about Gown Preservation
Who is she?
Who will be the next to wear your
wedding gown? Your daughter or your granddaughter, your cousin, your
daughter-in-law or even your grand-daughter-in-law? Preserve your special
bridal gown for her -- the right way -- with a true gown preservation.
What is true gown preservation?
of your gown includes:
- hand cleaning with special chemicals to remove visible
- thorough cleaning in a solvent bath.
- unique anti-sugar
stain treatment featured in Modern Bride and Bride's.
environmentally-pure, museum quality, lasting protection of acid-free tissue,
an acid-free polypropylene window
for viewing treasured
memories, and an acid-free, museum quality archival wedding chest
Why are sugar, salt and acid important?
gown spills such as soda, wine and cake (many times caused by a guest and
unnoticed by the bride) contain sugar and often dry without leaving a visible
mark. Sugar is not dissolved during ordinary dry cleaning and caramelizes over
time into ugly brown stains. Salt, too, from perspiration or food can remain
behind after ordinary dry cleaning and literally eat the fabric of the bridal
gown. Ordinary boxes and tissue are heavy in acid, which also damages fabric.
Ordinary boxes actually yellow and "burn" gowns. After a few years there will
be dark brown streaks wherever the fabric was in contact with the box or
When should I preserve my family bridal, communion, or
christening gown and where should I keep it?
All family wedding,
communion, or christening gowns should be treated with the true gown
preservation process as soon as possible after the wedding before stains can
set and sugar begins to caramelize. Do not keep bridal or family gowns in
plastic bags - plastic emits fumes that yellow the gown - and never store
wedding or family gowns in the attic or basement where there are extreme
changes in temperature and/or humidity.
What is my guarantee?
You receive a written 100%
international guarantee against sugar stains or yellowing of bridal or family
gowns. When your bridal or family gown is to be worn again, your gown will be
inspected and pressed by any participating Wedding Gown Specialist at no
Endorsed by the Association of Bridal
A Member of
The American Institute for the
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Objects