The first step in the proper care of your wedding gown is to have it cleaned. But who do you trust with your treasured gown? Your local dry-cleaner? A national company? A little bit of knowledge will help you to make an informed decision.

You should be aware that many local dry-cleaners do not clean and preserve gowns in their facilities, but choose to send their customer’s bridal gowns out to wholesale dry-cleaners. Wholesale dry-cleaners clean wedding gowns in large volume, perhaps thirty gowns at a time or more.  This may result in less attention to individual gowns.

When choosing a dry-cleaner, you will need to know which solvents your local cleaner uses, or if he sends bridal gowns out, which solvent the wholesale dry-cleaner…

Source by Katherine Wright