Wedding Gown Preservation

You have made an investment in your gown and we can assist you in protecting that investment. Kathryn’s Bridal offers wedding gown cleaning and preservation services.

Once your gown arrives at the facility a fabric expert begins a meticulous examination process to identify any trouble areas. While your stain stickers help us identify areas you are concerned with, our experts go much more in depth by using UV light technology to identify invisible stains on your wedding dress that would eventually become unsightly blemishes if left untreated.

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. The unique anti-sugar stain treatment used, featured in Modern Bride and Brides magazine, ensures that all sugar, salt, and acid — seen or unseen — is removed.

Each gown is hand-treated and cleaned individually — never in combination with any other bridal gown. Every precaution is taken to protect delicate beads, embroidery, and lace during the cleaning process.

Additional information such as tears, fabric wear, loose adornments, and other details are included in your gown report card to be addressed during the gown cleaning process.

Environmentally-Pure, Lasting Protection: Vacuum or plastic seals and other materials can damage wedding gowns. Your bridal gown will be layered with acid-free tissue and carefully folded into an acid-free, museum-quality, archival wedding chest with a clear window for viewing.

Please call or email Kathryn’s Bridal for gown cleaning and preservation rates – 815.385.7330.