Your wedding gown is one of your most precious possessions. it is a symbol of one of the most important events in your life, as such, shuld be treated and cleaned with special care.
Preserving Wedding Dresses and Evening Gowns
Many brides want to preserve their dress as a keepsake. We recommend that you have us clean the dress before storage in order to prevent future discolouration within the Sealed Presentation Box.
Special Care Instructions
The dress may have invisible stains from food, beverages, and body oil. If these stains are not properly cleaned, they may become permanent. It is important to point out any visible stains or spills to us before cleaning and to inform us of any attempt that was made at on-the-spot cleaning. Most wedding gowns have some sort of decorative trim. Again, it is important to inspect these trims with us prior to cleaning; since many trims are not made to withstand the dry cleaning process. For example, many beads, glitter, sequins, and laces are attached to gowns with adhesives that dissolve during dry cleaning. Some beads and glitter made of plastics or covered with surface coatings that are not solvent-resistant. In many cases, the trim becomes separated from the dress or altered in some way. In some cases, decorative trims yellow as their finishes oxidize. The Care Label Rule clearly states that wearing apparel, such as wedding gowns, must have a care label that provides a viable care method. The care label covers all component parts of the gown, including all decorative trim. Gowns that fail to withstand the care products on the label should be returned to the retailer of an adjustment.
Restoration of Delicate and Antique Gowns
At Orleans Dry Cleaners and SuedeMaster, we understand restoration of delicate and antique materials. If you are wearing an heirloom gown, allow plenty of time for professional cleaning as well as any alterations that may be necessary. Because many fabrics naturally yellow with age, you should check th egown carefully for any discolouration. Yellowing can be overcome IF the gown can be carefully WET-Cleaned.
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