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Who Can You Trust To Clean Your Wedding Dress?

Posted by David Whitehurst on January 27, 2012

Find a local wedding gown specialist for cleaning and preservationWhy "Go Local" For Your Wedding Gown Specialist?

If you're like most Brides, the day of the wedding just flew by.  Even as the Father of the Groom, I remember there was a cake.  A little bit of dancing.  Some guy taking pictures.  Some Champagne. And a whole lot of family.

The Wedding Dress After The Wedding

My daughter-in-law seemed to be a little stressed over the condition of her wedding gown for the entire day, afraid that something might get spilled on it, or worse.  Luckily, that didn't happen, but after the ceremony, she noticed that it wasn't in the most perfect shape anymore.

It made sense, of course.  All that walking and sitting and dancing and handshaking had taken its toll.  To alleviate some of her stress, I offered to take care of it while she and my son were on their honeymoon.  But the big question for most Brides who don't have a Father-In-Law as a wedding gown specialist is:

"Who could I trust to do the job? "

The first thing to do is hit the Internet and start doing research.  But here is a shortcut to the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists where you can find Certified Wedding Gown Specialists (TM) in more then 500 cities across the world...with a concentration in the U. S.  You can find a wedding gown specialist who excels at both cleaning your dress and wedding gown preservation. Some, like my business, can also handle the complex wedding gown alterations needs by Brides.

Advantages of Going Local

Maybe you're a new bride fresh from your honeymoon.  Or perhaps you've been married for a while and that wedding dress is lying in a closet, just collecting dust.  Some people will ship their dresses to far-off locations for cleaning and preservation, but I suggest that you keep it local.

Whether it is now months before your wedding or years after your wedding, finding a specialist in your area offers a number of benefits, including:
  • Meet The People -- Your wedding dress is one of a kind.  If you're going to hand over such a precious item, it's important that you speak with the specialists to make sure they're going to provide the service your gown deserves.
  • Personal Inspection -- By going local for your wedding gown preservation, you will be able to inspect the condition of the dress before it is placed in the preservation box.
  • Emergency Assistance -- By meeting your wedding gown specialist before your wedding, you have found a resource for emergency assistance in the pressure-packed days leading up to your wedding.  Having a local specialist can give you the comfort of someone nearby who can help you in a pinch.
  • Loss Prevention -- If you ship your dress somewhere, you're taking a risk that it could get lost in shipment. While this may be rare, it has been known to happen.

Be sure to find a local source for your wedding gown cleaning, preservation and restoration.  You'll sleep better as a result.  But if you can't find someone qualified to help with your gown, just make sure whover you find is truly qualified.


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