Our one-step checkout process allows you to securely and quickly order your Wedding Gown Restoration Kit™ through our website. To ensure your information is safe, we don't store any of your personal information and our checkout process is protected by the highest level of security from GlobalSign™.Learn More
Your kit will contain everything you need to securely pack your wedding dress in our crushproof shipping container and waterproof garment bag. You will also receive your included pre-paid shipping labels along with $500 shipping insurance. You will receive an e-mail notification when your gown arrives and is checked into our system.Learn More
Your gown receives a meticulous museum quality cleaning utilizing our exclusive SYSTEMK4 delicate fabric cleaning technology. The last step protects your fabric from future yellowing and will also help protect your gown if is worn again. Your gown and up to 5 additional accessories are then carefully placed on a preservation bust and packaged into your preservation chest.Learn More
Your gown is safely and securely shipped back to your home with a 100 year LifeTime+ certificate of guarantee against future yellowing or staining. You get the peace-of-mind in knowing your dress has become a treasured family heirloom to be enjoyed by future generations.Learn More
When you send in your vintage wedding gown to our team of fabric experts, you get the peace-of-mind in knowing our number one goal is to return your cherished family gown back to the radiant dress it once was when worn on that special day. We understand your wedding gown is a representation of an endearing love and our team treats it like one of their own family heirlooms. It is of the utmost importance that we painstakingly restore your vintage gown by hand while putting your wedding dress through the least amount of stress to the delicate fabrics. Below is an overview of how your vintage gown is lovingly restored.
As soon as your vintage dress arrives at our facility, it is carefully examined by our team of fabric specialists. Each individual fabric, from the bodice to the hem, is identified and cataloged in the system for a specialized treatment. We also examine all embellishments, such as bows and sequins, in order to formulate a restoration plan for these items as well. Not all fabrics are the same, and the team has developed specialized formulations and techniques to ensure your dress will come back to you as vibrant and as beautiful as it was the day it worn.
Dry Cleaning: Our service has invested in Kreussler SYSTEMK4™ German engineered dry cleaning equipment to gently restore the fabrics delicate fabrics found in vintage wedding gowns. What does this mean for your dress? While dry cleaning cannot remove stubborn stains (this happens in step 3), the process will work to remove any mildew or mold that may have accumulated in the fibers of your wedding gown over the years. Dry cleaning temperatures are kept low to ensure any delicate adornments on your gown are safe and your gown will be placed in a mesh dry cleaning bag to keep fabrics safe from pulls or fraying.
Wet Cleaning by Hand: In order to breathe life back into your vintage gown, any overall yellowing of your dress must be addressed. Depending on the fabric type, fabric condition, and the materials comprising your vintage wedding gown, a decision is made as to the proper wet cleaning process and which formulations will work best.
Soaking tubs, Sodium Hyposulfite, Hydrogen Peroxide, Titanium Sulfite, and additional equipment and custom formulations are utilized to eliminate years of yellowing. If a gown is soiled with organic elements such as clay, ground in soil, icing or food, YellowGo™ is incredibly effective in releasing those stains and returning the soiled fabric back to its original beauty.
In this phase of your wedding dress restoration, each and every embellishment is examined and it is determined by the in-house seamstress whether they need to be re-secured to your gown. All sashes and belts that were removed from your gown for cleaning are carefully re-secured to your dress. The facility has a large assortment of beads, buttons, sequins and crystals to select from if any were lost in your home before sending your wedding dress to us.
Another important key to our industry-leading 100 year warranty against future yellowing and staining is carefully securing your vintage gown in the preservation chest after restoration. This process eliminates future fabric creasing and keeps oils, dirt, pollen and other contaminates away from your gown during storage.
When you order, you can also choose to upgrade your Restoration Kit to include a photos, name, and date. What better way to display your vintage wedding dress than including a beautiful photo from that most momentous day! The display chest is placed into the storage chest, which is then placed in a heavy-duty, crush-proof, water resistant corrugated cardboard shipping box and sent back to your home with a signature required for safe delivery.
Our customers are absolutely thrilled with the way our wedding dress restoration service transforms their vintage wedding dresses. From a lost memory at the bottom of a forgotten chest in the attic, to a living, breathing family heirloom to be passed down to future generations, we love to hear these stories of gratitude from our customers.
Read a few of these before and after wedding gown restoration testimonials by clicking here.
After you order, you’ll get access to GownTracker™ providing you with status updates as your dress is received, cleaned & preserved and delivered back to your home.