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Why You Need a Professional For Wedding Gown Cleaning

Wedding gown cleaning is a risky DIY project for many reasons. Here’s why you should consider taking it to a professional cleaning service instead. Although weddings are a special celebration, they can also be pretty stressful. There are so many things to plan and prepare, and it can cost a pretty penny in order to have the perfect wedding you’ve always wanted. This can make… Read More »Why You Need a Professional For Wedding Gown Cleaning

Real Bride Spotlight: Angela & Jesse’s Duke Wedding

I met Jesse at Duke University when we were in our junior year of college in biochemistry. While applying for medical schools, we found ourselves in the position where we would be long distance for the next four years. Jesse ended up staying at Duke for medical school, while I went to Loyola University in Chicago. We got engaged at Duke, and we knew that… Read More »Real Bride Spotlight: Angela & Jesse’s Duke Wedding

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

Paola D’Onofrio Wedding Gown Cleaned (Very Carefully!)

From time to time, we post examples of the work we do here at Janet Davis Dry Cleaners. This dress is a one of kind Paola D’Onofrio Wedding Gown. The entire bodice is covered in sewn on Swarovski crystals and there are stripes (for lack of a better word) of crystals going down the skirt of the dress. There is glitter that covers most of the dress… Read More »Paola D’Onofrio Wedding Gown Cleaned (Very Carefully!)

Ines Di Santo Wedding Gown Before & After Cleaning

This is an Ines Di Santo wedding gown that was brought in for cleaning. There is custom bead work at the top that will melt if cleaned using traditional dry cleaning methods and the wedding gown is made of silk so it cannot be wet cleaned. In this case we would normally remove the ornamentation, clean the dress and then replace everything exactly as it came off,… Read More »Ines Di Santo Wedding Gown Before & After Cleaning

Pnina Tornai Wedding Gown Before & After Cleaning

This is a Pnina Tornai wedding gown that was brought to us for cleaning and preservation. The before pictures for this Pnina Tornai wedding dress are on the left and the afters are on the right. Pay particular attention to the hemline. The hemline before cleaning was dirty and had picked up a few things from the ground. After the hem is clean (if you… Read More »Pnina Tornai Wedding Gown Before & After Cleaning

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

Wedding Gown Tips & Advice

Getting married? Already married? Here are a few important tips to keep your wedding gown in tip-top shape. Always hang your wedding gown by loops inside the gown that are connected to sturdy side seams, never by fragile shoulder seams that can stretch or sag. Never store your wedding gown in plastic bags or vacuum-sealed, plastic wrapped containers because plastic emits fumes that can yellow… Read More »Wedding Gown Tips & Advice

Vera Wang Wedding Gown

This wedding gown is a Vera Wang. As you can see, the body of the dress is stayed mostly clean during the wedding, but the hemline picked up a lot of dirt. Because of the delicate nature of silk extra caution was taken during the cleaning process. All of our gowns are pre-treated by hand and then individually cleaned in our unique two bath cleaning… Read More »Vera Wang Wedding Gown