Must Read if you are planning on getting your Wedding Gown Cleaned and/or Preserved!
Dry Cleaners are NOT all the same
I have made this point many times before. But it needs to be repeated. Anyone can open a shop and call themselves a drycleaner. There are no training requirements, no regulations (beyond a business and equipment permit) and no way of telling by the store front what you are getting into!
Quick tip: Ask a high end clothing boutique (or wedding gown salon) for a cleaner recommendation
Wedding gowns care is NOT the same as drycleaning. Your cleaner may be fabulous. However if they don't have specialized knowledge about the types of soils and materials that occur on gowns, you will be disappointed. And many cleaners send their gowns out to wholesale gown cleaners that seal your gown in a preservation chest. I would steer clear of these outfits too. If there were an issue, you will have little recourse to get the problem corrected.
How do you find someone capable and trustworthy to clean your gown?
Check out this article by preownedweddingdresses.com about the leading wedding gown cleaning association in the world, The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. Some 100 of the best cleaners in Canada, the US, Australia, Mexico and England (so far) get together to learn best practices, share findings and in the end provide superior services to you, the wedding gown owner
enjoy the article
Thanks for Wearing clothes!