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What's Your Wedding Style? Part Three: Vintage

Posted by Brandi Kane on April 15, 2013

What's your Wedding Style?  Being able to answer this one question will help you shape your entire wedding from start to finish.

Classic and Traditional Weddings are the most Common.  In 2012, 64% of all weddings were in this category.  Though Classic weddings are definitely the most popular, Vintage Weddings are a choice made by many. 

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Topics: Wedding Dress Colors, Vintage Wedding Dress, Wedding Gown Styles, Wedding Resources, wedding dress, wedding planning, Cleaning and Preservation

What's Your Wedding Style? Part Two: Modern

Posted by Brandi Kane on March 25, 2013

What's your Wedding Style?  Being able to answer this one question will help you shape your entire wedding from start to finish.

Though Classic Weddings are the most popular, non-traditional weddings are on the rise.  Many Brides choose to put a modern spin on the standard wedding. 

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Topics: Wedding Gown Styles, wedding planning, Birmingham wedding planning, wedding gown cleaning, Cleaning and Preservation

Should I Preserve My Wedding Dress?

Posted by Brandi Kane on February 7, 2013

If you plan to sell your Wedding Dress, you should definately get it preserved.  Preserving a Wedding Dress can be done at anytime after a wedding.  This being said, do note that the sooner you get your Wedding Dress to a Wedding Gown Specialist for cleaning and preservation, the better the outcome.  The longer stains and oils sit on the fabric, the harder it is to get out.  There's even a chance that the stain may have set it and be impossible to remove.  Don't let this happen to you, take your dress in immediately.  Be Proactive, not Reactive. 

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Topics: wedding gown cleaning and preservation, wedding dress preservation, wedding gown care, Cleaning and Preservation

Winter Wedding Dress Styles of 2012

Posted by Brandi Kane on November 26, 2012

Winter is now the 'It" season for weddings!  Winter gowns need special care as they are usually constructed with heavier, more dense fabrics.  They may also include extra layers verses their summer counterparts.  At Champion Wedding Gown Specialist in Birmingham Alabama we have three Certified Wedding Gown Specialists on site to ensure the best possible cleaning and care of your gown.

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Topics: wedding gown cleaning and preservation, Wedding Gown Specialist, Cleaning and Preservation

Dry Clean Your Tuxedo

Posted by Brandi Kane on October 24, 2012

Tuxedos, like wedding gowns, are an important part of many weddings and other special occasions.  Taking proper care of your tux is crucial for the long-term good of such a classic garb.

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Topics: Wedding Resources, dry cleaner, Wedding Gown Specialist, Cleaning and Preservation

Can You Wash A Wedding Dress?

Posted by Brandi Kane on September 19, 2012

 

We frequently get asked how we Wash A Wedding Dress.  Here are the steps we use for this process.

 

Pre-Cleaning Inspection of the Wedding Dress

Warning - Do not try an clean a silk wedding dress yourself.  Leave silk to the professional.  And be sure to check all layers of the dress looking for silk.

Every dress is different and has different issues.  We begin every wedding dress cleaning with a thorough inspection looking for specific problems that are common to most wedding dresses brought in.  From this inspection we map our approach for the wedding dress cleaning.

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Topics: wedding dress cleaning Birmingham Alabama, Silk Wedding Dresses, polyester gown, Cleaning and Preservation

Guide To Selling A Preserved Wedding Dress

Posted by David Whitehurst on September 11, 2012

Getting your gown preserved can ensure the highest resale value.

You decided on Wedding Gown Preservation and now you want to sell your Gown.  What do you do now?

Selling a preserved wedding gown requires almost as much thought as buying one!  This guide will help you decide which route you want to go.

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Topics: second hand wedding dresses, preowned wedding dresses, sell preowned wedding dress, Cleaning and Preservation

What is Wedding Gown Preservation?

Posted by Sherry Whitehurst on August 21, 2012

 The perfect wedding gown is an investment.     

Most brides I know think a lot about their wedding gown prior to their wedding. You search for your gown, get fitted for the gown, and dream about finally wearing the gown on your wedding day. Your gown story shouldn't end there, though. Wedding Gown Preservation is the final chapter to ensure your gown holds its beauty into the future.

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Topics: wedding gown cleaning and preservation, wedding gown preservation, wedding gown preservation Birmingham Alabama, Cleaning and Preservation

Can I Use A Plastic Garment Bag To Protect a Wedding Dress?

Posted by David Whitehurst on July 12, 2012

A plastic garment bag is a great way to protect a wedding dress while transporting.  It will provide a good barrier from spills and rain, and provide some protection from "crushing" the dress so it can stay more wrinkle free.

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Topics: wedding gown cleaning and preservation, wedding dress preservation, Wedding Dress Care, Cleaning and Preservation

Can I Preserve A Wedding Dress In a Space Bag?

Posted by David Whitehurst on July 5, 2012

I've been asked several times about storing wedding gowns in vacuum seal bags such Space Bags.  And while I've never used the product, I do not recommend using a vacuum seal storage bags for storing wedding dresses.

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Topics: wedding dress cleaning, wedding gown preservation, wedding dress preservation, Cleaning and Preservation

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