Our Exclusive 11 Point Wedding Gown Preservation Process
When your wedding gown arrives at the BridalKare plant it is checked in, registered and then thoroughly inspected for stains and repairs.
Your gown is then hand cleaned along the hem, neckline and underarms. We are experts at removing dirt, mud, grass-stains, asphalt parking lot oil and other stains from the hem of your dress. We also pay particular attention to removing all of the make-up, deoderant and perspiration stains as well.
Any other stains and spots are specifically treated to gently remove them from your gown. Our "anti-sugar" treatment removes all sugar stains (usually caused by wines, sodas, or cake frosting) and keeps them from returning and yellowing over time.
Your wedding gown is then individually cleaned. We use a more expensive "Stoddard" solvent which is enviornmentally friendly and gentler on the fabrics rather than the perchloroethylene which dry-cleaners and other preservation companies use. Our exclusive cleaning process also keeps your wedding dress from yellowing.
A complete and thorough re-inspection then takes place. If any problems remain the gown is re-cleaned.
Any needed repairs are made. (minor repairs are done free - other companies will charge you extra for this service)
Your gown is then individually steamed and hand pressed.
Your gown's bodice is shaped and put on an acid-free bust form for display so you'll be able to see how beautiful it is - just like the day you pruchased it.
The bodice and skirt are layered with acid free tissue paper to protect it.
Your gown is then carefully placed in an acid free windowed display box and completely sealed to keep the humidity constant inside and to keep insects out. It's important to provide this sealed brarrier to keep insects from getting in and nesting in your dress.
The windowed preservation box is placed inside a white storage box and then both of these boxes are placed inside a protective shipping box and shipped pre-paid to you via UPS.
My name is Katie Lechien and I lived in St. Bernard, La.Read more.....Katie Lechien St. Bernard, LA.
When hurricane Katrina hit us we had about 30 minutes to get our things together and evacuate.
Sadly my wedding dress and my home I had lived in since I was 2, was left behind. To make things worse there was also an oil spill in the area after the hurricane.
We finally got permission to go back to see what, if anything, we could recover. My dress was found, but it was BLACK!!
We looked for a place to have the wedding gown restored locally but no place would touch it, then we found you!
It looks like it never went through that horrible storm, thank you!, thank you!, thank you!!!
After all the hardship my new husband and myself have been through after that hurricane, we can still look at that wedding dress and remember that one perfect day in our lives."
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to brag on your company for a moment. Your preservation of wedding gowns is super. Our brides are unique and they have their wedding gowns cared for uniquely - which you do.Read more.....D. J. Sanford Owner of Lynn Leigh Square Bridal - Brownwood, TX.
Your service was top notch - Numerro Uno and we will be happy to recommend your excellent service to all of our new brides."
Thank you again -