Before your wedding day
At Crouse’s Cleaners we offer pre-wedding pressing and finishing of your wedding gown. Our professionally trained staff will handle your gown with the utmost care and make sure it looks perfect for your wedding day.
You won’t want to forget about the rest of your wedding party and family. At Crouse’s Cleaners we will make sure everyone looks their best. We take care of cleaning and pressing of suits, tuxedos, mother of the bride and groom dresses, bridesmaid and flower girl dress’ too.
After your wedding day
Each gown cleaning & preservation features the following steps:
We complete a detailed inspection of your gown for stains & damage.
- We hand treat and clean each gown individually, taking every precaution to protect delicate beadwork, lace or embroidery.
- We carefully package and preserve your clean gown using a museum-quality process and acid-free materials. This process protects your bridal gown from the air and light that can cause unprotected gowns to yellow over time.
Wearing an heirloom gown
If you are considering wearing an heirloom gown for your wedding day, contact our Wedding Gown Specialist for a free consultation as early as possible. Restoration of older gowns requires careful attention as many fabrics will have naturally yellowed or deteriorated with age.
We also frequently restore gowns as they are a special keepsake, even if they aren’t being worn. If you have an heirloom gown that you would like restored, contact our Wedding Gown Specialist at Crouse’s Cleaners.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you wondering about the cost of cleaning and/or preservation of your wedding gown?
It depends on your gown. Each gown is unique, being made of different fabrics and with different embellishments. Contact our Certified Wedding Gown Specialist for an estimate on cleaning, restoring and/or preservation of your gown.
Please note: We are able to give approximate pricing by phone and email, however we will need to see your gown to give an exact quote. Base prices can be found on our prices page.
How long does it take to clean and preserve a wedding gown?
We request two weeks for cleaning and preservation of a wedding gown. If you are in a rush, please contact us by phone and we will be happy to try and accommodate your request.
Please note: Heirloom and Vintage gowns can take up to a month for cleaning and restoration.
How do I store my gown at home?
Remove the preservation box from the plastic bag. Plastic does not allow the gown to breathe and can cause yellowing.
Store your gown in a cool, dark, dry location like an office or spare bedroom closet. Avoid places conducive to moisture or excessive heat. Storing your gown in a basement, garage or room with higher humidity may cause the fabric to become brittle or mildew.
If you have your gown preserved with Crouse’s Cleaners, we use the MuseumCare Preservation™ method for storage. This means we use an archival-quality preservation chest and only white acid-free tissue paper. This is the best quality method for minimizing yellowing or deterioration of your gown.
If you’ve choose to store your gown hanging, it can be put in one of our muslin bags or you can wrap it in a white sheet or unbleached muslin to protect it.
Can I take my gown out of the preservation box?
Yes! We suggest that you check your gown every 2 to 3 years. The oils from your skin can cause damage, so we’ve provided white cotton gloves to wear while handling the gown.
What does it mean to be a part of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
At Crouse’s Cleaners, we are the only dry cleaner in Northern Alberta providing preservation using the MuseumCare Preservation™ method. Our membership with this organization also includes an International Guarantee of your gown preservation in over 500 cities around the world. For more details on the International Guarantee visit www.weddinggownspecialists.com
If your gown is worn again, you can also return it to any participating Wedding Gown Specialist who will inspect and press it at no charge.
starting at $159.97
Do you have questions about having your wedding gown cleaned or preserved?
Contact our wedding gown specialist and she will be happy to answer them.
Please note: The cost of cleaning a gown is not dependent on the number of spots & stains.