After you've planned the perfect wedding day for months, or
even years, it's easy to overlook the few details that come
after you say I do. One of those is having your gown perserved.
While it seems as easy as dropping the dress off at the dry
cleaners, there is more to gown cleaning and preservation
than most brides are aware.
At Forever Treasured we provide our clients
with the latest and best methods of gown preservation. Our
high standards are equaled only by leading museums. We spot
remove, clean and perserve each clients gown by hand with
the finest preservation material on the market today.
Our company is not a dry cleaner or a cleaning
assembly line we are preservation specialists and we clean
each gown as if it were our own.
So what makes Forever
Treasured different for a dry cleaner?
- First we spot clean your
entire gown inside and out, to remove stains, oils and soil.
- Then we perform our specialized
wet cleaning process individually based on the age, color
and fabric of your gown. Because we want to ensure that
the lace, pearls, sequins, and beads on you gown will not
melt, discolor, or be damaged in anyway, we use the gentlest,
safest, nontoxic, environmentally safe solutions to clean
the gown from head to toe inside and out. (In rare cases
gowns may be cleaned chemically) Since each gown is unique,
we use a combination of cleaning techniques suited to the
special needs of each gown. No two gown are treated the
- Next, we air dry your
wedding gown to protect the beads and sequins from harm
- After pressing we place
the gown in our specially designed, archival, museum preservation
box which is acid free, lignan free and buffered. Care is
taken to fully stuff the gown with tissues with each fold
so permenant creases do not occur over time. Each wedding
accesory is also individually wrapped in preservation tissue.
- When the preservation
process is completed, the boxed gown is shown to you for
final approval. Each gown is occompanied with detailed instructions
for future care. We will also explain the dos and donts
of storing this treasured wedding momento.
Why not take my wedding
gown to the neighborhood dry cleaners?
- Having your wedding gown elaborately preserved
may seem like an extravagance, but no bride wants to open
her gown 5 or 10 years later and find it yellow, brittle,
and still stained.
- While a dry cleaner may be less expensive,
few truely understand how to perserve a wedding gown to
last for years to come. Most will not guarantee the condition
of beads and sequins because standard toxic dry cleaning
chemicals have been known to cause discoloration, melt the
pearls and glue used to affix these intricate details, and
fray aged threads on heirloom gowns.
- In addition, beware of "hermetic
ceiling" which means the storage box is covered and
sealed in plastic, this method often allows moisture to
be trapped in the chamber, which becomes a breeding ground
for mold and mildew. As a final step, dry cleaners will
often spray your gown with protective sealant, which is
not recommended by museum textile conservators.
In the end, you spent
so much time finding the perfect gown, why not take the time
and care to make sure it will remain as stunning as the day
you walked down the aisle.
Gown Hand Cleaned, Pressed and Preserved
Including Hat or Veil
or Heirloom Wedding Gown (25 years
or older) Hand Cleaned, Pressed and Preserved
including Hat or Veil
Veil (Floor Length
|Shawl or Wrap