Wedding Gown Preservation Singapore2021-05-06T17:01:51+08:00

What Do You Need to Know About Wedding Gown Preservation Service In Singapore

Today we are seeing more and more brides owning their wedding gown instead of renting one. That’s the reason why wedding gown preservation service is gaining attention nowadays. Definitely, the exclusivity that you get from having your own wedding gown is unparalleled. Therefore, if owning your gown is your choice, the question came right after your purchase is, how would you handle the gown aftercare? Here, we will discuss everything you need to know about your gown care and whether you need to preserve it.

Meet The Experience Team

While wedding gown preservation service is still uncommon in Asia. Yet, it’s gaining popularity in recent years. At Reward Laundry, we are the pioneer in Asia to bring in wedding gown preservation techniques. With over 9 years of experience, we are proud to clean and preserve thousands of gowns for Singapore brides as well as brides from neighbouring countries. Indeed, if you own a very special gown and you would like to store it properly for the longer term, we are here for you. On top of that, we offer free expert services with convenient door-to-door services, island-wide. Yes, from pick-up, cleaning, preserving, and delivery of your precious wedding dress, we handle them professionally!

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Why is it Important to Preserve Your Wedding Gown?

The wedding gown is a solid memory of that special day when you and your loved one eternally seal the deal. Hence, decades later when you look at that wedding dress, and it is exactly the way it looks as of today. So, imagine thirty or forty years later, the pure nostalgia will take you back to that beautiful day again! Furthermore, when we talk about preserving a wedding dress, technically we are slowing down the nature of the deterioration process scientifically. This is to say, preserving your wedding gown will protect it from:

  • oxidation
  • yellowing
  • mould
  • insects
  • deformation

Definitely, you don’t want that yellowing from age or those ghastly spots from natural oxidation tampering with such a special memory!

When Should I Preserve My Wedding Dress?

You should preserve your wedding dress as soon as possible, otherwise, it may fall victim to oxidation. While the tropical climate in Singapore is very humid, average humidity of 70%-80% will surely induce one of a wedding gown’s biggest enemies: mildew and mould. Nevertheless, as many celebrate exceptionally on their special day, it is nearly impossible to keep a wedding gown stain-free. Sometimes, even if the gown appears clean, there are stains such as sweat or white wine that will oxidize over time.

On top of that, this leaves a permanent stain, ultimately ruining your dress. To illustrate this further, we are able to spot the invisible stains with professional tools during the first inspection process for your gown. So, if you would like to preserve your precious gown, time is precious and you should act now. Ultimately, the sooner we treat the stains, the better chance we get to remove them.

Wedding Gown Storage Tips

Sadly, most dry cleaners use plastic bags to wrap up a wedding gown after cleaning. Indeed, it provides an assumption that the plastic bag is protecting the gown. Well, yes, it is, from liquids and other various messes during transportation. However, the actual plastic that protects your precious gown can also cause permanent yellow stains over your entire gown when you store it for the long term. Meaning to say, a plastic wrap will trap moisture inside your gown and encourage mould and mildew to grow. In summary, the proper way to store your gown is to preserve it in an acid-free and breathable environment to slow down the degeneration process.

At Reward Laundry, there is zero use of plastic materials in our preservation process.

Testimonial

If I could give Reward Laundry six stars or more, I absolutely would. They dry cleaned 2 wedding gowns for me. Both times, every single stain was completely removed, including fake tan, mud and alcohol. The tailoring on my dresses was immaculate after the cleaning and Reward Laundry even removed dirt from one of my wedding dresses which the previous dry cleaner had told me was impossible to remove.

Price-wise, Reward Laundry are super competitive, especially when you factor in the collection and return of your items for home. The delivery is organised very quickly once you get in touch. They’re also very organised, sending photos of the dress before and after the cleaning as a record, along with any areas of damage. Highly, highly recommend this firm for your wedding gowns. A consistently fabulous job.

Sarah Whyte

This place is really good. I was so scared to clean my wedding dress cause it is handmade just for me, and I checked a lof of placed before but almost every place has bad reviews. I’m quite happy, I found Reward Laundry! Dry cleaning was not expensive and quite fast (6 days). Stong recommend!

Marina Meier

I came here for my wedding dress alteration and also had it laundered and pressed. Service is extremely efficient and professional. I was worried I did not have enough time as I came in the 2nd or 3rd week of April and my wedding would be in the 1st week of May. Emilyn was overseeing the process from the beginning and I am so thankful for her!

Substantial alterations had to be done since the dress was too large on me, and the seamstress (Annie?) also pointed out that the dress was slightly “slanted”. Additionally the lace had to be lifted in order to reach the seams, so I understand substantial work was done. Everything was done within 2 weeks, and an appointment fixed for me to return to try it on to my satisfaction. Indeed I was very satisfied.

Emilyn was also kind enough to highlight to me that there were some marks / stains on the bottom of my dress and suggested it get laundered for my big day. Was more than happy to let The Alteration Studio handle it. It would only take 1 week and to my surprise, Emilyn was so kind as to arrange for a courier to deliver it to my front door instead of having me struggle with the long dress on public transport.

I also brought another item which needed a zip replacement and they replaced with with a zip so smooth and the sewing was so well done you couldn’t tell it was a replacement.

Price wise I would not complain because the quality (and quantity) of work done is commensurate to the price paid. I had contemplated going to another alteration shop in Far East Plaza but I am so glad that I decided to come here instead!

During my 2 fitting sessions, I saw the way Emilyn handled all the customers and indeed it was very busy. But she handled all very well and efficiently without breaking a sweat, and all customers seemed to be happy with the service and there were more than a few who were obviously repeat customers.

Even before sending my wedding dress for laundering, Emilyn took a video to show me! That is top notch customer service.

101% would come back here again, and I will definitely be recommending all my friends, families and colleagues to come here too.

Chen

My beautifully beaded dress with a 2-meter train was well-loved and needed some dry-cleaning, and Reward Laundry cleaned this dress in a speedy, effective, and yet professional manner! Pick-up, cleaning, and drop-off was all done over exactly 7 days, and they turned my dusty old-looking dress into a brand new dress.

They first made sure to review the dress to check for damages, and then asked if I wanted repair before getting my approval to go ahead with dry-cleaning. When it came back, it was hung on a sturdy wooden hanger and kept neatly in a simple, clear plastic packaging that is sufficient for keeping dust out. I am very pleased with their service and will recommend them to people!

Stacey Shiqi Liang

Reward laundry was very prompt in responding to my order and had great flexibility to accommodate to my special requests. The driver engaged was very efficient and professional. Overall, the service provided was good and the whole process was seamless and efficient.

Amanda Lee

Brought my muddy wedding dress back to brilliant white- good as new thank you!

Atousa La

I needed a pretty complicated alteration and redesign on my lace wedding dress. I was put to ease and I felt totally confident in the amazing ladies who worked so meticulously to make sure my dress was perfect. WOW! What a gem of a place I have found! I will use them for everything in the future guaranteed!

Alice Jeffries
Wedding Gown Preservation Singapore

Water & Dustproof Gown Box

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Wedding Gown Preservation Cost

Small Preservation Box

$16500Box
  • 40cm X 30cm X 20cm
  • Short Dress, Veil, Shoes
  • Acid Free Papers
  • Humidity Control
  • Humidity Indicator Meter
  • Temperature Monitor

Medium Preservation Box

$20000Box
  • 56cm X 56cm X 28cm
  • Long Dress
  • Acid Free Papers
  • Humidity Control
  • Humidity Indicator Meter
  • Temperature Monitor

Large Preservation Box

$28000Box
  • 56cm X 56cm X 50cm
  • Long Tail/Ball Gown
  • Acid Free Papers
  • Humidity Control
  • Humidity Indicator Meter
  • Temperature Monitor

* We do not provide the sales of gown storage box only. The reason being, the preservation service has to be right after dry cleaning. Hence, for more information, please contact us at 6534 4843.

What Do You Get In Wedding Gown Preservation?

  • Professional and friendly advises for your gown aftercare

  • 100% Eco friendly premium cleaning

  • A specialised wedding gown archival storage box

  • Acid free-paper protecting layers of your treasured gown

  • Silica for moisture control

  • A glove for gown checking

  • An instruction guide on how to maintain your preserved gown

  • FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY!

Box Size: 56 X 56 X 28cm

So, why wait? Contact our friendly and helpful professionals that are eager to hear about your beautiful dress. Certainly, we cannot wait to guide you through your wedding dress preservation journey. By all means, call us today or make an appointment to begin your very own journey with us.

Preservation FAQ

What type of detergent are you using for wedding gown cleaning?2021-05-06T16:36:42+08:00

At Reward Laundry, we are using a delicate, gentle, and eco-friendly detergent for your gown cleaning. Additionally, our detergent is approved my the government and environmental agencies. Also, the formulation of the detergent is exclusively imported from Australia. Hence, your dress will be protected from harmful chemical. Definitely, the entire process will be handled with extra care.

Can I take my gown out for checking after preservation?2021-05-06T16:21:55+08:00

Our staff will provide an update with photos of your gown after cleaning. Subsequently upon your approval, we will proceed with your gown for preservation steps. By then, you would have already satisfied with the cleaning process.

In addition to that, a clean glove is provided in your preservation box. Hence, you may use it to do checking on your gown when you need to touch it. However, we recommend that you do not take your gown out completely to avoid pollution and contamination. This means you may peel the gown by layers during checking, and place them back carefully. At the same time, we recommend you do perform a quick check every year. Most importantly, once you notice yellow spots started to develop, send it back to us immediately. If that happens, we strongly suggest you change your storage location as the humidity of the area may not be ideal for your gown.

How can I store my gown without preservation?2021-05-06T16:17:14+08:00

If your intention is not to keep your gown, you may just use our dry cleaning service.

After cleaning, if you would like to store your gown for a long term without a preservation box, please store your dress in a good ventilated area with low humidity. Specifically, if you are hanging your gown, please use a padded hanger. It’s worth taking note that, storing a dress with plastic wrap is a wrong practice. The reason is this will stop the gown from breathing naturally and it may trap humidity which speeds up stains enzyme to develop. Finally Storing a dress in a vacuum pack will cause the gown to change its shape or create a permanent crease.

Can you remove the stains from my dress before preservation?2021-05-06T16:09:22+08:00

We will use our best effort to remove the stains on your gown. However, we are not able to guarantee 100% removal. The reason being, our top priority is to protect your gown fabric. Hence, there is no use of harsh chemicals during our cleaning process. Nevertheless, based on our past record, up to 98% of the time, we are able to remove the stains found on dresses we cleaned.

Can I buy only the preservation box from you?2021-05-06T16:05:54+08:00

No. The reason being that we need to ensure the quality of the preservation. Hence, only trained staff will be able to perform the preservation process. Additionally, gown preservation has to be done immediately after cleaning. This is to ensure we minimize the staining and exposure of the gown to unexpected pollution. In fact, it defeated the purpose if the preservation process is done after it left our facilities.

How soon should I preserve my gown after wedding?2021-05-06T16:01:04+08:00

Well, the answer is as soon as possible. The reason being, there may be visible and invisible stains. They may start to sip into the fabric fiber deeper and deeper over time. So, we advise brides to send in their gown right after their weddings. Not to forget, Reward Laundry is specialized in this area, and our free delivery will solve the hassle.

Why do I need to store my gown at your facility?2021-05-06T15:59:28+08:00

After years of providing preservation services, our customers came back to us for more solutions. Additionally, in Singapore, our living space is becoming smaller. On top of that with high humidity of over 90%, we find that there is a need for professional storage for the most important dress in your life. Hence, we take one step further in providing storage services to our brides.

Our wedding storage facilities a temperature and humidity-controlled room. Meanwhile, this provides the factors for your gown to stay in perfect condition at all times.

Can I store my gown in a plastic cover?2021-05-06T15:54:34+08:00

Storing your gown in a plastic cover is one of the worst options. The reason being plastic tends to trap moisture and cause mildew, mould, yellow stains to develop.

Can I preserve my gown by myself?2021-05-06T15:50:27+08:00

There will be risk wrapping and boxing your wedding dress on your own. The reason being, not doing it properly is damaging the fabric instead of preserving it. In addition, our hands and body produce oil, when they in contact with the gown it may cause yellow stains to develop over time. Furthermore, preserving it at home may have unexpected stains depending on where you perform this process. Lastly, considering the investment of your wedding dress and the sentimental value of it, we highly recommend you to leave this process to the professionals.

What can i store inside my preservation box?2021-05-06T15:47:36+08:00

You may preserve your veil, wedding shoe, tiara, and gloves inside your preservation box. Furthermore, each item will be wrapped and packed separately before placing it into the box.

What Is Gown Preservation?2021-05-06T15:44:59+08:00

Wedding gown preservation is a unique process to prepare your gown for long-term storage. This is to say, our team will clean your dress and subsequently place it inside a custom-made box for protection. At the same time, the design of the box is to support the gown to be at an optimum environment to prevent yellowish stains, mold, mildew, etc to grow. Nevertheless, a gown preservation box should have insect-proof, dustproof, and waterproof functionalities

In summary, this process is unique to textile archiving. So, only in a clean environment, we can minimize the pollution of the cleaned gown to be preserved. Finally, you may learn more about gown preservation here.

What is the different between wedding dress dry cleaning and standard dry cleaning2021-04-30T14:35:07+08:00

First of all, we see each and every dress as unique. Hence, the cleaning process of your wedding dress is different for every piece. On the other hand, as we come across wedding gowns of different ages and conditions, a customization process is needed for every situation. Hence, we will perform a pre-cleaning assessment for every dress to identify its needs.

Furthermore, we clean your dresses in a cleaned room dedicated only to wedding dress cleaning. Moreover, an in-house seamstress team is always on standby for your dress restoration needs. Most importantly, we involve our brides in every step along the way with frequent update communications.

Can I hang my wedding gown in wardrobe for long term after cleaning?2021-04-30T11:07:49+08:00

Hanging your wedding gown on a hanger for long-term when you are storing it is actually bringing harm to the gown. For instance, the weight of the gown may weaken the gown strap, or even create hangle nipples on your gown. So, the best way to store your gown is to preserve it and store it in a cool dark dry place with humidity below 50C.

Additionally, remember to avoid storing your gown with plastic wrap or a zip lock bag. The reason being the plastic bag will trap moisture inside and cause discolouration on your dress. Definitely, you may speak to our staff to find out more about the storage solutions we offer.

I have already dry cleaned my gown with another provider, can you do only preservation for my gown?2017-10-19T14:07:25+08:00

No. As we are not able to guarantee the quality of the dry cleaned gown, we will recommend you to dry clean with us again before preservation.

Can I clean my gown first and preserve it another time?2017-10-19T14:06:02+08:00

We strongly recommend that you do cleaning and preservation together. As the gown is at its cleanest condition, we preserve it at it’s best. Any exposure outside will cause new stains and dirt which in long term, turned in to yellowish spots. We will request you to clean the gown again if it has been cleaned more than one week.

What are the features of your preservation box?2017-10-19T14:00:07+08:00

Our preservation box is dust proof and waterproof. As the box is sealed entirely, it’s insect and pest proof as well.

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