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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.