Wedding Dress Cleaning
and Preservation

Town Center Cleaners offers the finest quality care and attention in bridal gown cleaning and preservation. Our fully trained team have over 20 years’ experience in handling bridal gowns from the moment it enters the store to and leaves the store. We do all our own cleaning and preservation - meaning it does not leave the store to be handled by a third party.

We offer 3 main inter-related services – press only, clean and press and clean, press and preserve.

  • Pressing - We hand steam press each inch and layer of a wedding dress to make them look prestine and flawless for the big day.
  • Clean & Press - This option is for those who do not know exactly what they will be doing with their dress or for those who plan to sell their dress. This Clean & Press service is to remove all stains from setting into the fabric. Special Muslin garment bags can be purchased for temporary closet storage.
  • Clean, Press & Preserve - This is where we clean and press your dress, call you to come and view our work and then we can preserve in one of two boxing systems for long term storage to maintain the integrity of the dress.

    • Acid Free box - One time boxing option, where we vacuum seal your dress into an acid free coated bag and box.
    • Muslin Cloth box - A more newer technique. Reusable in the sense that we cover the dress in muslin fabric and then box. You can open the box to view your dress and recover again yourself.

Pease visit Sunny and Maxi in store to get a personalized pricing plan and so they can answer any other questions you may have regarding this process.

Our Process

At Town Center Cleaners, we love playing a small part in the biggest moments of our customers’ lives. That’s why our wedding gown preservation experts take their job so seriously. Whether you have an heirloom gown you want restored for your daughter (or yourself!) or you’ve decided it’s time to preserve your already-worn wedding dress, our professionals are here to help–and to make sure the job is done to top-quality standards.

What Makes Preservation Different From Regular Cleaning?

Wedding dress preservation is about far more than just dry-cleaning a white dress and folding it into an attractive box. When we begin the process, we’ll first inspect the dress for any stains, spots, or imperfections that need to be removed, from red wine to invisible sugar stains that brown as they age. After all stains are removed, our experts will reinforce any weakened seams, carefully reattach loose adornments like sequins or pearls, and make sure your gown looks as good as new.

The Cleaning

Wedding dress cleaning is an entire process in itself. Wedding gown preservation specialists use a variety of different wet and dry cleaning methods depending on the fabric and needs of each particular gown. We specialize in wet cleaning, using our proprietary environmentally-friendly, non-toxic surfactants and crystal-clear purified water. Every step of the way, our professionals will ensure that your gown is treated with the gentleness and care it deserves. The cleaners we use prevent fading or bleeding of dye and preserve crisp, bright color that almost make your dress look better than new.

of the Future

Your gown will be thoroughly cleaned from the bodice to the very last sequin or jewel on the train. It will then be carefully folded into an acid-free, museum-quality box designed to prevent yellowing and keep your dress looking brand new for years–so if you want to pass your gown on to your daughter, niece, or other family member down the road, it will be even more pristine than you remember it.

When to

The sooner after your wedding that you have your gown preserved, the more likely it is that our preservation experts will be able to identify and remove every stain. Older, set-in stains are more difficult to deal with. With that said, you’re probably safe waiting until after the honeymoon to deal with preserving your dress. If you know that your dress has been damaged in some way while you were wearing it, it doesn’t hurt to ask a trusted friend or family member deliver it us for you.

Handling Your
Preserved Dress

So, once your dress is preserved, can you still show it off? Of course you can! We recommend handling your dress with care, of course. Ideally, you’ll only touch the dress while wearing clean cotton gloves (if those aren’t available, wash your hands thoroughly first). The oils from your skin can cause yellowing after repeated handling. If you’ve preserved other items and accessories–like your garter, shoes, or jewelry along with the dress, take the time to ask your preservationist what the best methods for handling those items are after they’ve been cleaned and packaged.

You spent so much time choosing the perfect dress, and we understand that the memories you’ll forever associate with it are worth far more than the price you paid for the gown itself. So don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns about the gown preservation process. We’ll give you an overview of what to expect along with a quote when you bring the dress in for a specialist to examine; that’s a great time to make sure you feel confident that the service you’ll receive meets or exceeds your expectations, and that you know exactly what to expect along the way.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one clothes cleaning solution, you have plenty of options to call or stop by and see us. Contact Town Center Cleaners today!