MuseumCare™ Cleaning and Preservation

Classic Cleaners is a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, enabling us to offer MuseumCare™ preservation, an advanced process endorsed by the Association of Bridal Consultants.

When you visit us with your wedding gown, we first provide you with a free evaluation, letting you know exactly what to expect from the process. The steps in the MuseumCare™ preservation process are as follows:

Step 1: Hand cleaning. We gently clean each gown individually, protecting delicate beads, embroidery, and lace.

Step 2: Anti-sugar stain treatment. Spills containing sugar, salt and acids often dry clear but turn an ugly brown over time. Our anti-sugar stain treatment completely removes all of these stains, which do not dissolve during ordinary dry cleaning. This stage is a complete anti-acid conditioning and is crucial to preserving your gown.

Step 3: Inspection of gown. We inspect your gown before we preserve it to ensure it meets our rigorous standards. We also welcome you to inspect the gown before the final step. We use gloves during every stage of the preservation process. At this point, we will give you a pair of gloves to keep for inspecting the gown now and in the future.

Step 4: Storage in archival-quality preservation box. Vacuum seals, plastics and other seemingly harmless materials and methods can damage your gown over time. We layer your gown with acid-free tissue and carefully fold it into an acid-free, ZeroCarbon,archival-quality preservation box. We store metal buttons and findings and shoulder pads separately, stuffing the sleeves, bodice and folds with additional acid-free tissue to prevent hard wrinkles. The preservation box, designed especially for this purpose, allows the gown to breathe, keeping it in perfect condition for many decades to come.

Our guarantee. You will receive a written 100 percent guarantee against sugar stains and yellowing. (If at any time in the future stains appear or discoloration occurs, we or any participating specialist in more than 500 cities around the world will restore the gown for free.) In addition, when the gown is to be worn again, any participating specialist will inspect and press the dress at no additional charge.

MuseumCare™ preservation is the best way to preserve your dress for the next generation and beyond. If you’d like it preserved in an acid free and archived box, Contact Us Today at 317-845-5244.

Prices start at $407.00 for preservation. There may be an additional cost for intricate beading, lace, etc. so it’s best that we look at it and consult with you to set the expectation and determine the cost to clean.

For preservation consultations, bring your gown to our main location at 8071 Knue Road Monday thru Friday 8am-3pm. Our wedding gown specialist will meet with you to thoroughly examine your gown and discuss our process to clean and preserve with our 100% guarantee. You’re welcome to call 317-845-5244 make an appointment if you like, however, appointments are not necessary. Please visit us today for a free consultation!

Visit us at any location for all your Wedding Gown and Bridal needs.