Always trust your special gown to an expert!
Village East Cleaners is the only Nevada cleaner that has been recognized as a “Certified Wedding Gown Specialist.”
We cater to our brides by freely giving them our knowledge and expertise to care for their special gown both before and after their wedding.
Feel free to email or call us if you have any questions about the storage and care of your gown. Here are some basic care tips for you.
Tips – Before your Big Day
Always… hang your gown by loops located inside the gown that are connected to sturdy side seams, never by fragile shoulder seams that can stretch or sag.
Always… avoid storing your gown in plastic bags or vacuum-sealed, plastic-wrapped containers because plastic emits fumes that can yellow the gown and can trap moisture that that can mildew the gown.
Tips – After your Big Day
It is essential to properly care for and preserve your wedding gown for use by future generations.
Always… clean your wedding gown before you store it. Stains from oil, beverages, make-up and other spills can discolor your gown and set permanently if not removed promptly. The sooner the gown is cleaned, the less likely the stain will set.
Always… choose a specialist who will personally process your gown, never one who mails your gown away to be cleaned.
Always… ask what precautions the specialist takes to protect delicate trims and decorations and how the cleaner guards against latent stains.
Always… ask to inspect your gown personally before it is put into the container, which should be a pH neutral or an acid-free box lined with muslin fabric or 100% acid-free tissue.
Always… avoid storing your gown in the attic or basement where there are extreme changes in temperature or humidity. Store it in a cool, dry location. Ideal locations would be under your bed or in the back of your closet.
Accessories which can be stored with your gown after being wrapped individually with acid-free tissue include veils, headpieces, gloves, slips, garters and handkerchiefs.
Accessories that should be stored separately from your gown include shoes, your bouquet, anything with pins, perspiration shields and foam padding. These items can damage your gown if stored in the preservation chest.