Tips for a perfectly pressed dress and wrinkle-free wedding

To help brides look nothing less than stunning on the big day, Classic Cleaners uses decades of experience combined with the most modern techniques to expertly service wedding gowns. As the only dry cleaning company in the Indianapolis area endorsed by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, we take pride in helping brides celebrate that special day in style – both in the city and elsewhere.

With beautiful local venues like the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Ritz Charles in Carmel, it’s no surprise that people flock to the area to tie the knot. For others, travelling to tropical locales for a destination wedding is more appealing. Understandably, brides-to-be are often concerned about the proper way to care for wedding dresses before the celebration. Sometimes, dresses are folded and placed into boxes for easier transportation, and even for delivery or storage. Gowns stored, even temporarily, in boxes or travel bags are often tightly packed will require pressing to remove wrinkles and creases. With a gentle touch and attention to detail, we carefully de-wrinkle dresses, careful to avoid damage to beading and other special designs.

Here are some tips on caring for your dress before the wedding:
Stuff with tissue paper. To avoid squishing the dress, pack it tightly with acid-free tissue paper.

Choose your method of travel wisely. Traveling by car might be the safest option, but for those traveling by plane, there’s one rule to remember: never check your dress. Bring your gown on the plane with you as a carry-on. Ask a flight attendant to hang it in the first-class closet.

Promptly remove the dress upon arrival. If you’re transporting a dress, regardless of the distance you plan to travel, hang it up as soon as you arrive at your destination. Sometimes, it’s necessary to have the gown pressed by a professional.

Whether it’s before the wedding, or after, our bridal services keep dresses in ready-to-celebrate condition. By staying on top of the latest trends in wedding dress design, we ensure that our team members are trained to properly care for even the most intricately designed gowns. Brides can rest assured knowing that the pros at Classic Cleaners are prepared to handle the last minute touch-ups that make dresses dazzle on the big day.

For these and other tips on traveling with a wedding dress, visit the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists website.