To safeguard your wedding memories and the dress of your dreams, have Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners experts in dress conservation clean and preserve it properly. As members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, our team is trained to use the safest, most effective museum-quality methods developed for wedding gown cleaning, restoration, and preservation. Our award-winning service has been endorsed by the Association of Bridal Consultants and by Green Bride Guide. You can trust our Certified Wedding Gown Specialists to give your gown the individual care and attention it deserves.
Wedding Gown Cleaning, Preservation, & Destination Wedding Packing
As preservation specialists, we are trained in the art of textile conservation. Our work begins with a complete inspection and testing of your gown because just as every bride is unique, so is every gown. We analyze fabrics, dyes and weaves, and note embellishments and their composition. Our detailed notes determine which preservation technique and cleaning method is best for your dress so that the embellishments remain affixed and the dress retains its shape and color.
Special treatment by pre-spotting stains
This thorough analysis and evaluation lead us to design a treatment plan written specifically for your gown. Our testing techniques allow us to identify stains and spills – even those you can’t see. Make-up, champagne, wedding cake, and perspiration all affect fabric differently. We identify and treat stains individually before cleaning because if left untreated, sugar stains (caused by champagne) and chloride salts (perspiration) will oxidize over time and appear as brown spots months or even years later. This causes irreversible fabric deterioration. We can eliminate these stains without causing harm to any fibers.
Cleaning Methods Available
We will choose the most effective method of cleaning your gown based on our expert analysis. Cleaning options include the following:
Hydrocarbon – Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners offers the hydrocarbon cleaning method as a natural option for dry cleaning your gown. Hydrocarbon fluid is an environmentally friendly solvent that removes embedded stains and gently treats fabrics such as silk, rayon, or acetate.
Wet-cleaning – Wet cleaning is simply cleaning with water combined with special additives and detergents. It is best for sugar spills, most food stains, and dirty hems. Wet cleaning removes fabric sizing. Removing sizing helps protect your gown because sizing is enticing to mice and insects.
Our Certified Wedding Gown Specialists™ hand clean and treat every gown with an anti-sugar process to remove latent stains.
Wedding Gown Preservation
Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners preservation process involves expert packaging to avoid damage caused by extended creasing, vermin, environmental pollutants, ultraviolet rays, and acid-degradation using the finest archival conservators’ materials available. The materials we use to preserve your wedding gown are the same as those used by museum conservators who have tested the materials and believe they can extend the lifetime of textiles by 200 years or more. Our premium boxes and archival, acid-free tissue are lignin-free and have a neutral pH that prevents fabric deterioration.
For an added touch of elegance, we monogram your initials and wedding date to the exterior muslin cover as a complimentary part of your wedding gown preservation service. Choose from 3 monogram styles and 3 color selections.
Ensure the beauty of your special gown and safeguard our planet’s future. Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners offsets all carbon dioxide emissions that result from the process of cleaning and preserving your wedding gown (from the bride’s trip to and from our store or our drivers picking-up and delivering to you, to the cleaning procedures, to the preservation packaging manufacture) with our donation to Carbonfund.org, the leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization. Our donations support worldwide reforestation projects that reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Whether you are headed halfway around the world or to a nearby location, you want your gown to look fresh and unwrinkled for the ceremony. Our specialty packing service takes the stress out of getting ready for your big day. Our Certified Wedding Gown Specialists will professionally prepare and pack your gown for travel.
Quick Tip: If you do get married on the beach (lucky you!), let your gown dry completely before you pack to go home.
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Wish Upon a Wedding
As part of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners is proud to provide gown care and preservations for Wish Upon A Wedding. Based in Columbus, OH, Wish Upon A Wedding grants wishes for weddings and vow renewals to couples across the country who are facing illness or life-altering circumstances. For more information or for couples seeking help, visit WishUponAWedding.org.
Storing your Gown
Once your gown is returned to you, place it in a climate-controlled area. Do not store your dress in the attic or basement where temperatures and humidity levels fluctuate dramatically. Fluctuating temperatures increase the deterioration rate of textiles. We understand how special your wedding gown is to you. Our highly respected preservation techniques ensure that your wedding gown will always remain the dress of your dreams.
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