Your wedding dress is a memorable keepsake that will always remind you of your special day. Some brides keep their dress to wear again when they renew their vows, but passing on your dress to your children or grandchildren can also be a meaningful family tradition.
We have been cleaning and preserving wedding dresses at Margaret’s The Couture Cleaners since 1953. Our experts are intimately familiar with all types of wedding dresses and materials, so you can trust that we’ll get you optimal results—Contact Margeret’s today for an estimate to schedule a wedding dress cleaning and preservation.
Wedding Dress Yellowing
A primary concern with keeping your wedding dress is that the fabric often yellows over time.
Yellowing can result from chemical reactions resulting from stains on your wedding day. Several things can affect your dress, including oil from your skin, sweat, wine, and food stains.
Yellowing can also happen as the material breaks down, especially if you live in a warm climate. Wedding dress dry cleaning can preserve your dress by neutralizing the fibers in the fabric.
As a professional couture wedding gown dry cleaner, we will assess the stains and risks of yellowing and create a unique plan of action to restore each dress to its former glory.
With more brides opting for vintage or second-hand dresses, you’ll be happy to know that we can also dry clean your family heirloom dress or vintage couture find.
Margaret's Wedding Dress Dry-Cleaning Services
At Margaret’s, we offer many services to clean and preserve your unique wedding keepsakes.
We Dry-Clean All Wedding Dresses
We can work with any gown design, no matter how intricate the details are. We can also dry-clean delicate fabrics. If your dress comes with accessories, you can also trust us to dry-clean and preserve your veil, jacket, garter, or shawl so you can remember every detail of your wedding day.
Professional Care & Attention
Our seasoned team of couture dry cleaning specialists will meticulously inspect your dress. We adopt a bespoke approach to dry cleaning your exquisite wedding gown, recognizing the distinctiveness of each piece.
Harnessing time-tested techniques, we are experts in eradicating stains from the fabric and forestalling any further chemical reactions. Our proficiency empowers us to select the most suitable products and procedures to extract stains from the material while maintaining the pristine condition of your stunning gown.
Highly Experienced Wedding Dress Cleaners
We clean thousands of designer dresses every year. Over the years, we have helped thousands of brides turn gorgeous gowns into treasured keepsakes. Whether you want to display your beautiful dress, store it for your daughter’s wedding, or wear it again when you renew your wedding vows, our experienced cleaners can preserve and protect your dress from yellowing.
Top-Rated Wedding Dress Dry-Cleaning Service by Margaret's
Dry cleaning luxury wedding dresses will always entail working with complicated designs, intricate details, and garments that combine different types of fabrics. Elegant embroidery details, beads, sequins, and pearls also require special care.
Our team of experts has been working with wedding dresses since 1953, and our professional dry cleaners will:
- Dry clean and restore your dress and accessories.
- Press the dress to create a neat appearance.
- Select the right cleaning products to prevent yellowing.
- Adapt to the unique design of your dress and work with different fabrics.
- Prepare the dress for display or storage.
When we finish cleaning your dress, it will look as good as the day you bought it. With our preservation and storage options, you can ensure that your dress will stay looking that way so you can pass it on to your daughter on her wedding day.
Our Wedding Dress Dry-Cleaning Process
Here’s what to expect from our wedding dress dry cleaning service.
Place a Service Order
Get started by telling us more about your dress and your expectations. We’ll answer any questions and help you select extra services as needed.
Get Your Dress Collected
Next, we’ll set a date and time that works for you so our courier can pick up your dress. We’ll send you a kit you can use to pack the dress safely.
The Magic Happens
Our experts will inspect the dress and develop the best plan of action. We’ll dry-clean the dress, press it, and prepare it for storage or display.
Receive Your Dry-Cleaned Dress
We’ll then ship the dress back to you. We can pack it for storage or upgrade your order with a presentation box.
It usually takes three weeks to get your dress back. It can take up to five weeks around the holidays since we close between Christmas and New Year. Dry cleaning can also take longer, around October, since it’s the busiest month for the wedding industry.
Delays can happen if we receive a dress in a different state from what was described.
We can do wonders and restore dresses over 100 years old. However, sending your gown immediately after your wedding day is best so the stains don’t have time to set in. We can send you a shipping kit in advance so you can pack your dress as soon as the event is over.
Professional Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning & Care
We’re a family-owned business that has been around for six decades. Over the past 60 years, we’ve developed the best methods for cleaning and preserving wedding gowns without damaging delicate fabric and details.
As the nation's first Five-Star Certified Cleaner, you can trust that we will go above and beyond when cleaning your beautiful keepsakes. We also use the latest technologies to get the best results possible. Contact us today to learn more about our wedding dress dry cleaning services.
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Description of Services: A Rodeo Valentino boutique’s heartbroken client brought into their store what was a brand-new purse that she had recently purchased from them. This beautiful lambskin bag with contrasting quilted stitching and studded accents was destroyed (or so they all thought) by a large hand sanitizer spill. The client was going to throw it away...until they recommended Margaret’s Cleaners. They had learned over the years if there was any chance of successful cleaning or repairs of high-end items, Margaret’s is the only place to go.
"Margaret’s did not disappoint them! When it was delivered back to the store the employees raved! Here are some of the comments we heard... “Blown away” ... “An amazing save” ... “Truly astonishing” ... “Looks new again” ... “As though damage never happened” ... “Absolutely spectacular work!”
"Margaret’s is hands down, THE BEST!”
— The staff at the Rodeo
UPS just delivered my second Prada handbag to be cleaned by your business. I can't tell you how impressed I am by the beautiful results! The woman that called to tell me it was being shipped was so helpful and thorough. She was delightful and really went out of her way with customer service.
Though I live the majority of the time in Denver, I will always make a point of using your business whenever I am staying at our second home in La Jolla. Thank you!
— Jan B., New York"
No one in Tucson could clean my bag and have any confidence in the results. I found Margaret's on the internet. Thank you for the wonderful job that you did on my handbag. It looks better than new! I'm giving your information to my local dry cleaner as they are very interested in being able to refer clients to you who have similar problems as mine.
— Elizabeth P., Tucson, AZ
While at Neiman Marcus in San Diego, a wonderful sales girl recommened your store. Thank you for you exemplary workmanship. It's a pleasure for me as a client!
— Cindy E.
I was not able to find someone locally [to fix my purse]. I did an internet search and based on your website and prompt response to my email, determined that your company was probably the best! I was very pleased with how everything was handled. In today's world, it is wonderful to find a company with ""old world"" values. Thank you so much!
— Jayne E., Cincinnati, Ohio
You have restored two of my purses, one a vintage 1948 purse, to pristine condition. I just wanted to say thank you!
— Sheila G.
Handbags, Shoes & Accessories Cleaning Request
Margaret’s Cleaners offers complimentary pick-up and delivery with our Valet Delivery Service throughout much of Southern California. Our delivery representatives receive extensive training, enabling them to answer most of the questions you may have about your order. In addition, we give you text and phone access to your driver directly. Your representative also keeps track of your special delivery instructions and preferences. The comprehensive profile we maintain for you makes sure that we’ll always satisfy your dry cleaning and delivery needs. We service homes, businesses, retail stores, bridal salons throughout San Diego and Orange Counties, and much of Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills. In addition, our CleanByMail service is available Nationwide.