Where to get a wedding dress cleaned, preserved?

wedding veil brideMindy asks via Twitter:

Can anyone recommend a good place to get a wedding dress (and veil? and shoes?) preserved?

We've seen a handful of places advertise this service... but it's an important item, so we can see how you wouldn't want to take it just any place.

So, anyone have a suggestion for Mindy? Please share!

photo: Flickr user billaday (cc)


Colonial Cleaners on N. Allen used to do it back when I got married a decade or so ago. Might want to call and see if they still do.

Executive Cleaners seems exceptionally professional in regular dry cleaning & alterations, and so I trusted them for this service, too. I think they did it well, though it's kind-of hard to tell, as the dress ends up practically hermetically-sealed in a huge box. That's the only downside - finding closet space for a massive box containing a wedding dress.

From @elisdraper: "Executive Cleaners, Stuyvesant. Some bridal stores also clean & preserve--Something Bleu Bridal in Saratoga offers this service."

Tuxego in Latham works with someone who provides this service, and, in the past, has included a coupon for a discount on dress cleaning/preservation to customers who rent suits or tuxedos there.

Silvestri Cleaners on Fuller Rd does cleaning and preservation. I haven't had my dress done, but I have been getting my clothes cleaned there for several years and have always been satisfied with their work. They are incredibly reliable and very nice people!

Colonial Cleaners on North Allen definitely still does wedding dresses. I'd be careful about anything else you bring there though, as the employees love to loot the pockets of anything you mistakenly leave in there. I speak from experience.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Today's moment of wildlife

While walking along Myrtle Ave near South Main Ave in Albany Monday afternoon, we heard this faint whooshing sound and then looked back to see... (more)

Upstate Artists Guild campaign

There's a GoFundMe campaign in progress to help keep the Upstate Artists Guild on Lark Street. The campaign has a $8,500 goal, and after two... (more)

How to store 750,000 gallons of water, out of sight

Quick photo follow-up on that big storm water project the Albany water department is building just off Woodlawn Ave, which is aimed at adding some... (more)

Common Side Effects

We got a chance to stop in at the Esther Massry Gallery at Saint Rose to catch a look at Common Side Effects, the exhibition... (more)

H. screening at Revolution Hall

Maybe you remember a while back there was that independent movie that filmed in Troy and involved a scene in which a giant head was... (more)

Recent Comments

... the Helderberg neighborhood is fabulous for Trick or Treating, maybe too much so. We always see families coming from other parts of Albany by the van load - being dropped off at one end and working their way to the other. Lots of houses in friendly neighborhoods = a packed and good time. It is also rumored that a few adults dress up and roam the streets handing out adult beverages to other adults. Again, just a rumor...

Can you answer these five 8th grade math questions correctly?

...has 49 comments, most recently from beeb

Upstate Artists Guild campaign

...has 1 comment, most recently from Afraid

Eight short stories recalling the lives of African Americans buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery

...has 5 comments, most recently from Paula

The People's Art: Selections from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection

...has 1 comment, most recently from LB

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 4 comments, most recently from grandmastergus