Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation

Professional Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation Services

Providing Expert Care For Your Timeless Gown!

Your wedding day is one of the most important and sentimental moments of your life. Every detail, from the venue to the flowers, holds special meaning. And, at the center of your special day is your exquisite wedding dress.

At Fox Cleaners, we understand just how important your wedding dress is to every bride. It’s not just a dress, it’s a treasure that holds sentimental value and captures the essence of your big day. That’s why we’re here to offer you our professional wedding gown preservation and cleaning services. You can trust us to take care of it with much respect and professionalism.

Schedule a consultation with our wedding gown specialists today!

Cost of Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation

When it comes to cleaning and preserving your wedding dress, you might be wondering about the cost. Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Fabric and Design: The type of fabric your dress is made of and how intricate its design is can impact the cost. If your dress has delicate materials or fancy details, it may require more time and expertise to clean and preserve properly.
  2. Stain Treatment: If your dress has stubborn stains, it will need extra attention to remove them. Our experts have special techniques to tackle those pesky stains, which may increase the overall cost of cleaning and preserving your dress.
  3. Repairs & Restoration: If your dress has tears, loose threads, or missing beads, don’t worry! Our knowledgeable team can fix these issues. However, it’s important to note that repairs may come with an additional cost. Nevertheless, it’s worth it to bring back the beauty of your dress.
  4. Packaging and Materials: To ensure your dress remains safe and protected, we utilize special acid-free tissue paper and preservation boxes. These materials are designed to keep your dress in excellent condition over time. They help prevent discoloration and maintain the dress’s original beauty.

By considering these factors, we can provide you with a detailed estimate for cleaning and preserving your wedding dress.

Dry Cleaning vs. Gown Preservation

It’s important to know how dry cleaning and gown preservation differ when it comes to wedding dresses. So let’s break down these two processes:

Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning is a process that helps remove dirt, stains, and odors from your dress. During dry cleaning, dry cleaners use special solvents instead of water to clean the fabric. These solvents are effective at dissolving dirt and stains to restore the freshness and cleanliness of your dress.

Gown Preservation

Preserving, on the other hand, is all about keeping your wedding dress safe for a long time. Preserving your dress is important because it helps prevent it from yellowing or getting damaged over the years. This is the best way to keep it as a family heirloom.

Best Time to Preserve a Wedding Dress

Preserving your wedding dress is best done right after your wedding. The sooner you get it cleaned and preserved, the better. Why? Well, stains and things like dirt, oils, or spills from food and drinks can get harder to remove as time goes on. If you take action quickly, you have a better chance of getting rid of those stains before they become permanent.

Even if your dress looks clean, there might be stains you can’t see right now. They could show up later and be harder to deal with. Also, if your dress has any tears or loose threads, it’s a good idea to get them fixed as soon as possible. If you wait, they might get worse.

For the best result, seek help from our wedding dress preservation specialist in Dayton, Ohio. They know all about the right way to clean and preserve your item. They can give you advice on what needs to be done specifically for your dress. They’ll take into account the fabric it’s made of, its design, and any special things that need to be considered. By taking action quickly, you can make sure your dress stays a beautiful keepsake.

Handling a Preserved Wedding Dress

Preserving your wedding dress is just the first step. Another crucial factor in maintaining its pristine condition is proper handling. Keep the following tips in mind when handling your preserved wedding dress:
• Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before touching the gown to avoid transferring oils or dirt.
• Avoid wearing jewelry or accessories that could snag or damage the delicate fabric.
• When handling the dress, support the weight from underneath to prevent stress on the fabric and seams.
• Store the preserved gown in a cool, dry place. Make sure to keep it away from direct sunlight, excessive heat, or humidity.
• Refrain from attempting any cleaning or stain removal at home. Trust our professionals to handle any future care needs.

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Call Our Wedding Dress Preservation Specialists Today!

At Fox Cleaners, we are passionate about preserving the timeless beauty of your wedding dress. When you choose us, you’re choosing unrivaled expertise and meticulous care. As industry experts, we can remove any stains or imperfections you’d think would be impossible to clean.

Contact Fox Cleaners today or visit our website to book an appointment. Our friendly staff are more than happy to answer all your inquiries. We can’t wait to see how gorgeous your gown will turn out after we clean and preserve them!

Packaging of the Preserved Wedding Gown

At Fox Cleaners, we go the extra mile to package your dress so it remains safe and in pristine condition. Our packaging includes the following:

  • Acid-free tissue paper: We wrap your dress in acid-free tissue paper to prevent discoloration and protect the delicate fabric.
  • Acid-free box: We then carefully placed it in an acid-free box. The purpose is to prevent light, moisture, and other elements from damaging their quality.
  • Acid-free bust form: To retain the dress’s shape, we use an acid-free bust form, ensuring it remains in perfect condition until you’re ready to display or wear it again.

Our packaging methods provide an extra layer of protection, keeping your dress as beautiful as the day you first wore it.

Our Promise to You



Fox Cleaners will clean your order & return it to you in as little as 24 hours.

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Fox Cleaners has the highest Google ratings of any dry cleaner in the Dayton, OH area.


We'll meet you at your home, office, or our retail store.  We meet you on your schedule.

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We hire the best textile experts, so you'll know you're always getting the best clean.

The Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation Process

At Fox Cleaners, we follow a thorough process to ensure your gown retains its beauty and quality for years to come. Here’s the process we follow:


We begin a detailed inspection of your wedding dress. Our experts will carefully examine the fabric, embellishments, and any stains or damage present. This helps us determine the best cleaning techniques and any necessary repairs.


Before the actual gown cleaning process begins, we pre-treat any visible stains or spots. Our cleaners use specialized solvents and gentle stain removers to target specific areas of concern.


We use different cleaning methods depending on your gown’s condition. Some techniques we use include hand-washing, professional wet cleaning, or the use of gentle solvents. The goal is to remove dirt, oils, makeup, and other stains without damaging the fabric.

Repairs & Alterations

We inspect your dress to identify any areas that require repair. Whether it’s loose threads or missing buttons, our professionals can work on them all.


Finally, we carefully fold or place your dress in an acid-free wedding dress preservation box. This special box protects the gown from light, dust, and moisture, which can cause discoloration or fabric degradation over time. Acid-free tissue paper is used to pad the folds and layers to prevent creasing.

Customer Testimonials

Our customers have been consistently satisfied with our dry cleaning service. Here are some testimonials from our happy customers highlighting their experiences:

Deborah Hamilton
Deborah Hamilton
Great customer service good dry cleaners
Samuel Jones
Samuel Jones
Good work very happy with cleaning
Nola Grooms
Nola Grooms
I needed a suit pressed for my mother to wear to her funeral. The suit didn't arrive until Thurday and I took it to Fox stating I needed it by 2:30 pm on Friday. I received a call from the funeral home stating they needed it by noon instead. I contacted Fox and they were so understanding and met the noon deadline. I not only appreciate the next day service they provide, but they went above and beyond to meet my expedited request. Thank you so much to Cohen and the rest of the staff at Fox's Cleaners.
Doris J Terrell
Doris J Terrell
I am truly appreciative to Fox cleaners for cleaning & pressing my pleated skirts. I will continue use their services in the future.
Beth Schaeffer
Beth Schaeffer
Items properly cleaned and cared for and pick up and delivery service is an added bonus
Rebecca Holbrook
Rebecca Holbrook
So farvive had good service from Fox. My clothes have been professionally cared for. Recently I paid 13+:to get a cashmere sweater cleaned. That seemed a bit excessive but the quality can't be argued with.
Maurice Davis
Maurice Davis
We can always count on Fox Cleaners for multi service and professional clothing care. Thank you Fox.
Lisa Turner
Lisa Turner
Great dry cleaning services. They get the job done. The staff is very courteous.
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