Cleaning and Preservation
You have officially married the love of your life, and you are probably thinking, what should I do next with my wedding dress?
The final step is to have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved. Blush Bridal Salon partners with the Wedding Gown Preservation Company who has been in business since 1913. We encourage all brides to have their dress preserved after the wedding day. When you preserved your wedding dress, it will become an heirloom piece that can be passed down to future generations.
You can drop off your wedding dress and accessories to Blush Bridal Salon. A Blush Stylist will carefully pack your items in the shipping box. We will hand-deliver your preservation kit to UPS. A tracking number will be provided to you at the time of purchase. The cost of the preservation is $350 plus tax. For more information about preservation, please see our frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Option 1: Purchase the preservation kit and follow the instructions yourself to ship your wedding dress and accessories at home.
Option 2: Drop off your wedding dress and accessories at Blush Bridal Salon and we will take care of the rest!
No worries! We accept all wedding dresses and accessories from any retailer/bridal shop.
We recommend preserving your wedding dress no longer than 6 months after your wedding date to fully preserve the integrity of your dress and avoid permanent stains. If you've had your dress longer that, don't worry! The Wedding Gown Preservation Company can work their magic on gowns of any age.
By having your dress cleaned, it will prevent any stains from being permanent. The company can remove approximately 95% of all stains such as blood, grass, mud, grease, and food being the most common, as well as any sugar stains such as cake icing, wine, and other beverages. Each gown is evaluated upon its arrival and the best cleaning process for the dress will be used. All of Wedding Gown Preservation Co. processes are safe, gentle, and environmentally safe.
Wedding dress preservation is a special cleaning and packaging process that is done to ensure your dress will retain its quality for many years to come. Once your wedding dress cleaning process is completed, it will be fitted on an acid-free bust form and packed in an acid-neutral preservation chest. All additional items will be wrapped in tissue paper and packed underneath your dress. By preserving your wedding dress, it will become an heirloom for future generations.
The Wedding Gown Preservation Company provides a 100-year guarantee against caramelized sugar stains or yellowing. If your dress is found to have yellowed or has caramelized strains, the company will reprocess the gown at no additional cost. If the reprocessing is found to be unsuccessful, the company will refund the preservation cost.
Remember: Never store your gown in the attic or basement. It needs to be an area that is cool and dry!
Veil, jacket, ring pillow, detachable train, shawl/cape, money bag, handkerchief, tiara, purse, corset strap, garter, gloves, duster, and sash. Items with an additional fee of $35 include detachable skirt, shoes, and gown overlay. These items will be preserved with your dress and included in the preserved chest.
The preservation process can take 4-10 weeks to receive your dress back. Most of our Blush Brides have received their gown back in 4-6 weeks.
You have the option to have your preserved items delivered to our bridal shop (most common) or have it delivered to your location of choice such as residential home or workplace. If you prefer to have it delivered to your location of choice, an adult signature will be asked upon delivery. If you are not home at the time of delivery, UPS usually will try again the next business day. After the second attempt, UPS will leave a notice of the UPS location to pick up the package.
If you choose to have it delivered to our bridal shop, you will be contacted by text and a phone call to schedule your pickup appointment.