We offer wedding gown cleaning and preservation after your big day. Lotus Brides receive a $25 off certificate for this service. All you need to do is bring the dress in and we will send it out to get it cleaned and preserved. It will take approximately 4-10 weeks to receive your gown back and it will be shipped directly to your house. The company that we use for wedding gown preservation is www.gownpreservation.com and they've been around since 1913. Please call or email us to inquire about the cost of this service. There is no need to make an appointment to drop off your dress.
What exactly is the process used to clean the gown?
There are different processes that are used for cleaning. Each gown is evaluated upon its arrival and the best cleaning process for that particular gown is used. All of the processes are safe, gentle and environmentally safe. Your gown is then fitted on an acid-free bust form and packed in our acid-neutral preservation chest. Please note shoulder pads and bust pads must be removed as they could cause damage to the gown over time. They will be wrapped in tissue paper and packed underneath your gown.
What stains are can be removed?
Approximately 95% of all stains are able to be removed – including tar, blood, perspiration, grass, mud, grease, and food, being the most common, as well as any sugar stains from cake icing, wine and other beverages.
How will the gown be shipped?
The gown will be shipped in a display case with a window. You will be able to view your gown and veil. Any other items will be positioned at the bottom of the window, where possible, or packed underneath your dress.
What else can I send along with my gown?
You may also send items such as your veil, gloves, garter, moneybag, handkerchief or slip. Up to 3 items are included free of charge.
Is my gown guaranteed?
YES! The company provides a 100 year guarantee against caramelized sugar stains or yellowing. If at anytime your gown is found to have yellowed or has caramelized stains, they will reprocess the gown at no additional cost. If reprocessing is found to be unsuccessful, they will refund the preservation cost. REMEMBER: Never store your gown in the attic or basement.