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Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation

Yale Cleaners Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation

Wedding Dress Cleaning & Restoration

At Yale Cleaners, we understand that your wedding gown isn't just a dress; it's a symbol of love, dreams, and cherished memories. With over 80 years of experience, we specialize in caring for gowns of every style and fabric, ensuring your precious dress remains as stunning as the day you wore it.

From intricate lace to delicate satin, modern wedding gowns combine diverse fabrics and trims that require specialized care. Our certified professionals are dedicated to the art of wedding dress cleaning, pressing, and preservation, providing you with unmatched expertise.

Why should I clean & preserve my wedding gown or other family heirloom?

Your wedding gown, the centerpiece of this magical day, isn't just a dress; it's a symbol of your unique love story. This carefully chosen garment reflects your style, your personality, and your dreams. Preserving it ensures that the memories and emotions woven into its fabric remain as vibrant as the day you walked down the aisle.

But your wedding gown is not just for one day; it can be a cherished family heirloom for generations to come. Wedding gowns, with their delicate fabrics and intricate details, can be vulnerable to the passage of time. Stains, yellowing, and fabric degradation are common issues. Preserving your gown protects it against these natural processes. By preserving it, you create an opportunity to pass down a piece of your own history, love, and style to your children, grandchildren, or other family members. Ensure your love story lives on with Yale's expert wedding dress cleaning and preservation service.

Wedding Dress Preservation Gift Package

Are you looking for the perfect one of a kind bridal shower or wedding gift? Yale Cleaners now offers a wedding dress preservation gift package. Give the gift the lasts a lifetime, preserve her wedding gown. Stop by any Yale Cleaners to purchase.

After The Wedding

After The Wedding

Whether having worn a new gown or an heirloom, most brides want to preserve their gown. We encourage you to have it cleaned as soon as possible following your wedding day. It is very important to get all the stains (seen or unseen) removed before storing the dress. Stains left untreated for an extended period of time are often impossible to remove or can even cause holes to form.

Yale Cleaners Wedding Dress PreservationYale Cleaners Museum-Quality Wedding Dress Preservation Box


When you choose to preserve your gown with Yale Cleaners, we utilize Foster-Stephens' museum-quality heirloom box, a meticulously crafted masterpiece designed with archival, acid-free, lignin-free, and sulfur-free materials. Your cherished dress will be meticulously packaged, with acid-free tissue paper carefully laid on the folds to prevent the formation of set wrinkles. For added protection, Yale Cleaners also includes a muslin cover, providing an additional shield against light, humidity, and other potential contaminants.

Please take note that headpieces, veils, programs, shoulder pads, shoes and bra cups should not be stored inside the preservation box with your dress. This is a crucial step as they can off-gas over time, causing your dress to yellow. If you plan to wear the dress again in the future, a professional alteration shop will replace these cups to ensure a perfect fit.

Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation Process

Yale Cleaners Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation Process - Inspection


Our meticulous inspection process identifies delicate fabrics, loose beadwork, threads, embellishments, and stains. We'll inform you of any concerns and develop a custom cleaning plan for your gown.
Yale Cleaners Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation Process - Cleaning & Restoration

Cleaning & Restoration

Your dress will be cleaned with care using our advanced wet cleaning techniques, which can include our custom-made soak sink for specialized restoration needs. If necessary, we delicately remove metal trim and embellishments for safe cleaning.
Yale Cleaners Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation Process - Hand Finishing

Hand Finishing

Our certified professionals steam and hand-iron every gown, meticulously caring for each intricate element.
Yale Cleaners Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation Process - Packaging


Your gown will be expertly hung and bagged, ready for immediate wear, or preserved for long-term storage in our museum-quality heirloom boxes.

Dress Storage

After Yale has professionally preserved your family's important keepsake, it's essential to store it properly to maintain its pristine condition. Here are some key steps to ensure your preserved gown stays as beautiful as the day you walked down the aisle:

  1. Choose the Right Location: Store your gown in a cool, dry environment. Avoid areas like the attic, basement, kitchen, or laundry room, as these can expose your dress to temperature fluctuations, humidity, and potential contaminants.
  2. Limit Exposure to Light: To prevent fading and deterioration of fabrics, keep your gown away from direct light. Storing it in a dark place, such as a closet or under a bed, is ideal.
  3. Annual Inspection: We recommend taking your dress out of storage once a year, ideally on your anniversary. Hang it up for the day to allow it to air out, and take this opportunity to enjoy the memories. While you're inspecting it, carefully check for any issues that may have arisen. This regular examination ensures any problems can be addressed promptly.
  4. Folding Matters: When repackaging your dress, take care to place the folds in different locations than before. This prevents the formation of set wrinkles.

Remember that proper storage is key to preserving your cherished gown for generations. By following these steps and entrusting your dress to Yale Cleaners, you're ensuring it remains a beautiful and meaningful family heirloom.

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Wedding Dress
Clean & Press$150.00
Preservation Box$100.00
Accessory Box$40.00
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