Gown Preservation

Brothers Cleaners has been servicing Raleigh’s dry cleaning needs for over 85 years. So, when it comes to a company you can trust with your wedding gown, you can count on Brothers! That’s because we take pride in preserving your gown, and understand your gown’s precious sentimental value. After all, a wedding gown properly preserved and stored can be passed on for generations, not only bringing you happiness on your wedding day, but preserving the memory for many years to come.

Our Commitment to Excellence
We are committed to quality! Our staff is professionally trained to provide museum-quality cleaning and storage of your gown. We use the same archival quality boxes and tissue paper as the nation’s leading museums. Our boxes are made from single wall corrugated board, which is acid-free, lignin-free, sulfur-free, and is solidly dyed with a bridal white finish. The box is constructed with a clear viewing window, is water resistant, and insect proof to ensure a long preserved life. Once your gown has been processed, we will call to set an appointment for you to come in and inspect your gown before we prepare it for packaging to ensure your satisfaction with the results. This way you can inspect your gown in full view before it is stored.

The Cleaning Process
To begin the preservation process, the gown is checked thoroughly for stains. Beads and other trim are tested for cleanability. Then, the gown is carefully pre-spotted to remove any stains. The gown is then cleaned in a pure solvent and process dried. Once again the gown is checked and despotted if necessary. The gown is then post inspected insuring the preservation of the designer’s lines and drape. After the cleaning process, the gown is carefully packaged in an acid-free box with a cotton-muslin liner. We also utilize acid-free tissue paper to cushion the folds of the gown.

Gown Restoration…Bringing back the dress and the memories!

Maybe it’s your mom’s wedding dress or even your grandmother’s gown you would like to wear on your wedding day. In addition to our gown preservation services, Brothers Cleaners has gown restoration capabilities to make this special heirloom look and fit like it did when she wore it.

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