Cleaning and Preservation

Cleaning & Preservation

Your wedding gown is the most important garment you will ever wear. You want to preserve that investment even after your wedding day. The Plumed Serpent Bridal offers wedding gown cleaning and preservation services. Every gown is delivered to a Connecticut based gown cleaning and preservation plant where it undergoes the following procedures:

Hand Cleaning

Each gown is hand-treated and cleaned individually — never in combination with any other bridal gown. Every precaution is taken to protect delicate beads, embroidery, and lace during the cleaning process.

Anti-Sugar Stain Treatment

Spills containing sugar, salt, and acid often dry clear and cannot be seen. These latent stains do not dissolve during ordinary dry cleaning and turn an ugly brown over time. The unique anti-sugar stain treatment used, featured in Modern Bride and Brides magazine, ensures that all sugar, salt, and acid — seen or unseen — is removed.

Environmentally-Pure, Lasting Protection

Vacuum or plastic seals and other materials can damage wedding gowns. Your bridal gown will be layered with acid-free tissue and carefully folded into an acid-free, museum-quality, archival wedding chest with a clear window for viewing. When your gown is to be worn again, it can be returned to any participating Certified Wedding Gown Specialist™ who will inspect and press the gown at no charge. Special pricing is offered to Plumed Serpent Brides.