Your wedding is an unforgettable milestone in romantic partnership, often encapsulated in your wedding gown’s aesthetic elegance.
Preserve this symbol of love and commitment for future familial generations with our exceptional service. Margaret’s is a trusted leader in wedding dress cleaning, wedding dress preservation, and restoration. We’ve been caring for gowns since 1953.
With our dedication to excellence and extensive experience as the nation's first Five Star Certified Cleaner, we’re fully equipped to handle a variety of styles and designs – from vintage to ultra-modern gowns. Margaret’s the Couture Cleaners is a company that has been family-run for six decades, with countless accolades in this area, and continually voted Best of Weddings year after year on The Knot and Wedding Wire.
If you have an elegant wedding gown that you want to preserve, contact Margaret’s the Couture Cleaner today. With more than 60 years of experience and many awards, nobody matches the quality of our experts.
Why Preserve Your Wedding Dress?
Unseen stains from sweat and dirt naturally accumulate in fabric. These can damage the delicate fabric of your wedding dress over time, leading to discoloration, yellowing, and ultimately material decay – wedding dresses are delicate garments.
Brides nationwide have placed their trust in our professional wedding dress cleaning & preservation service, ensuring the longevity of their cherished gowns.
With the hustle and bustle of your wedding day, many brides overlook that their dresses are easily exposed to damaging elements. These can range from simple bodily sweat and oils to dirt accumulated from the venue, lest we forget the possibility of accidental spills during the wedding festivities.
Margaret’s Couture Cleaners harness the power of professional-grade cleaning and preservation techniques to combat these unseen threats, giving your wedding dress the protection it needs to stand the test of time.
High-End Wedding Dress Preservation
Since 1953, Margaret's has assisted thousands of brides in transforming their beautiful wedding gowns from closet keepsakes to treasured family heirlooms.
Our award-winning delicate fabric cleaning technology and patented wedding dress preservation process are unparalleled and trusted by discerning brides who desire the quality of museum curators.
Our high-end garment care is under the strict supervision of our exceptional master dry cleaner, ensuring adherence to our stringent quality control standards.
Every wedding gown that comes under our care is treated as a unique work of art. Our team understands that no two dresses are the same, and as such, each gown requires a bespoke preservation approach that respects its design, fabric, and embellishments. With our extensive experience, we have honed our processes to ensure that each dress is treated with the utmost care, regardless of its style or age.
Wedding Dress Preservation FAQs
While many services offer a "lifetime" guarantee against yellowing or fading, Margaret's goes further. We ensure our professional cleaning and preservation results for future brides. Following your gown preservation, we offer long-term storage in a climate-controlled environment.
Absolutely! Our preservation process allows your treasured gown to be worn by loved ones at their weddings, a heartfelt tribute to your timeless style. Once worn again, it can be re-preserved for the next generation to cherish.
Yes! Our services have assisted brides nationwide in eliminating yellowing from their wedding dresses, restoring them to their original brilliance.
Other Wedding Dress Services We Offer
At Margaret's, our commitment to caring for your wedding dress extends beyond just preservation. We offer a wide array of specialized services tailored to the specific needs of your gown. From expert dry and wet cleaning methods to delicate restoration and precise alterations, our experienced staff is dedicated to giving your dress the attention it deserves.
Whether it's a dress recently worn or a vintage gown passed down through generations, we have the experience and skills to rejuvenate its original beauty and ensure it's ready for the next cherished moment.
Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning
At Margaret's, we use a gentle, odorless organic solution that is particularly effective on beads, sequins, lace, trims, and vintage fabric. Our processes, honed over decades, coupled with our expert staff's combined years of wedding dress cleaning experience, ensure even gowns with unserviceable embellishments and trims are effectively cleaned and restored.
All wedding dresses are hand-cleaned, air-dried, and hand-pressed, with the veil and headpiece spot-cleaned as required. We inspect each wedding dress multiple times throughout the process, taking note of fabric conditions, challenging stains, and delicate details like bows and overlays.
For stubborn stains such as hem soil, "invisible stains," yellow spillage, and general discoloration that dry cleaning may not remove, we turn to our wet cleaning department for further removal and restoration.
Wedding Dresses Wet Cleaning
Wet cleaning is a water-based restoration method where the wedding dress is hand-bathed with a neutral organic cleaner for delicate fabrics. Our highly knowledgeable staff has extensive experience utilizing this method, which has delivered extraordinary results – for decades.
Restoring Second and Third-Generation Wedding Dresses
We pride ourselves in restoring wedding dresses to their original state. Our experienced staff address concerns such as age-related fiber weakness, improper storage, staining, perspiration, and light exposure.
Restyling & Alterations
Our expert seamstresses are skilled in creating a new bustle, adding lace, applying new beading and ornamentation, restyling a wedding dress, or performing minor alterations. With decades of experience, they will personally address all your needs, ensuring that you look your best for your special day.
Wedding Dress Preservation by Margaret's
At Margaret's, we will help you preserve your gown so you can pass it to future generations.
Utilizing the heirloom preservation system preferred by museum conservators, we store your expertly cleaned and hand-finished gown in an acid-free box with acid-free tissue and a cotton muslin liner, aiming to extend the life of your dress for 200 years.
Margaret's is your premier source for couture bridal cleaning, alterations, pressing, gown preservation, on-site pick-up and delivery, and storage. Contact us today for more information on our wedding dress preservation services.
Valentino Handbag #3
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.