solidly blue, grey, tan or white on both the interior and exterior. They are completely free from acids, lignin and other metallic or sulphide impurities. The tissues we use are pure white and are made from flax fibre, completely acid-free and heavily buffered. An un-buffered tissue with a neutral pH is used for wool or silk textiles. This method of storage provides long-term stability while still providing access for managing the textile, giving the customer complete quality control over the ageing process.
We currently offer three types of preservation (storage) methods:
-Museum-quality storage archive box and folding methods
-Acid-free, quality storage box and folding methods
-Museum-quality muslin hanging storage method (MUSLIN 400U)
wedding dress and bride holding white bouquet

Services

  • Hand clean your precious wedding gown, eveningwear and other delicate garments with our Deluxe Service
  • Complimentary pickup and delivery within Sydney from your Hotel, residence or workplace
  • Complementary courier service for interstate clients
  • Custom-made preservation box (heirloom preservation) for all types of gowns

Prices

Factors that will influence the final price include:
  • Restoration requirements, including the replacement of beads or repairs along hemline
  • Crystals, sequins, beads or jewellery embellishments
  • Type of fabric
  • Degree of harsh staining, including dirt along hemline, food/alcohol or self-tanning product
  • Type of preservation box recommended or requested by bride

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