Wedding Gown Cleaning & Preservation
I Do Wedding Boston offers wedding gown cleaning and preservation after your big day. I Do Brides receive a $25 off certificate for this service.
Wedding Gown Preservation Company was founded in 1913 by Sara and Joseph Schapiro in Endicott, New York. Sara and Joseph specialized in the preservation and alteration of wedding gowns. Together, they created the family formula which is still in use today. WGP are now a third generation family-owned business operated by the Schapiro family. They have had generations of brides preserve their gowns with us.
WGP’s cleaning methods have been proven and recognized by the International Fabric Institute as the best methods in the gown preservation industry. WHP pride themselves in the highest standard of quality and care of bridal gowns in cleaning and preservation
We're all about flexibility and convenience, so we are offering a couple ways to go about next steps.
1. Preservation kit may be shipped straight to your home with instructions on how to send to preservation (we promise it's super simple). Two-way UPS shipping between Wedding Gown Preservation Company and your home (continental US) is included for no additional cost.
We have several different processes that are used for cleaning. Each gown is evaluated upon its arrival and the best cleaning process for that particular gown is used. All of our processes are safe, gentle and environmentally safe. Your gown is then fitted on an acid-free bust form and packed in our acid-neutral preservation chest. Please note shoulder pads and bust pads must be removed as they could cause damage to the gown over time. They will be wrapped in tissue paper and packed underneath your gown.
We are able to remove approximately 95% of all stains – including tar, blood, perspiration, grass, mud, grease, and food, being the most common, as well as any sugar stains from cake icing, wine and other beverages.
The gown will be shipped in a display case with a window. You will be able to view your gown and veil. Any other items will be positioned at the bottom of the window, where possible, or packed underneath your dress.
You may also send items such as your veil, headpiece, gloves, garter, moneybag, handkerchief, slip, flower girl gown, etc. Additional fees may apply.
Wedding Gown Preservation Company prides itself on having a highly trained staff that can handle most repairs for a nominal fee. Please note on your paperwork if you would like a call with a repair quote.
Please allow 4-10 weeks to receive your gown back to be assured that your gown receives the individual attention it deserves.
YES! We provide a 100 year guarantee against caramelized sugar stains or yellowing. If at anytime your gown is found to have yellowed or has caramelized stains we will reprocess the gown at no additional cost. If reprocessing is found to be unsuccessful we will refund the preservation cost. REMEMBER: Never store your gown in the attic or basement.
Once you have your kit, you simply fill out the enclosed Pre-Paid order form, use the materials provided to pack up your gown, and attach the Pre-Paid Ground shipping label. Please Note: An adult signature will be required when your gown is delivered back to you. This is done for the protection of your gown.
No, Wedding Gown Preservation Company will handle all the cleaning of your gown to ensure a proper preservation.