Wedding Gown Preservation
Hello new Mrs!!! Congratulations on tying the knot. Now that the wedding planning is over, you likely have just this ONE last thing on your checklist, what to do with your wedding dress!
Why Preserve Your Wedding Dress?
The memories of your wedding day are now all wrapped up in this beautiful garment, so whatever your plan is for your gown it is best to take care of it sooner rather than later. Here are a few reasons our brides choose to do cleaning & preservation with J.Andrew’s Bridal in Peachtree City, GA.
Compact & Convenient Storing: Wedding dresses take up space, especially when it comes to your closet. The preservation box can easily be stored away - so it won't get in the way of day-to-day life.
Sentimental Reasons: Some brides hope to pass on their wedding dress and accessories to future generations. A future daughter may wear it down the aisle years later, or you and your spouse might like to view the dress & reminisce on your special day. Whatever the reason, preserving your dress is a must! Our preservation comes with a 100-year guarantee!
Avoid Discoloration: The culprit of discoloration over the years is typically from what you cannot currently see like body oils, sugars, champagne, the dirt you can see obviously won’t budge until you have your gown cleaned. The breakdown of the fabric can start showing as soon as 6 months post-wedding. The cleaning and preservation process will protect your dress immediately, and carry on for years if needed.
Affordable Wedding Dress Preservation by J.Andrew’s Bridal
If you've decided that preserving your wedding dress is important to you, it's important to find an option that best suits your needs. According to brides.com, the average price for a preservation kit can go up to $400. Meanwhile, the knot.com states that the cleaning and preservation of wedding dresses will typically fall in the low $400s - $700 range, with some cities quoting up to $1000. Yikes!
The higher ends of those estimates can feel like a LOT of money - especially after your large initial investment in the dress. Here at J. Andrew’s Bridal we offer cleaning & preservation of your gown and up to five accessories (think veil & garter) for $375 and for our J. Andrew’s Brides it’s only $299 :)
The best part? Everything will be shipped directly to your home - so you can avoid the hassle of running to and from different cleaners!
What is the difference between cleaning only & Preservation?
We offer cleaning only for $225 for most gowns with the typically level of stains, in some extreme cases of dirt & mud extra love & care is required. Cleaning is most beneficial if you plan to wear your dress again in the near future (for a reception or photos) or if you decide to sell. The preservation process adds in additional cleaning methods, as well as time-proof packaging measures. So, preserving is the best option if you want to store your dress for a period of time.
Ultimately, a preserved wedding dress will avoid yellowing, oxidized stains, and fungi growth that may otherwise occur. Your wedding dress will not be protected against the aging process if you only choose to clean it.
How To Store Your (Preserved) Wedding Dress
If your wedding dress is preserved, storing it just becomes MUCH easier. Aside from being able to fit the preservation box basically anywhere, it has an additional base layer of protection from the elements.
That being said, try to avoid potentially damp areas, such as basements and attics. A shelf in your closet or a storage area on a main floor in your home away from direct light should be great! Since the space-saving display box is small, you can even fit it underneath your bed.
Ready? Get Started Preserving Your Wedding Memories!
If you want to easily preserve or clean your wedding dress, you can get started right here! You’ll choose gown drop off and pick the best date & time that works for you. We look forward to seeing you!
J.Andrew’s Bridal preserved my wedding dress and I highly recommend them. They did an amazing job! - Ashley