I often get asked what makes our box different than the boxes some other cleaners use. The box, also known as a preservation chest, is one of the most critical components of a proper wedding gown preservation. Let’s take a look at the characteristics of a good wedding gown preservation box: Not Vacuum Sealed Vacuum sealing your wedding gown after it is clean will lead… Read More »Wedding Gown Preservation Boxes
Okay, so I’m not telling you to skip the honeymoon to have your wedding gown preserved the moment you leave the reception. Having your wedding gown preserved sooner rather than later is important, and here’s why. 1. To keep your wedding gown as beautiful as the day you wore it for as long as possible. Your daughter or granddaughter may want to wear your gown… Read More »6 Reasons To Preserve Your Wedding Gown Faster Than Apolo Ohno Skated the 500M in Torino
This is a short video I created showcasing a couple of the wedding gowns we have cleaned in the past few months. It’s my first video… let me know what you think!
Rev. Angela Butts-Chester from the I Do Radio podcast recently interviewed me as the first ever dry cleaner to appear on the podcast. The show airs Saturday May 1, 2010 1pm ET. We talked about wedding gown restoration, cleaning and preservation.Before our show air’s live, take a minute to check out the I Do Radio website for lots of good wedding information!
Most bridal salons will press or steam your wedding gown, so here are some things to do once your gown comes home to help you get dressed on your big day. 1. Remove your wedding gown from the garment bag if it’s plastic and hang the gown where it will be safe from children and pets. Also, Le Salon Bridal Boutique recommends putting your finger over the… Read More »6 Things To Do Before Walking Down The Aisle: Make getting dressed the day of your wedding a breeze
The bride who wore this Sottero & Midgley Wedding Dress opted for some extreme outside pictures on the honeymoon and dirtied the hem in the process. The first step in the cleaning process for this wedding dress consisted of a series of baths for the hemline. This eliminated most of the ‘easy’ to remove dirt leaving the tough spots while also being very gentle… Read More »Sottero & Midgley Wedding Gown Before and After Cleaning
I was recently asked a question, and I thought it was a great question, so I thought I’d respond here on the Clean Files Blog so that everybody can benefit from the answer. The question was “How do you remove blood stains from cotton shirts? I use hot hot water to wash, but it seems to never lift all the way out.” Blood is a… Read More »Removing Blood Stains From Your Clothes At Home
Chiffon Chiffon is a lightweight, thin fabric finish that is somewhat transparent. Chiffon can be made with almost any fabric and can be dyed into almost any color (unless it is polyester which can be difficult to dye). Often chiffon is layered or used as a layer over a heavier fabric. This finish wears well, drapes well, and does not show pin holes. Organza Organza… Read More »Wedding Gown Fabric Finishes
Silk Silk is the most luxurious of the wedding gown fabrics. It is softly lustrous, smooth, resilient, absorbent, elastic and tough. These properties have been duplicated individually in other fibers, but never in this combination as in silk. Silk became famous in France, however it originated in China. A Chinese Empress in 2640 B.C. learned how to rear silk worms. She learned how… Read More »Wedding Gown Materials
Today I’m demonstrating what it looks like when we remove an ink stain from your favorite dress shirt. Ink is what we call a combination stain because it is made up of both wet-side components and dry-side components. When you write with an ink pen, the part you see is water soluble or wet-side as we call it. However, the part of ink that allows… Read More »Ink Stain on a Dress Shirt