Gown Preservation – A Family History

The Wedding Gown Preservation Company has been preserving wedding gowns since 1913 when Sara and Joseph Schapiro started the company in a small town in the rolling hills of Upstate New York.  At the time, Sara and Joseph specialized in cleaning and altering gowns for many of the local residents who trusted the family with their treasured dresses.   Together, the two came up with many formulas for gently removing difficult stains, many of which the company continues to use today.  The company made it through the difficult recession and both world wars to be passed down through the generations and continue the family tradition of gown preservation.  Today the company continues the legacy and stands as the largest and most trusted wedding gown preservation company in the world.

The Schapiro family has modernized the gown preservation process by investing in new technology and methods and continually hires new gown preservation experts to care for each gown as it makes the roundtrip journey from your door step.

Modernizing Gown Preservation While Preserving Traditions

Today, preserving your dress with the Wedding Gown Preservation Company has never been easier and more affordable. 

To start your preservation process visit the ordering page and choose from either the Traditional Preservation Kit or the Celebrity Preservation Kit for more expensive dresses that require extra care.  You’ll receive a confirmation of your order and within two to three days your preservation box will arrive.

The preservation box consists of a high density, crush-proof box and a special gown preservation bag to protect your gown on its journey to our preservation studio.  Simply unfold the box, seal your dress in the air tight bag and place in the preservation box.  Seal up your box with the provided ping shipping tape and you’re ready to go.  Your preservation box includes a free shipping label so that you can conveniently drop off your box at any Fed-ex or UPS location near you.  The Gown is also insured during shipping at no extra cost to you.

Clean and Preserve your Wedding Gown in Under 7 Weeks

When your gown first arrives at the wedding gown preservation studio a number is issued to the dress so that you can track your gown throughout the preservation process.  Over a period of 5-7 weeks your dress is gently dry cleaned, the beading work is checked and the gown is thoroughly examined for any stains or blemishes that require special attention.  Each station your dress passes through has a single person responsible for their task so you can be assured a panel of experts will be working on your preservation.

The final stage of the preservation involves treating your dress and sealing it in a beautiful preservation box with a translucent window for you to show off to your children, friends and family.  A bust is placed inside your gown to preserve the integrity and shape of your gown throughout the years.  Your preservation kit is placed in another crush proof, water proof box and delivered to your door step and is again fully insured for the trip back.

Ordering is Easy – Preserve Your Memory Today!

It’s that easy!  Remember it’s never too late to preserve your dress and the Wedding Gown Preservation Company.  They’ve preserved gowns that are over 50 years old and have brought back the color and life that the dresses deserved.

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