Gown preservation

Gown preservation Hero Mobile

You have made an investment in your gown and we can assist you in protecting that investment.


The White Dress by the shore, in conjunction with the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, offers wedding gown cleaning and preservation services. Perhaps someday your daughter or granddaughter will walk down the aisle wearing the same bridal gown that meant so much to you! We allow you to preserve your wedding gown with a MuseumCare preservation and turn the memory of your special day into an heirloom. Every gown is hand-transported to a CT-based gown cleaning and preservation plant, so your gown is always in someone's hands and never shipped. This is where it undergoes the following procedures:



Each gown is hand-treated and cleaned individually — never in combination with any other bridal gown. Every precaution is taken to protect delicate beads, embroidery, and lace during the cleaning process.



Spills containing sugar, salt, and acid often dry clear and cannot be seen. These latent stains do not dissolve during ordinary dry cleaning and turn an ugly brown over time. The unique anti-sugar stain treatment used ensures that all sugar, salt, and acid — seen or unseen — is removed.


Environmentally-Pure, Lasting Protection: Vacuum or plastic seals and other materials can damage wedding gowns. Your bridal gown will be layered with acid-free tissue and carefully folded into an acid-free, museum-quality, archival wedding chest with a clear window for viewing.


When your gown is to be worn again, it can be returned to any participating Certified Wedding Gown Specialist who will inspect and press the gown at no charge.


Please call  or email The White Dress by the shore for gown cleaning and preservation rates – 860.669.4596. You will save $75 if you are a TWD bride and pay for this service prior to your wedding day. 


You may include a veil and or belt with your gown at no charge. We do provide this service for gowns that were not purchased with us.  You can expect your beautiful gown to be returned to us expertly cleaned and preserved in 6-8 weeks.