The Top 7 Questions about Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation, Answered!


Why should I have my wedding dress cleaned and preserved after my wedding day?

 The fibres of a wedding gown will yellow and deteriorate over time. Also, stains can cause damage to the fabric. Sometimes these stains are invisible and you may not even know they are there (like champagne!).

 How soon after my wedding should I bring in my dress to be cleaned to avoid permanent damage?

The sooner the better! The more quickly we can treat any spots or stains the better chance we have at removing them. Also, over time stains can cause damage to the fibres of the gown.

 How much does cleaning and preservation of a wedding gown cost?

Check out our website for the most current pricing at For an exact quote, you can bring in your wedding gown. There is no obligation to leave it! We understand that wedding gown cleaning is an investment.

How long will it take to have my wedding gown cleaned?

We ask for about 2 weeks for cleaning and preservation. If you are in a hurry, please contact us and we will let you know if we can make special arrangements to have it done in a shorter time period.

 What is the step by step process for cleaning a wedding gown?

See our post “The 5 Steps of Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation” to read what happens behind the scenes when you have your wedding gown cleaned and preserved.

 What is the best preservation system for storing my wedding gown?

 At Crouse’s Cleaners we recommend the MuseumCareTM Preservation System. This system provides the best quality preservation box currently available in the dry cleaning industry for protecting your gown from yellowing or deteriorating over time.

I’ve had my wedding gown preserved, now how do I store it at home?

It is recommended to store your gown in just the box (remove the plastic) in a dark, dry place with low humidity. You don’t want to store it in a spot that water will get to if your house has any water or flooding issues. You also don’t want to leave your gown in an area that has direct sunlight.

Have other questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Wedding Gown Specialist, Kathleen and she’ll be happy to answer them!