You may think any drycleaner can handle this important task for you. Not all drycleaners are created equal.
You want one that has been handling wedding gowns for a long time. This gives them the experience in the many intricacies of gown construction and proper care. Not all gowns are created equal, and each one needs special care designed for that gown.
Avoid cleaners with inexperienced employees who really do all the work.
Avoid cleaners who do not have not developed a wide selection of custom solvents and spotters.
Ask what industry associations they lead within.
Avoid cleaners who clean one or two dresses per month as a side sales item to their main business.
Over the years we have seen and have heard many terrible stories from people who have brought a half ruined dress to us to see if we could salvage it. Here is just a few things we have seen:
Silk washed with water and permanently ruined with a krinkle pattern left in the fabric.
Fabrics fibers breaking down from use of too aggressive of solvents.
Damage to delicate lace, netting, and bead work from rough or automated machine handling.
Loss of sheen, fabric looks dull, unlike original.
Application of too much heat breaking down synthetic fibers in fabric.
Improper opening of the sealed package to show the client the gown, thereby removing the preservation.
Frankly problems like this happen much too frequently. Unfortunately we see them after the damage has been done.
Chicago Wedding Dress Cleaners are different.
We design a method to handle and care for the unique needs of each gown.
We draw from over 25 years of experience in handling all types of gowns.
We evaluate any spotting and map a plan properly remove any spots, seen or unseen, from the fabric over our multi-step process.
Each gown is hand pressed to optimize appearance and prevent damage to the gown.
All clients inspect our work before the final step of sealing package to preserve the gown.
Go to CONTACT US and register today. We offer promotions on pre-wedding pressing and cleaning and preservation promotions all the time. Don’t delay! You won’t want to miss out on any of our time and money saving promotions.
Relax and let us sweat the details.