Your wedding gown is one of the most valuable clothing items you will own in your lifetime. The memories of that special day are even more valuable, and should receive the utmost care and safekeeping.
Beverly Custom Cleaners offers a range of wedding gown services to help preserve your memories of the past, as well as to keep your garment safe and in good condition for future generations.
Professional Tailoring – Heirloom Gowns – Hand Cleaning
Stain Removal – Preservation – Tips
Beverly Custom Cleaners’ expert staff is on hand to make any alterations necessary for your special gown. We can replace buttons and zippers, and raise or lower hems.
Many brides have the honor of wearing an heirloom wedding gown on their special day. Often, these gowns may need special attention and color restoration before the wedding.
Beverly Custom Cleaners treats all wedding gowns with a special hand cleaning process that uses an environmentally friendly solution to prevent damage. We can restore most gowns to their original condition, even if they have been poorly preserved. Beads and other embellishments are repaired where needed, and seams can be reinforced.
Beverly Custom Cleaners hand treats and cleans each wedding gown individually. We take every precaution to protect delicate beads, embroidery, and lace during the cleaning process.
Wedding gowns are commonly stained by soda, sugar, perspiration and other body oils. These stains often dry clear and cannot be seen. They are not removed by regular dry cleaning processes, and can deteriorate fabrics and cause discoloration if left untreated. Beverly Custom Cleaners uses a unique anti-sugar stain treatment to ensure that these stains – seen or unseen – are removed.
Once your gown has been thoroughly cleaned and restored, the final process of preservation may begin. We can place your gown in a premium quality box to protect it during storage. The specially-designed acid-free box will also prevent your gown from shifting when stored in any position. If you prefer to hang your gown, we can also provide you with a Tyvek garment bag to protect your gown.
Whether you choose Beverly Custom Cleaners or another vendor for your wedding gown needs, you should consider these tips to help keep your gown looking as beautiful as it did on your special day.
Obtain a written guarantee from your chosen cleaner that invisible stains such as perspiration,
sugar and champagne will be completely removed.
Never sign anything that limits a cleaner’s liability from damage to your gown. A company should be responsible for any damage to your gown while it is in their care.
Ask to inspect your wedding gown personally before it is put into the container, which should be a completely acid-free museum quality archival wedding box lined with fabric or acid-free tissue.
Plastic can discolor your gown and encourages mildew. Use only acid-free boxes or bags to store your gown. Make sure that you periodically remove it from its storage box to air it out.
Do not store your bridal gown in the attic or basement where there are extreme changes in temperature or humidity.
For more information about our Wedding Gown Preservation Services, please contact us or stop in.