Wedding Gown Specialists – Preserve Your Gown
In an instant, your big day is over, but your wedding dress, if properly preserved, will last forever for you to treasure. It may even be worn by a future bride in your family. Even if you aren’t sure whether you want to preserve your gown, getting your wedding dress cleaned is essential. Although these gowns are only worn for one day, they can acquire significant soiling from champagne, frosting, and dirt, not to mention perspiration from dancing the night away.
Professional wedding dress cleaning is necessary even if you don’t see any visible stains. Sugar from the cake might not be visible to the naked eye, but if allowed to remain on the gown, it will turn brown over time. Other unseen stains will oxidize over time and turn an unsightly yellow. Fortunately, you can avoid these problems by requesting professional wedding gown cleaning from our experienced team.
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Preparing the Wedding Dress for Cleaning and Preservation
Brides tend to wait until after the honeymoon to hand over their dress to the dry cleaner, but by then, the stains may have set in. It is advisable to hand over the dress for cleaning and preservation early to avoid more damage. Read the cleaning instructions on the label on the dress before handing it over to the cleaners. Try not to wrap the dress in plastic; it could trap moisture, leading to mold and mildew growth. Don’t hang the dress on an ordinary hanger, as the weight of the wedding dress will stretch and distort the fabric. Hang it on a plastic or padded hanger. Above all, don’t try cleaning the stains on your own. You may end up damaging the fabric or staining the dress even more.
Sparkle Cleaners is known to offer the best dry cleaning services in the area, and it is recognized by brides as Tucson’s best wedding gown specialist. We offer a full suite of wedding dress cleaning and preservation services.
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Wedding Dress Cleaning & Pressing
This service is perfect for before or after your wedding – or both, in some cases! Your dress will be cleaned, pressed, and packaged on a hanger. This service is best for resale, wearing again, donating, or if you’re not sure what’s next for your dress. Bridal dresses represent a significant financial investment, and many brides and their families want to store and protect their dresses for future generations.
We understand the importance of restoring and preserving your bridal dress. It’s a major step that should not be taken without careful consideration. You can trust us to give your dress the very special care it deserves. Our wedding dress cleaning processes are safe for all dress types, both young and old. We start with a thorough inspection of your gown to determine the cleanability of your dress as well as the extent of the current damage (if any) from the wedding day. We look for loose threads, damaged or missing beading, holes and tears, and soiling prior to beginning our thorough wedding gown cleaning process.
Wedding Gown Preservation
Our wedding dress preservation process includes wedding gown cleaning and wedding gown preservation. Your dress will be given a special anti-sugar treatment to prevent caramelized sugar stains.
Our goal is to return your wedding dress to you looking as fresh and new as possible. After the wedding dress is cleaned, it is steamed and pressed. A preserved wedding gown is packed in a wedding chest (preservation box) that is a protective package displaying the cleaned and preserved product.
Use of correct packaging materials guarantees the longevity and life of your gown. All the storage materials used at Sparkle Cleaners are clean and completely acid-free. After the wedding dress cleaning process, the dress is wrapped in acid-free paper or muslin. The wrapped dress is then placed in an acid-free or pH-neutral preservation box that allows air circulation, allowing the gown to breathe and adjust to the changing temperatures.
This wedding dress cleaning and preservation process protects the dress from oxidation and caramelized sugar stains, ensuring its brilliance for years to come! It’s best to store your preserved wedding dress in a cool, dry environment without light.
Wedding Dress Press Services
Before the wedding, your dress will be hand-steamed and/or pressed to rid the dress of wrinkles and creases from manufacturing, sampling, alterations, and shipping. This service should be performed before the big day to ensure that your dress looks as beautiful as when it was brand new.
Wedding Gown Alterations & Repairs
We can take care of any type of mending and alterations, including complete wedding gown resizing and dress style modifications. Our experienced seamstresses are trained in the care of all types of wedding gowns, including top of the line couture labels!
To look your absolute best in a wedding gown, you’ll undoubtedly need some wedding gown alterations, especially if you have purchased your wedding dress online or from a consignment store. We are experienced in wedding dress fitting, minor repairs, and hand detail work such as Swarovski crystals, bead work, sequins, tissue silks, and other fine accompaniments, so you know your gown will be done right for your special day.
Sparkle Cleaners’ vintage dress restoration service is second to none. Our creative staff can modernize vintage gowns through reconstruction or re-styling, so heirloom gowns can be worn for generations. We can even provide alterations for bridesmaids’ dresses, flower girl dresses, and mother of the bride dresses.
Contact Us For Wedding Dress Cleaning & Related Services
Prompt wedding dress cleaning and preservation services are important to prevent stains from setting in. Visit any of our 14 Sparkle Cleaners locations and one of our friendly customer service representatives will assist you with your wedding gown preservation needs. If you have any specific questions about wedding gown alterations or other services, please contact us. We’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
For ALL dress services, visit ANY of our 14 retail locations and a customer service representative will assist you.