Few things are as cherished as a wedding dress. With the careful planning that goes into selecting the perfect dress, many brides choose to heirloom their dress as a keepsake. A properly preserved wedding dress preserves the dream of passing it down to a daughter or close family friend.
While a gown may be worn just one day, and may not appear soiled, it will require careful cleaning. Hidden soiling includes perspiration and body oils. Long gowns will pick up soil along the hemline and train and very likely, there will be food and beverage spills. Some stains, which are not immediately visible, will develop with age through oxidation causing discoloration, fabric weakness and damage to the gown.
Our wedding dress specialists carefully examine every gown, establishing the most suitable method of cleaning. Inspections are made ata every stage of the cleaning and preservation process. Each wedding dress receives special and individual handling, with attention given to every detail.
In preparation for long-term storage, every wedding dress brought to a Prestige Preservation affiliate is inspected to determine the best method of stain removal to properly clean your cherished garment. Red wine, oil and other stains can be removed using our proprietary pre-spotting techniques. Beading and fabrics are appropriately and safely cared for.
After meticulous cleaning by our wedding dress specialists, your gown is carefully packaged with acid-free tissue in our exclusive acid-free storage box.
Our newly designed MuseumStyle™ storage boxes feature state of the art moisture and oxygen control technology. Traditional wedding dress storage boxes do not protect or guarantee against oxidation or "yellowing" of the gown. Our advanced system guarantees your gown will not yellow or oxidize, retaining its value and preserving it for years to come.
Your dress is carefully sealed in an acid-free inner box that controls humidity. The oxygen is purged and replaced with an inert gas, virtually making oxidation impossible.
Our sealed packaging allows viewing of your gown and veil at any time, while protecting your gown from mold, mildew, insect damage and oxidation. The inner box is placed in a durable long-term storage chest for additional safety.
Our advanced preservation system guarantees that your dress will remain as beautiful as the day it was worn down the aisle.