Wedding Gown Cleaning & Preservation
Bridal gown preservation and wedding gown restoration are our specialties. We clean gowns according to standard museum quality practices, and preserve them according to their standards.
Five Star Wedding Gown Specialists offer free consultations for evaluating the condition of your new bridal gown, your couture gown, your family gown, or your vintage wedding dress. Ask about free pressing for your wedding day and free pick-up and delivery. We can also pack your destination wedding gown so that you can safely travel with your wedding dress.
Caring for Your Gown After the Wedding
Most brides want to preserve their dress as a keepsake, perhaps for their own daughter to wear on another special day. Experts at the International Fabricare Institute, the worldwide association of professional dry cleaners and launderers, recommend cleaning your dress before storage. The dress may contain invisible stains caused by various foods and beverages, as well as perspiration and body oils. These will later appear as permanent yellow stains if not properly cared for in cleaning. During the one-on-one consultation, we will go over any spills, stains or repairs needed, including bead work or tears. Point out any stains or spills to us. We will expertly remove these stains if at all possible and clean and refresh the entire gown before preservation.
Wedding Gown Preservation
Preserve your wedding gown with a MuseumCare™ preservation and turn the memory of your special day into an heirloom. Perhaps someday your daughter or granddaughter will walk down the aisle wearing the same bridal gown that meant so much to you. Keep your bridal gown in the family the right way with the gown preservation service you can trust! Our thoroughness and attention to detail guarantee great results. For example: Free Evaluation: We will gladly give you a free consultation and estimate for the care of your family heirloom.
We hand treat and clean each family gown individually — never in combination with any other bridal dresses or family heirlooms. We take every precaution to protect delicate beads, embroidery, and lace during the cleaning process.
Anti-Sugar Stain Treatment
Spills containing sugar, salt, and acid often dry clear and cannot be seen. These latent stains do not dissolve during ordinary dry cleaning and turn an ugly brown over time. Our unique anti-sugar stain treatment, featured in “Modern Bride” and “Bride’s”, ensures that all sugar, salt, and acid — seen or unseen — is removed.
Personal Inspection Available
You may arrange to inspect your bridal or other family gown before your gown preservation is completed. Environmentally-Pure, Lasting Protection: Vacuum or plastic seals and other materials can damage wedding gowns. Your family or bridal gown is layered with acid-free tissue and carefully folded into an acid-free, museum quality, archival wedding chest.
Return your gown when it is to be worn again to any participating Certified Wedding Gown Specialist™ who will inspect and press the gown at no charge. A blind test of four nationally-known bridal gown preservation services conducted by National Bridal Service proved our MuseumCare™ gown preservation was cleanest, provided the safest museum quality packaging environment, and offered the most comprehensive guarantee. You can trust us to give your special wedding or family gown the individual care and attention it deserves. And, with every pre-paid wedding gown preservation, Five Star Wedding Gown Specialists will press your gown free of charge before the wedding!
For many brides, the stress of planning a wedding over a period of months can result in some weight loss or gain before the wedding finally arrives. Many brides find that last minute alterations are needed right before the wedding. We can assist you with last minute alterations for the perfect fit, before pressing and delivering your gown on your wedding day. Does your entire wedding party need alterations, just let us know in advance and canapés will be served during the fitting. Five Star Wedding Gown Specialists offer expert alterations for your wedding gown and wedding party.
Wedding Parties~Quinceanera~Debutante Gowns
Rely on us to clean and heirloom your beautiful quinceañera and debutante gowns, too. After your party, we’ll clean and carefully pack your lovely gown so that it stays picture-perfect. And what better way to store your tiara and treasured Quiñce accessories!
Christening ~ Communion Gowns
Five Star Wedding Gown Specialists can also clean, preserve and restore Christening gowns and First Communion dresses. If the gown is a family heirloom that time has yellowed and stained, call us about restoring your gown. We specialize in restoring gowns to true color without damage to delicate fabrics. We can remove stains and discoloration that ordinary dry cleaning can’t.
Couture Gowns & Clothing
Five Star Wedding Gown Specialists have the expertise to clean and preserve valuable couture clothing. Our knowledge of fine fabrics, clothing construction, and garment details will ensure that your couture clothing will receive the best care possible, and preserve your wardrobe investment.