Classic Cleaners' Wedding Gown Cleaning & Preservation Process: What's it Costs & What to Expect

July 31, 2018
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When you visit us with your wedding gown, we first provide you with a free evaluation, letting you know exactly what to expect from the process.  We encourage you to CALL 317-577-5244 x3228 to make an appointment to meet with one of our specialists, Theresa, at our main plant located at 8071 Knue Road in Indianapolis, across from Castleton Mall.  Theresa will HAND CLEAN your gown so a one-on-one consultation to discuss the work to be completed with her is highly encouraged.

The base price to cost to clean and preserve your gown starts at $290.00 and includes the veil: There will be add ons for intricate beading, lace, etc. as well as heavily soiled areas that require more in depth hand cleaning attention.  Therefore it’s best that we look at it and consult with you to set the expectation and determine the cost to clean.

The steps in the MuseumCare™ preservation process are as follows:

Step 1: Hand cleaning. We gently clean each gown individually, protecting delicate beads, embroidery, and lace.

Step 2: Anti-sugar stain treatment. Spills containing sugar, salt and acids often dry clear but turn an ugly brown over time. Our anti-sugar stain treatment completely removes all of these stains, which do not dissolve during ordinary dry cleaning. This stage is a complete anti-acid conditioning and is crucial to preserving your gown.

Step 3: Inspection of gown. We inspect your gown before we preserve it to ensure it meets our rigorous standards. We also welcome you to inspect the gown before the final step. We use gloves during every stage of the preservation process. At this point, we will give you a pair of gloves to keep for inspecting the gown now and in the future.

Step 4: Storage in archival-quality preservation box. Vacuum seals, plastics and other seemingly harmless materials and methods can damage your gown over time. We layer your gown with acid-free tissue and carefully fold it into an acid-free, ZeroCarbon,archival-quality preservation box. We store metal buttons and findings and shoulder pads separately, stuffing the sleeves, bodice and folds with additional acid-free tissue to prevent hard wrinkles. The preservation box, designed especially for this purpose, allows the gown to breathe, keeping it in perfect condition for many decades to come.

Our guarantee. You will receive a written 100 percent guarantee against sugar stains and yellowing. (If at any time in the future stains appear or discoloration occurs, we or any participating specialist in more than 500 cities around the world will restore the gown for free.) In addition, when the gown is to be worn again, any participating specialist will inspect and press the dress at no additional charge.

Other Wedding Gown Pricing:

  • Wedding gown Clean only starts at $120.00
  • Wedding gown Press only starts at $75.00
  • Wedding gown Clean and Press starts at $180.00
  • Wedding Gown Clean and Box with NO Preservation or Guarantee starts at $240.00

 

MuseumCare™ preservation is the best way to preserve your dress for the next generation and beyond. If you’d like it preserved in an acid free and archived box, Contact Us Today at 317-845-5244 x3228.

Follow Theresa on Instagram at: @theresa_the_specialist and email her anytime at theresag@classiccleaners.net