For many people, their wedding is the biggest day of their lives and they want to preserve those memories. Wedding dresses are a big investment, and it’s important to have your gown professionally cleaned in order to preserve it as a keepsake for years to come.
The Press Gallery is Edmonton’s premier dry cleaner. We specialize in the expert cleaning and preservation of wedding dresses and other intricate wear.
Here are a few facts about wedding dress preservation that you should know:
Cleaning a wedding dress is a more complicated process than regular dry cleaning.
When you bring your wedding dress into our west Edmonton location, our expert cleaners will inspect the gown to determine the level of staining and assess the type of details on the dress such as lace, beading, and embroidery. All of these factors will determine the method for cleaning, and will be determining factors for cost.
The longer that stains have to set, the harder it is to remove them.
Time is of the essence when it comes to cleaning your wedding wear in order to return it to its best condition for storage. Stains that have had time to set into the fabric can be harder to remove, and require more care and attention than stains that are fresh. There are also stains that you may not be able to see on the fabric until time has taken its course, and these stains can cause permanent yellowing or discolouration if not treated immediately. Make sure you bring your dress in to be cleaned as soon as possible!
Preserving a wedding dress is more than just cleaning; it includes repair as well.
Sometimes to get a gown to look its best it requires more than just a thorough clean. The Press Gallery’s in-house tailor provides restoration and repair to lightly damaged fabrics. With a little extra love, we can fix those loose stitches and reattach that lace so that your dress looks as good as the day you bought it.
Our elegant wedding preservation techniques ensure that your dress will remain a keepsake for generations to come.
The Press Gallery offers a preservation technique that matches the services used by leading curated collections worldwide – from the Metropolitan Museum to the Smithsonian. We have 4 different options for preservation: a muslin bag for easy hanging, a slinky box for sleek and simple gowns, a gold box with a window lid to view your gown, and an archival box for larger more extravagant gowns.
It’s not just about the bride’s gown.
Let The Press Gallery be a part of your big day. Call us at (780) 497–7377 or visit us at our west Edmonton location at 17511 107 Avenue NW to book your wedding dress cleaning and preservation services. Contact us for more information!