A wedding dress is probably the most precious garment a woman will ever wear, and quite possibly the most expensive, and so demands expert cleaning.
At Solent Cleaners we provide the individual attention and personalized care you need and we use only the safest products to preserve your precious memories. Our experts will ensure that each wedding dress is treated with the care it deserves at every stage, and cleaned to the highest possible standards.
Examination and Cleaning
We will choose the appropriate cleaning process only after discussion with yourself. This may be either drycleaning or a wet cleaning process depending on the type of dress, the trimming and the degree of soiling or staining present. To ensure that the best possible cleaning results are achieved we strongly recommend that you bring in your dress for cleaning as soon after your wedding as possible. This is to avoid the possibility of irreparable damage being caused to the materials by leaving stains untreated. On receipt all garments are inspected at the counter, so that any apparent water, and alcohol or sugar based stains can be identified for treatment by our skilled pre-spotters prior to cleaning.
Boxing & Preservation
A Wedding Dress Box protects your dress in the most traditional and natural way possible, by helping to prevent the potentially harmful effects of our surroundings from reaching your dress, thereby keeping it safe and looking fantastic for years to come.
The Wedding Dress Box is made from specially milled pH neutral board, which means it does not contain acid or alkali. Most items around us, such as wood, cardboard of a normal box, dyes in fabrics, all contain acid. If a wedding dress is in contact with such items, the acid will affect the fabric and cause “yellowing” or discolouration to appear after several years. The Wedding Dress Box, combined with the acid free tissue will provide a pH neutral and safe environment in which to keep your dress.
Because The Wedding Dress Box is the most beautiful and romantic way that you will find to preserve your wedding dress, there is no longer a need to store in the attic where it could be susceptible to disasters such as a leaking roof. Your Dress Box can be kept as a pretty feature in the bedroom, and this in itself will keep your dress in a more stable temperature and reliable environment.