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.
Nervous about selecting a wedding dress cleaner for your beloved gown? Don’t be. The Association of Wedding Dress Specialists will give your gown the care it needs to achieve its highest resale value, or to be cleaned and preserved for a future daughter to love.
Want to know why we recommend them so highly? Here are our 5 top reasons:
They are true experts
An Association member will clean your gown to standard museum-quality practices. They’ll also give you a free consultation on your gown and advice on cleaning both visible and invisible stains.
They’re industry recognized
More than 70 different designers sew Association of Wedding Gown Specialists care instructions into their wedding gowns. See the full list of designer who recommend the Association here.
They’ve been awarded in blind testing
National Bridal Service did blind testing of four national preservation companies and proved that the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists preservation was the cleanest, provided the safest packaging, and offered the most comprehensive guarantee. See the full results here.
Through a donation to Carbonfund.org, the Association offsets all carbon emissions resulting from cleaning and preserving your gown. (Even including your travel to the Specialist near you!)
They offer a written guarantee
Each member of the Association honors the written guarantee of other members. So you can bring your wedding gown preservation to any member to have your gown inspected and pressed at no charge.
And, as if you needed any more reasons, The Association is currently offering PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com users a $35 discount on all cleaning, alteration and pressing services. Register for the discount here. And feel confident that your gown is in expert hands!