Post # 1
Anyone have a recommendation (in the Philly area) where I can have my wedding gown cleaned and preserved? OR- has anyone tried any of those online dress preservation companies where you ship them your dress, and they preserve it and send it back to you? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I’ve done the online shipping one: http://www.gownpreservation.com/.
I looked on their website for local vendors where I could buy the kit, took my gown to one of the local wedding shops, and they packaged and shipped it off for me.
It took the company awhile (~10 weeks), but they did a great job with my dress and I was really pleased. The downside of it was the cost ~$220. This is a non-negociable flat-rate fee that they charge irrespective of how dirty/clean, simple/complicated your gown is.
Post # 5
No problem :o) Good luck and congrats on your marriage!
Post # 6
Wedding dress preservation services can be so expensive. Honestly the thought of sending a dress “somewhere” to have it preserved is kind of scary to me. That being said, we took my daughter’s to the cleaners, had it cleaned and then stored it in this http://www.mybigfatbeautifulwedding.com/Wedding-Dress-Preservation-Bag-p/wgpb.htm The total cost with the bag was $159 that includes the cleaning. Hope this helps. From what I understand, Museums store their fabric/clothing in muslin. My great aunt (a seamstress) told me something about this years ago.
Post # 7
I just bought the kit from David’s Bridal the day I bought my dress. $99, I think? And I think it was marked down to $89, even? I just shove the dress in a box, mail it off to them (prepaid) and get it back all preserved and whatnot. Shrug. Wasn’t sure what else to do with it, ha!