From Fitting to Forever: Elevating Your Experience with Cleaning and Preservation

From Fitting to Forever: Elevating Your Experience with Cleaning and Preservation

For today’s blog post, we're delving into a topic that often gets overlooked in the whirlwind of wedding planning: cleaning and preservation. You've found the perfect dress, danced the night away, and now it's time to ensure your gown stays as beautiful as the day you said "I do."


With over four decades of experience as a family business specializing in wedding dress cleaning, Brides by Solo knows a thing or two about preserving those cherished memories. Our commitment to excellence and passion for what we do ensure that your gown receives the royal treatment it deserves, from fitting to forever!



Why Professional Cleaning Matters


You may be wondering, "Why do I need to have my wedding dress professionally cleaned?" Even if your gown doesn't appear dirty, there are undetectable enemies lurking beneath the surface. Stubborn stains like champagne, sweat, and even invisible ones like body oils can set in and darken over time, becoming nearly impossible to remove.

With thousands of dresses passing through our hands, we've honed our expertise in handling all styles, designs, and fabrics (except silk). Whether your gown is adorned with intricate beadwork or delicate lace, we have the knowledge and experience to restore its beauty!


The Cleaning Process

When you entrust your dress to us, the journey begins with a thorough inspection. We meticulously examine every inch, identifying areas in need of attention, from tears to stubborn stains. Our goal is perfection, and we won't rest until your gown sparkles like new!


Using specialist products and gentle hand techniques, we lovingly clean your dress, erasing dirt and stains without compromising delicate fabrics or embellishments. We avoid machines in favor of meticulous manual cleaning, ensuring that every detail is perfectly preserved.


Repairs, if needed, are carried out with your consent, and we keep you informed every step of the way. Once your gown is pristine, we move on to the steaming process, eliminating any lingering bacteria and wrinkles. We'll even clean your heels for you! Check out this impressive before and after - the bride had leftover spray tan on her heels that we were able to completely remove: 


Preservation for Posterity

Once your dress has been cleaned and repaired to perfection, but the journey doesn't end there. Our beautiful storage boxes, made in the UK and lined with acid-free paper, provide the ideal environment for long-term preservation. Choose from a range of sizes, and rest easy knowing that your gown is protected from the ravages of time!



But what about destination weddings or future anniversary celebrations? Fear not, for we also offer airline travel boxes, ensuring that your gown remains pristine no matter where life takes you!



At Brides by Solo, we understand that your wedding dress is more than just fabric and thread - it's a symbol of love, commitment, and cherished memories. We take pride in treating every gown as if it were our own, delivering results that exceed expectations.



And don't just take our word for it! Here are some of the fabulous reviews our beautiful brides have left us:

Let Brides by Solo elevate your experience with expert cleaning and preservation. Because when it comes to your wedding dress, from fitting to forever, only the best will do! 


Book your appointment with us today! 


(PS: follow our dress cleaning IG page here to get some behind-the-scenes looks at our cleaning and preservation process!)