Preserving an Everlasting Memory
You're not just preserving any gown; this is the one that marks the beginning of your lifetime together.
Ella Park Bridal entrusts The Wedding Gown Preservation Company, who has specialized in gown preservation since 1913 and has built a name among brides for many generations. Their cleaning methods have been proven and recognized by the International Fabric Institute as the best method in the gown preservation industry. These methods are also organic and environmentally-friendly. They pride themselves in the highest standard of quality and care of bridal gowns in cleaning and preservation.
Wedding Gown Preservation Company removes spots and thoroughly clean the entire gown, paying special attention to the neckline, trim, and hemline. Experts will then shape the gown, position it on a full bust form, and fill the sleeves (if necessary). Afterwards the bust form is fitted carefully into an acid-neutral preservation chest with an acid-free display window. The preservation chest is enclosed in a 700 lb test shipping carton. Your gown is then shipped back to you pre-paid anywhere in the Continental United States via UPS. The preservation will be completed within 6 to 12 weeks after the gown is received. Please see the two lines of preservation kits that Ella Park Bridal offers.
The cost for a preservation kit ranges from $209 to $259.
Traditional Kit $209 includes the following:
- $500 insurance value
- Prepaid gown cleaning
- White preservation chest
- 100 year certificate guarantee
- Outside shipping container
- Pre-paid shipping both ways
- May include (5) accessories at no charge including veil, garter, headpiece
Celebrity Upgrade $50 includes all the items from traditional kit above and:
Recommended for all silk, couture, or any gown valued over $500. They thoroughly hand press the garment to assure that it does not have any permanent wrinkles, as they can weaken the fabric over time. Your garment is then wrapped in museum-style, unbleached muslin before being placed in the preservation chest.
- *UPGRADE: Additional $1,000 insurance value (additional available for added cost)
- *UPGRADE: Hand pressing
- *UPGRADE: Silver preservation chest
Personalization Options (additional fees apply):
As a great way to remember your special day, our personalization package enables you to add a caption and a picture to your Preservation Chest. Ask your Consultant for pricing.
- Photo with no Text – Add a picture of you in the gown
- Photo with Caption – Include a photo of the two of you with your names and wedding date.
- Text Only – Include a caption of your names and wedding date.
Gown Preservation FAQ
How do I purchase a Preservation Kit? One of our expert bridal consultants at Ella Park Bridal will assist you in the process. When you come into the store, you will simply fill out the enclosed pre-paid order form. We will use the materials provided to pack up your wedding dress and attach the UPS shipping label. Please note for your protection, an adult signature will be required when your gown is delivered back to you so an adult must be present.
Do I need to have my wedding dress cleaned before sending it? No, Wedding Gown Preservation Company will handle all the cleaning of your wedding dress to ensure a proper preservation.
What stains are removed with your process, and what kind of repairs can be done? Wedding Gown Preservation Company is able to remove approximately 95% of all stains including tar, blood, perspiration, grass, mud, grease, food, sugar stains from cake icing, wine and other beverages. They pride themselves on having a highly trained staff that can handle most repairs for a nominal fee. Please let us know if you would like a repair quote.
Can I send anything else along with my gown? And what can be seen in the display window? You may send (5) additional items at no charge such as your veil, headpiece, gloves, garter, small purse, and/or handkerchief. From the display window, you will be able to view your gown and veil. Any other items will be positioned at the bottom of the window, where possible, or packed underneath your dress.
How can I track the status of my gown for preservation? If you provide an email address on your paperwork, you will be notified electronically when your gown is received and when it ships back to you. You can click below for the status of your gown with your serial#. If you have any difficulties, please call 1-800-305-3108
Is my wedding dress guaranteed? YES! Wedding Gown Preservation Company will provide a lifetime guarantee against caramelized sugar stains or yellowing. If at anytime your wedding dress is found to have yellowed or has caramelized stains, Wedding Gown Preservation Company will reprocess your wedding dress at no additional cost. If reprocessing is found to be unsuccessful, Wedding Gown Preservation Company will refund the preservation cost. REMEMBER: NEVER store your wedding dress in the attic or basement!
Where should I direct any questions or concerns? You may contact Wedding Gown Preservation Company at 1-800-305-3108 and a representative would be happy to assist you. For your convenience, hours are Monday through Friday 8a-4p EST.
How long does it take before I receive my preserved gown back? Please allow 6-12 weeks to receive your gown back to be assured that your gown receives the individual attention it deserves.