We love everything about wedding dresses! And we know that they need expert care when being cleaned and preserved in order to maintain their true beauty. That’s why we recommend the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. Their members (located worldwide) are trained to handle even the most intricately designed wedding dresses and their careful procedures provides your beloved gown with the attention it needs – and deserves!
When caring for a wedding dress, Association members follow a meticulous process:
Take your gown to any Association member and they’ll give you a free consultation on what’s needed to clean, preserve and (if necessary) repair your gown. They’ll answer any and all questions you have about your dress.
Each gown is carefully inspected by a trained expert to find any damaged threads or loose beading. Then the gown goes through a series of black light test to detect any invisible or obscure stains.
Each wedding dress is hand treated and individually cleaned. Every precaution is taken to ensure delicate beading, lace and embroidery is protected during the process. Association members know that different fibers need different chemicals and procedures and that not all stains can be treated the same. Association members even know how to view stains under magnification to see how deeply the stain is embedded or whether the fiber under the stain is damaged.
If your gown is being preserved, you can personally view and inspect it before it is carefully layered, folded and stored into an acid free archival-quality wedding chest to protect to from exposure to light and air.
It’s always easier to remove a stain soon after wear, so if you’ve just said your I Do’s, it’s smart to have your dress cleaned within a few weeks.