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, wedding dress cleaning 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 dress cleaning from our experienced team.
At Sparkle Cleaners, recognized by brides throughout the area as Tucson’s Best Wedding Dress Cleaner, we offer a full suite of wedding dress cleaning and preservation services:
Before or After Wedding – 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.
After Wedding – Your dress will be given an anti-sugar treatment to prevent caramelized sugar stains, cleaned, pressed, and packaged in a preservation chest for long term storage. This process protects the dress from oxidation and caramelized sugar stains, ensuring it’s brilliance for years to come! It’s best to store this completed preservation in a cool, dry environment absent light.
Before or After Wedding – It’s a tragedy when a bride-to-be has dreamt of wearing her mother’s or grandmother’s wedding gown, only to find that it has yellowed with age or was boxed without proper cleaning and seems unwearable. Sparkle Cleaners wedding dress restoration service can make a bride-to-be’s dream of wearing an heirloom wedding gown come true.
Before 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 it was brand new.
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 preserving and restoring 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 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 the level of soil your gown currently displays prior to cleaning.
We can take care of any minor mending, complete wedding gown resizing and modifying the dress styling. Our experienced seamstresses are trained in the care of everyday wear as well as 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, 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 Cleaner’s Vintage Dress Restoration Service is second to none. Our creative staff can modernize vintage gowns through re-construction, or re-styling so heirloom gowns can be worn for generations. Sparkle specializes in wedding dress care and alterations, as well as bridesmaids’ dresses, flower girl dresses, quinceañera dresses, communion dresses, christening gowns, and mother of the bride dresses.
Ready to have your dress cared for? Please visit any of our 15 Sparkle Cleaners locations and one of our customer service representatives will be able to start the process for you. For a list of locations visit our store locator.
If you have any specific questions regarding our wedding gown care processes, please use the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.