How does the David’s Bridal preservation kit work?
Pack It: Place your gown, accessories, and personalized order form in the package provided. Send It: Bring the package to a UPS-authorized shipper. Round-trip postage and insurance are included. Keep It: Two to six weeks later, your wedding dress will return to you cleaned, treated, pressed, and preserved.
Can I wear my wedding dress after preservation?
A top question is, “If I preserve my wedding dress, can I open the box?” First, if you want to be able to give your wedding gown to another member of your family, wear it again in twenty years for a vow renewal, or just pull it out of your closet and admire it again, you will need to get it cleaned.
Do I need to get my wedding dress preserved?
Preservation is optional. “All wedding gowns should be cleaned by a professional after use to remove soiling,” says Jeff Schwegmann, president and owner of Happily Ever After, the exclusive gown preservation partner of Wedding Dress Preservation by The Knot.
How long will Davids Bridal hold your dress?
Just send in your gown and it will be cleaned, preserved, and returned to you in 3 weeks or less.
Is it too late to preserve my wedding dress?
If you have an older gown, or a gown that you haven’t gotten into the cleaners even weeks or months after your wedding, don’t fret. While ideally, sooner is always better than later, the actual truth is that it really is never too late to have a wedding dress cleaned and preserved.
How much does it cost to have a wedding dress cleaned and preserved?
Pricing for this type of service can range anywhere between $300-$600, with an average cost for cleaning and preservation falling near $450 depending on your gown. Pricing can also vary slightly depending on the market you are in. There are certain factors that cause the price of cleaning and preservation to go up.
What happens if you open a preserved wedding dress?
Opening the preservation chest will not void the guarantee. Only complete removal of the gown from the chest will void the 100 year guarantee. Once your gown is returned to you, you can open the wedding gown preservation chest with a letter opener or butter knife to see your bridal gown cleaning.
Why do wedding dresses turn yellow?
Phenolic yellowing is due to a chemical reaction created by an interaction between fabrics and the chemicals in the plastic garment bag. Your wedding gown is definitely a keeper. However, time, heat, light radiation, and improper storage conditions could make even the whitest and the brightest wedding gown turn yellow.
How long does wedding dress preservation last?
While you may choose to hold off for a bit, the experts recommend waiting no longer than six months to get your dress professionally cleaned (if it’s silk, you actually shouldn’t wait at all). According to Kathy Wright from Heritage Garment Preservation, some stains are unseen but can develop over time.
How do you preserve a wedding dress yourself?
Place the dress in an acid-free container and store it in an area that is safe from harsh light or temperatures (think under a bed). You should also add silica desiccant packets inside the box for humidity control. Alternatively, you can use an acid-free plastic garment bag to hang the dress in a cool, dry closet.
Can a yellowed wedding dress be whitened?
First and foremost, do not bleach your wedding dress in an attempt to clean or restore it. Bleach will further weaken the strength of the original fabric, possibly dissolve buttons and other decorative items, and it doesn’t even work. Instead, follow this step-by-step guide on how to clean that yellowed wedding gown.
Can I store my wedding dress in a vacuum bag?
Never store your dress in a vacuum sealed bag or plastic container! While this may seem like a great way to preserve your gown, plastic containers or bags emit fumes that can yellow or discolor the fabric. Additionally, moisture trapped within the container can cause a buildup of mildew or mold.
Can you buy off the rack at David’s Bridal?
cat89: yes you can buy off the rack at Davids bridal. They carry the dresses in one or two sizes in store pretty much pin or hold up the dress so brides can see how it fits. If you are really far off from their sample sizes, they may not have any on the rack that you can buy.
How much does David’s Bridal charge for alterations?
Don’t have all the details but I just brought mine to dB and it was about $150 for hemming a few layers, about $35 for shortening lace straps and another $20 to add in the cups. $205 total. I posted recently another seamstress wanted to charge me $600 not even including cups! My alterations cost $350.