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HOW IT WORKS

Besides your photos, your wedding gown is one of the only keepsakes from your big day. Investing in proper preservation not only makes storing your gown easier, but also eliminates the risk of fabric yellowing or other damage taking place. Eco-Clean uses the safest most eco-friendly process that avoids chemicals and leaves your wedding dress residue free.

The best part? We may be based in Austin, but through our mailing program we can serve all the neighborhoods of Ft. Worth and the surrounding areas including Arlington Heights, Rivercrest, Fairmount, Westover Hills, and Westcliff. All you have to do is mail your dress and we take care of the rest. Here’s how:

  1. You select an EcoClean package and place your order
  2. We send you a mailing kit (box and tracking included!)
  3. You pack up your dress and accessories and mail them to us
  4. We clean your dress, do a quality inspection and the final boxing
  5. You receive your cleaned dress that is preserved for generations to come

PERSONAL TOUCH, PREMIUM PROCESS

At EcoClean, our wet cleaning and pressing teams have over 80 years of combined experience in garment care. Through our mail order service, we provide our premium process to Fort Worth brides and brides across the entire U.S. Our team takes pride in handling your gown as if it was our own, and in using our unique eco-friendly process to restore your wedding dress back to the day you picked it up at your dress shop.

Our team takes multiple unique steps with each and every wedding gown to make sure it is properly preserved. Here’s what will happen after your dress and accessories travel from Ft. Worth to Austin:

  • We start by accessing each gown to identify unique fabrics, embellishments, construction and cleaning needed.
  • Our team then hand treats stains and removes debris before placing the dress in a specially designed protective mesh bag.
  • Dresses are then washed alone with gentle chemical-free detergents and specialized conditioners and then hanged to dry to avoid damaging heat.
  • We then meticulously steam and hand press the gown back to its pre-wedding look and send photos to the bride so they can see the full dress and accessories to ensure they meet their expectations before they are safely placed in the preservation box.
  • Dresses are then placed in a preservation box to minimize wrinkling and ensure an optimal environment for storage.
  • The fully preserved wedding gown is shipped back safely back to Forth Worth and will arrive on the bride’s doorstep in a special shipping box.

FAQ’s

Questions about our wedding gown preservation services? Check out our bride’s most frequently asked questions.

WHAT IS WEDDING DRESS PRESERVATION?

Wedding dress preservation is the process of cleaning and boxing a gown to prepare it for long-term storage and protect it from deterioration. All fabrics have a potential to be harmed by environmental elements, stress from hanging, chemical residue, and long-term exposure to foreign substances. The unique construction of wedding dresses are no exception. Proper preservation starts with stain treatment and washing with a wet cleaning process. After a wedding dress is thoroughly cleaned, it is hand pressed and delicately arranged in a museum quality storage box. Different from dry cleaning, wet cleaning eliminates the possibility of yellowing through time because no chemical based petroleum solvents are used to clean the fabric.

WHAT IS WEDDING DRESS RESTORATION? HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM WEDDING DRESS CLEANING?

Wedding dress restoration typically refers to wedding dresses that require additional effort to return them to a pre-wedding condition. Outdoor Ft. Worth weddings often leave dresses with excessive stains or soil. This type of stain along with old stains normally require wedding dress restoration instead of wedding dress preservation.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PRESERVE A WEDDING DRESS?

The best way to preserve a wedding dress is to have it professionally cleaned by a wet cleaner. Preservation involves stain removal, cleaning, hand-pressing and careful placement in a museum quality wedding gown preservation box. Proper preservation requires untreated muslin and acid/lignan-free tissue, bust form, and box that support the garment to protect from permanent fold lines. Due to the delicate nature and construction of wedding gown, taking a DIY approach to cleaning your wedding gown at home is extremely risky.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE A WEDDING DRESS?

A wedding dress should be stored in an acid free museum quality preservation box after it has been properly cleaned and pressed. The best way to do this is to take it to (or ship it to) a professional wet cleaner who will make sure to remove all stains and debris and use a cleaning method that will leave the fabric residue free. Once your dress is preserved, the storage box should be placed in an environment with no direct sunlight, moisture, or extreme temperatures.

WHERE DO I GET MY WEDDING DRESS CLEANED?

A wedding dress should be cleaned and preserved by an experienced wet cleaner. Many local dry cleaners in Texas send their wedding dresses away to be cleaned by other companies. Wedding dress cleaning by mail is now a very popular option and it allows the bride to be in Dallas, but deal directly with the company cleaning the dress. This gives brides in Texas and across the country to have access to high quality wedding dress preservation.

WHO ARE THE BEST WEDDING DRESS CLEANERS?

A simple search may have led you here, and that’s because EcoClean is one of the largest wet cleaners in the United States. We have been wet cleaning wedding gowns for over 20 years and are regularly voted the best cleaner in Austin. Our wedding dress cleaning and preservation mail order service means you can be in Fort Worth or anywhere throughout the U.S. and still have access to properly preserving your wedding dress.

WHERE CAN I FIND WEDDING GOWN PRESERVATION KIT REVIEWS OR WEDDING DRESS PRESERVATION REVIEWS FOR ECOCLEAN?

Here’s what our brides have to say about using EcoClean to preserve their wedding dress.

HOW DO I CLEAN MY WEDDING SHOES?

The first step is to properly remove the scuff marks and soil as soon as possible after your wedding to avoid any long term damage. Shoes are one of the many wedding accessories that eco-clean can clean and preserve along with your gown. You can choose the package that includes the right number of accessories for you.

HOW CAN I STORE MY ENTIRE WEDDING OUTFIT?

We get it. The look of a Texas bride is much more than just the dress! EcoClean’s Mail Order Wedding Dress and Preservation Packages include options to clean and preserve accessories so that your entire wedding outfit can be stored together as a keepsake.

THE BOTTOM OF MY WEDDING DRESS IS VERY DIRTY, WHAT CAN I DO?

With the popularity of outdoor weddings in the beautiful areas surrounding Fort Worth, heavy soil on the bottom six inches of a wedding gown is common. EcoClean can remove dirt from wedding dress hems. Our wet cleaning process is the very best way to get your entire dress back to pre-wedding perfection.

If you have other questions, please reach out to us at info@ecocleanaustin.com.

Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation Packages make wonderful gifts for the Bride-to-be. When you select the Gift option at checkout, the lucky bride will be notified of the gift and provided instructions on how to handle her gown after the wedding.