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.