In 2019, the current average cost to preserve a wedding gown is between $240 – $285.
- For best results, find a dry-cleaner who uses virgin solvent for cleaning wedding gowns.
- Some professional cleaners may use either dry-cleaning or wet-cleaning, depending on the gown fabric.
- The leading causes of bridal gown yellowing are the plastic bags that many brides keep their gowns in.
- Ideally, your dress should be cleaned/preserved within days or weeks of your wedding.
To promote long-term preservation of your wedding dress, it is recommended that brides have their gown professional cleaned immediately after their big day. Perspiration, food, drops of wine or champagne all result in darkened stains over time and is highly unlikely the stains will be-be removed after they set.
TIP: Include wedding gown preservation on your registry list so guests can give this important wedding step to you as a gift.