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Which Gowns Respond to Wedding Dress Cleaning and Restoration?

Thinking of getting wedding dress cleaning and restoration done? Here are the kind of gowns that respond best to this treatment. A bride isn’t going to trust just anyone with her wedding dress cleaning and restoration. And who can blame her? Whether it’s new or vintage, it’s not just a gown, it’s a symbol of love, trust, and promise. Picking out a wedding dress is… Read More »Which Gowns Respond to Wedding Dress Cleaning and Restoration?

Your Ultimate Guide to Shopping for Vintage Wedding Dresses

Planning a lacy, vintage wedding steeped in history? Check out this handy guide to shopping for vintage wedding dresses to match! It’s your big day so it’s only fitting that you want to find a dress that makes you feel beautiful and unique. Vintage wedding dresses are a great way to make a statement and find a look that is all yours. In fact, 90 percent… Read More »Your Ultimate Guide to Shopping for Vintage Wedding Dresses

Why You Should Consider Wedding Dress Restoration and Preservation

Do you have a vintage gown that belonged to a family member? Maybe it’s your own gown. Either way, wedding dress restoration can restore that treasured item. Everyone looks forward to saying “yes to the dress” on their wedding day. As one of the most cherished and important pieces of a wedding, the dress takes center stage on the days leading up to your event.… Read More »Why You Should Consider Wedding Dress Restoration and Preservation

3 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Gown Fabrics For Your Special Day

If you’re a bride-to-be, you may currently be in the process of finding your wedding dress. We’re giving you 3 tips for selecting the best wedding gown fabrics! Finding your wedding dress is one of the best parts of planning your wedding. But there are many factors to consider when choosing the dress of your dreams. Fabric is one of them, but how do you… Read More »3 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Gown Fabrics For Your Special Day

Cleaning Your Wedding Dress Before Your Wedding

Everything you need to know about cleaning your wedding gown before you get married. There are a lot of reasons you may need to clean your wedding gown before you tie the knot. There are always risks involved when cleaning bridal gowns, so if it’s not dirty, don’t clean it. If your dress is dirty, then don’t fret, the chances of something happening to your… Read More »Cleaning Your Wedding Dress Before Your Wedding

Mold Damage Repaired on a Vintage Silk Satin Wedding Gown

Here at Janet Davis Dry Cleaners we recently cared for a vintage silk satin wedding dress that was stored improperly and sustained mold damage along with the more common symptoms of poor storage – yellowing and wrinkles. I have included 3 before and after pictures including the front, the back and the underskirt. It is important to note that the photos of this dress were… Read More »Mold Damage Repaired on a Vintage Silk Satin Wedding Gown

Handling Specialty Items Vintage and Current

Janet Davis Cleaners recently hosted industry expert Jane Zellers who taught several dry cleaners from all over Michigan how to properly clean specialty garments such as wedding gowns, both new and vintage. Jane C. Zellers, CED, consultant, lecturer and former owner of a three store dry cleaning establishment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has been involved in the laundry and dry cleaning industry for over 30 years.… Read More »Handling Specialty Items Vintage and Current

Mothers Wedding Gown

This is a beautiful wedding gown from 1974. The gown was originally preserved (by another company) right after the wedding so there was only minimal yellowing present. Also, because it was preserved, there were no problem areas that developed over time as is the case with many gowns that are not properly cleaned before storage. Note that is is a cream gown with white lace… Read More »Mothers Wedding Gown

1950’s Wedding Dress Restoration

It’s hard to believe this is the same wedding gown. This particular wedding gown was purchased in 1953 at Hudsons and has been kept in an attic since the wedding. This vintage garment restoration was particularly difficult because of the deterioration of the material due to its storage. The armpits and seams were already threadbare and other areas were weak as well. This limited the… Read More »1950’s Wedding Dress Restoration