Your Special Day Is An Unforgettable Gown

Each year, more than 300 brides trust their gowns to Gunderson.  Trust your cherished items to the experts.  Gunderson’s team will care for your gowns, tuxedos and formal wear.  We will spot-treat (when necessary), clean, finish, and preserve your garments beautifully.

 

Clean & Preserve Your Treasures:

  • Wedding Dresses
  • Formal Wear
  • Tuxedos
  • Suits
  • Christening/Baptismal
  • First Communion
  • Quinceñaera Gowns
  • Prom Dresses

 

Why Clean & Preserve?

When it comes to preserving your special dress, wedding dress boxes are always the preferred method.  Wedding dress storage boxes are excellent in preventing unnecessary stretching and fading that occurs over the years.  It also helps prevent oxidation.

What is oxidation?  It is the slow reaction to the sugar component of a stain with the oxygen in the air.  Over time, the untreated stain will yellow and in extreme cases, turn brown.  Oxidation is the same chemical reaction that causes a partially eaten apple to brown when left out on the counter.

The primary consideration for brides is how will the shoulder area fare when not preserved.  Wedding dress designs tend to stretch in the shoulder areas with time, so it’s recommended that wedding dress preservation be done within a 2 year period.

Wedding Dress Preservation Options:

Muslin Wedding Dress Preservation Bag

Muslin bags are a great option for protecting your wedding dress, however we do highly recommend a wedding dress preservation box for long term storage.  Muslin (100% acid-free) is made from cotton, and most wedding dress muslin bags are of archival quality.  Museums around the world choose to use muslin to store garments because it is breathable and non-acidic.

Muslin Wedding Dress Preservation Box

We have every size box needed for all your treasures including wedding, christening gowns, First Communion attire, quilts, furs, costumes, uniforms, and much more.  All garments must be cleaned by our professionals before packaging for storage to prevent color fading, stretching, and oxidation.  Your garment will be safely packed using acid free tissue and muslin.

 

Pricing: (Pre-Tax) Cleaning & Preservation  Clean Press Only Box Price Clean & Preserve
Wedding Dress $260.00 $208.00 $80.00 $340.00
Silk Wedding Dress $312.00 $249.60 $80.00 $392.00
First Communion $75.00 $60.00 $45.00 $120.00
Christening Gown $40.00 $32.00 $26.00 $66.00

For pricing on all other Formal wear, please contact any of our store locations.