A&A  Prestige Cleaners

 


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Wedding Gowns

Your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life and a day for keeping memories that you will cherish forever.

Your wedding gown should receive the same care and safekeeping as your memories.

A & A Prestige Cleaners can clean your gown to its original beauty and store it for future generations.

Wearing Your Mother’s Gown
It is a special honor for many brides to be able to wear an heirloom bridal gown on their wedding day. But sometimes these gowns may need some individual attention and color restoration before the wedding.

A & A Prestige Cleaners hand cleans your special gown, reinforces the seams, and reattaches any beads and other embellishments where needed. To prevent any damage to the fabric or dye, only an environmentally safe solution is used to clean the perspiration and other stains. Even if your family gown is poorly preserved, we can restore it, replacing missing fabric and ornamentation. In many cases, your gown can be restored to its exact, original beauty.

Preserving Memories
Bridal gowns represent a significant financial investment, and many brides and their families want to store and protect their gowns for future generations. We understand the importance of preservation and restoration better than most. And we can protect and preserve your gown for the next generation of brides. Let A & A Prestige Cleaners help preserve your wedding gown and your memories.

Trusting the important task of preserving and restoring your bridal gown is a major step, and one that should not be taken without some careful considerations. Whether you entrust your gown to Prestige Cleaners or someone else, consider these critical points:

• Traditional dry cleaning methods can destroy many of the decorative trims on wedding gowns. We use Environmentally friendly, gentle cleaning methods to help protect against damage to beads, sequins, or other trims.

• Plastic can damage your gown, so never seal it in plastic. Also, make sure that you periodically remove your gown from its storage box and air it out.

• Research box and packaging solutions. Some packaging that claims to be acid-free may only deceive the pH balance by adding harmful alkaline elements to it. After a while, an ordinary box actually yellows and “burns” a gown, leaving dark brown streaks wherever the fabric came in contact with it.

• The box or garment bag should be properly sized. Tissue paper and storage box must be acid-free, and make sure to inspect your gown prior to boxing or sealing.

Preparation and Preservation
Our professional preservation and restoration process includes removal of a variety of stains such as soda, , dry cleaning methods cannot dissolve sugar and it caramelizes over a period of time, turning into unattractive brown stains. Salt from perspiration stains also remains and tends to deteriorate fabric. Prestige Cleaners uses a special formula to dissolve sugar and provide an anti-oxidation treatment. Other body oils and cosmetics are removed at this time as well.

Only when the gown is completely cleaned does the final process of preservation take place. A & A Prestige Cleaners can place your gown in a premium quality box with an acid-free window for viewing. This box is designed so your gown will not shift when stored in any position.

Wedding Day Emergencies
Your wedding day should be perfect. But in case of an emergency, such as a torn seam or a lost button or bead, have your wedding consultant, mother, or maid of honor standing by with an emergency “fix-it “ kit of safety pins and sticky tape.

In case of accidental spills, it is best to leave the stain alone until professional cleaning is possible. If you must do something, dabbing with cool water can clean water-soluble stains such as coffee. Club soda can clean mud, blood, or tea. This type of cleaning is not recommended for silks, rayon, or velvets and their derivatives as water can cause permanent spotting.

Remember, you can always trust A & A Prestige Cleaners to restore and preserve your gown and keep it safe, like the memory of your wedding day.

We Do Even More
New brides often receive linen as wedding gifts. To insure proper care that will make your linens last into the next generation of brides, have them cleaned immediately after use to prevent stains from becoming permanent.

A treasure can be a priceless gift passed from one generation to another. It can be great grandmother’s handcrafted quilt or grandmother’s table linen. At A & A Prestige Cleaners we know how to care for your precious heirlooms. We clean, block, and hand finish your keepsakes. They are  carefully hung or folded. We know how important it is to preserve your special memories and our professional staff cares for your items as if they were our own.

Gift Registry
Include A & A Prestige Cleaners in your gift registry. A gift certificate or monetary contribution to the cleaning and preservation of your gown will be a gift that will be appreciated for years to come.