(Closed) Gown Preservation – Help

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you use a gown preservation company?
    Nope. Still dirty and in my closet. : (4 votes)
    57 %
    Nope. Just had it dry-cleaned. : (1 votes)
    14 %
    Yep. Used an online gown preservation company with GREAT results (will recommend company below!) : (0 votes)
    Yep. Used an online gown preservation company but wouldn't do it again. : (2 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 4
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    In a previous life, I had the dress drycleaned, then stored  nicely in a box. I was happy with it, and can tell you that several years later I pulled the dress out to modify it for my upcoming wedding, it was in perfect shape.

    Post # 5
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i would definitely have it perserved, especially if you want to keep it! i dont know about using an online company but a lot of bridal salons can preserve it. it isnt that expensive, $50-75 and is a lot different than drycleaning. they treat is specially to keep the fabric from turning and from decaying. my mom had hers done in 94 and it still looks like brand new!

    Post # 6
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I used WedClean and WOULD NOT recommend them.  I wrote about my experience HERE.  I ended up having to take my dress somewhere else to be cleaned and preserved and they told me the way WedClean handled my gown wasn’t "ethical."  I haven’t gotten my dress back from them, but I will keep everyone posted (and as an FYI I am using the company mentioned towards the end of the thread I posted above).  They used staples in the box to hold my gown to the form figure and they sad that was bad because staples rust and that can damage the gown.  They also saw lots of visible handling marks, which they also said should not have happened.  Additionally, they said the type of box WedClean was passing off as a preservation box was not in fact one and explained why (one of the things was the plastic see thru part, they said the plastic could melt in head and also ruin the dress).   

    P.S. Since I last posted in that other thread, about waiting to hear back, I still CANNOT get in contact with anyone there.  I’ve just let it go at this point, but it’s just so frustrating.  

    Post # 7
    11 posts

    A friend of mine used J. Scheer and Co. and she was very happy with their service. They are very reasonable in price for the work that they do.  And I believe Mrs. Bee also used them. 

    Post # 8
    1 posts

    I used Wedclean and my dress now has a long drip stain in the middle of the dress running 14" long. The stain is faint but definitely noticeable. I was informed by customer service that the cleaning process can bring stains (not noticeable to the naked eye before cleaning) to the surface. I wish I had known that. I read one or two bad reviews about Wedclean but didn’t think I would experience any problems. I’m now stuck with a dress that is stained even after cleaning.


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