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Getting married is a monumental event in your life.

Let Janet Davis Cleaners keep the memory alive with wedding gown preservation services.

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Your wedding may only last a day, but you want to be sure the memories last for a lifetime. One of the few tangible items you will have after your wedding day is your wedding gown. To that cause, we are pleased to offer our exclusive wedding gown preservation service, which we call our MuseumCare™ gown preservation

Janet Davis Cleaners has been performing wedding gown services for Detroit and all of Michigan since 1954. Our gown preservation process is similar to how museums store and care for their delicate clothing. Each gown is cared for individually. It will never be mixed with another gown or with regular dry cleaning. Once your gown is clean, we touch it only with white cotton gloves to keep anything from depositing on the gown. After the gown is clean, prior to boxing, we invite you to inspect your gown (we supply white cotton gloves for you so you may closely inspect the gown). Each gown is then packed in an acid-free chest, stuffed with acid-free tissue paper, and supported by an acid-free bust-form. When you come to pick up your gown, we provide you with instructions for the safest keeping of your wedding gown. Every gown preservation is given a written lifetime guarantee.

Checkout some of the stories from real brides who have used Janet Davis Cleaners and what they had to say.

a bride and 2 of her bridesmaids in plum dress

Shana’s Story

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bride and groom kissing in front of a castle

Brittany’s Story

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bride and groom staring into each others' eyes

Elizabeth’s Story

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bride standing in front of a forest area

Aja’s Story

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Lifetime International Guarantee

We stand behind our preservation process. When you have your gown preserved with us, you’ll receive a written guarantee backed by members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (in 500 cities internationally). When your gown is ready to be worn, simply return it to us or any AWGS member. We will inspect and re-press your gown at NO CHARGE.

Our Process

See the steps we take to preserve your wedding gown beautifully.

Your gown is carefully packed into the correct size preservation fully acid-free (not just pH neutral) chest for your gown. Acid-free tissue paper is packed between the folds in your gown. An acid-free bust form is used to hold the shape of your wedding gown.

All of our wedding gown preservation chests have an acid-free window so that you may view your gown at any time. We also include a pair of white cotton gloves should you open the chest. When you pick up your wedding gown, we will provide you with a written warranty and instructions for the proper storage of your gown.

Delicate wedding dress yellowed

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Delicate wedding dress cleaned

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Vintage Wedding Dress Transformation

Interested in seeing more comparisons like these? View featured Before & After images like this in our Wedding Dress Gallery.



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All Wedding Gowns are Cleaned & Preserved On-Site

The key to properly preserving your wedding gown is to ensure that all of the oils and sugars are removed from your gown. By cleaning and preserving your gown at our facility, you can trust the quality of your preservation.

We don’t ship any gowns out for outside processing – everything is done at our plant here in Berkley, Michigan.

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Acid-Free Materials Used in Preservation Chest

We utilize only acid-free (not just pH neutral) materials that will touch your dress after it’s safely packed into the preservation chest. This includes an acid-free preservation chest, acid-free tissue paper, and an acid-free bust-form.

The difference because pH neutral and acid-free is that over time pH neutral materials can re-acidify due to contact with moisture.

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You View Your Gown Prior To Entering Preservation Chest

Because we perform all of the work on your gown in our own facilities, we give you the option to look at your dress one last time after cleaning but before it’s placed into the preservation chest. Most places don’t allow you to do this, or worse, they can’t.

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Environmentally Responsible Practices

For each gown preserved, we make a donation to carborfund.org to offset the carbon emissions generated by the entire cleaning and preservation process.

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Experience You Can Trust

Family-owned and in business since 1938, you can trust Janet Davis Cleaners to safely clean and preserve your wedding dress. The owner, a fifth-generation dry cleaner, oversees the care of every gown to ensure the gown is cleaned to the best of our ability while also protecting the delicate items, such as beads, sequins, and flowers, from damage.

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Invisible Stains Treated

As a part of our cleaning process, we treat invisible stains. These are sugar-based stains that are not immediately visible but will yellow with time. The process is similar to cutting open an apple. When you cut the apple open, it’s white. But if you leave it on the table for an hour and come back, it will be yellow. The process is much slower with wedding gowns, but the final result is the same. By treating these in advance and offering a lifetime guarantee, you don’t have to worry about invisible stains.


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Leave it to Janet Davis Cleaners to preserve your most cherished dress!