Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation
What to Know before your Big Day
Weddings, and wedding dresses, are more expensive than ever. These days, one can hardly imagine paying as little as £400 for a wedding dress even though most of us would suffer an acute case of sticker shock upon learning that we had to pay such an exorbitant amount for any other article of clothing not made of genuine leather or flecked with gold. With wedding dresses, a price in the four- to five-digit range is increasingly the norm, which means that you are committing not only to a very expensive dress but also a potentially valuable heirloom or collectible which must be cared for accordingly.
As a bride-to-be, it is important to think decades beyond your wedding day and make arrangements now to have your dress professionally cleaned and preserved so that it will still be in the same unspoiled condition in your old age as on the day you walked down the aisle.
When to have your Wedding Dress cleaned and why
When making plans to have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved, consider not only the quality of the service but also the timing. Ideally, you will want to have your wedding dress cleaned within one month of your wedding day. While there are few, if any, hazardous conditions present in a traditional religious wedding ceremony, the reception which follows is an entirely different matter. Think of your wedding dress as an artefact in a museum: if they go untreated, seemingly small and inconsequential food or wine stains or even greasy hand or fingerprints have the potential to cause significant and often irreversible damage to such a fine material over time.
Accidents do happen, so when your wedding dress is collected by your chosen cleaning and preservation service, be sure to point out all stains that you are aware of so that they can be treated appropriately before the full dress cleaning is done.
Wedding Dress Preservation techniques
While the cleaning of the dress is an important part of the process, the preservation is equally important. For most wedding dress fabrics, it is wise to opt for the museum-quality preservation method and have the dress stored in an acid-free preservation box which will protect the dress from moisture and prevent yellowing. A service which performs the cleaning in-house is generally a wiser choice than one which sends it to a separate cleaner, and in any case, never expect a rush job. Haste makes waste!
At Dulais wedding dress cleaning, we are renowned for being at the very cutting edge and forefront of bridal wear care and we are committed to protecting our position as the best in the business. Which means you know that your cherished dress will be treasured now and for generations to come. We treat every dress as unique, whether it’s classic or contemporary, modern or vintage, hand-painted or handmade. Every cleaning process should be unique also, so here at Dulais, our highly trained technicians treat every dress as an individual, creating a bespoke cleaning process for your gown and your gown only.
Our techniques are painstaking, time-consuming, and highly successful, which is why our brides tell their friends about us, building our reputation through word of mouth alone. We are also used and recommended by some of the country’s most reputable wedding dress retailers and consultants within the bridal industry.
We provide first class, high quality professional wedding dress cleaning and preservation services for brides in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. For as little as £90, we will collect your wedding dress at a time that is convenient to you and return your fully cleaned and preserved dress in a beautiful acid-free tissue paper box. By entrusting the care of your wedding dress to us, you can rest assured that your dress will look just as beautiful 50 years from now as when you wore it on your wedding day.
To learn more about our service and to receive an estimate, call us today on 01661 820700 or visit the Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning website today.