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.

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