Wedding Gowns

Your Wedding Gown

Your wedding gown is one of your most precious possessions. A symbolic item of a significant life event that should be treated with special care before and after your wedding. Whether you have brought it new or are borrowing your dress, ensure your gown is given the extra attention is requires.

A Big Responsibility

To specialise in the Preservation and Restoration of Wedding Gowns, a dry cleaner must invest heavily in equipment, time, personnel and staff training. The dry cleaner must acquire knowledge of fashion fabrics and the latest material trends. Should the dry cleaner fail to conclude characteristics in the gown construction, it will result in permanent damage to the garment.

After the Wedding

Most brides want to preserve their dress as a keepsake. As a symbolic time in one’s life and perhaps to pass down to their daughter for her wedding day. It is recommended by cleaning experts that your wedding dress should be cleaned professionally before storage to maintain a quality garment.

The dress may have invisible stains from food, beverages and body oil. If these stains are not properly cleaned they may become permanent. Therefore, it is important to point out any stains or spills to your drycleaner before cleaning.

Most wedding gowns have some sort of decorative trim. It is vital to inspect these trims with your cleaner prior to cleaning since many trims are not made to withstand the dry cleaning process. For example, many beads, glitter, sequins and laces are attached to gowns with adhesives that dissolve during dry cleaning. Some beads and glitter are made of plastics or covered with surface coatings that are not solvent-resistant. In many of these cases the trim becomes separated from the dress or altered in some way.

In some cases decorative trims yellow as their finishes oxidize. An ivory or ecru trim may lose its colour and no longer match the gown if a dye component is lost in cleaning. Colour failures of this type are due to poor colourfastness of the dye, not to improper cleaning.

We like to create a convenient cleaning experience for you so along with your dress we can clean your shoes, veil and any other items that go with your wedding dress.

Storing Your Gown

Unfortunately, no process or storage method can guarantee against yellowing or possible deterioration of fabrics. However there are several steps you can take to protect your garment:

Store your gown in a cool, dry place. Do not store it in a basement or attic. Basement dampness could cause mildew; attic heat could promote yellowing of the fabric.

If you are storing a long gown on a hanger, sew straps to the waistline of the dress to relieve pressure on the shoulders from the weight of the garment. Wrap the gown in a protective white sheet or muslin covering.

Whether the gown is hung or boxed, the bodice should be stuffed with white tissue paper to prevent wrinkles. Fabric-covered buttons, pins, sponge padding and perspiration shields should be removed and stored separately to avoid damage to the fabric.

Do not store headpieces, veils, shoes or other accessories with your gown.

Inspect your gown from time to time during storage. Stains not initially apparent may appear later and should be tended to immediately.

The Family Wedding Gown

It’s an established fact that many brides do not get around to having their gown cleaned after their special day. Consequently many years later, their treasured possession is stored in a cupboard looking worse for wear. In most all cases, we will be able to restore this gown so that it looks like new again.

Preserving Your Treasured Memories and Dreams

Remember the tender loving care you gave to selecting the gown for your special day. At Atlas we believe that selecting the right drycleaner to complete the preservation process to your gown deserves the same level of care.

Over the past thirty five years Atlas Dry Cleaners have tended to the “heirlooming” of a bride’s most precious garment. Using the same processes as the finest museums employ, we gently remove soil and hidden stains, giving experienced attention to delicate fabrics and trims.

Our personalised handling of your gown provides you with additional assurance that your gown will remain as beautiful as your memories.

We like to create a convenient cleaning experience for you so along with your dress we can clean your shoes, veil and any other items that go with your wedding dress.

We are the leading wedding gown dry cleaner in Perth

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