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Whether you tied the knot and now it's time to restore your gown to mint condition, or you bought a sample that needs some TLC, I got you covered! I provide several options for cleaning and preservation, for both before and after the wedding. This way my clients can choose the option that best suits their needs. It is very common for me to clean a loved sample before the event, and every gown needs cleaning after the event. If you plan on keeping your gown, they all need preservation, otherwise the fabric will inevitably yellow over time! Ya...those vintage wedding gowns you see? They weren't originally that color. So it's imperative that you not only clean your gown, but you properly store it in an archival preservation chest.



Katie Rose Alterations is the ONLY local service provider for In House wedding dress cleaning and preservation. 

What it is:

  • Couture cleaning methods specialized for your gown

  • Museum quality preservation

  • Add on accessories like veils, garters, and other keepsakes for no additional cost

  • Minor repairs such as lost buttons, small tears, snags, missing beads

What it's not:

  • NO shipping and fear of losing your heirlooms 

  • NO 3rd party vendors!

Price: $300*

*Gowns that are especially soiled, particularly full ball gowns, or specialty fabric like silk can incur additional costs. 

wedding dress cleaning and preservation in olympia lacey WA
wedding dress cleaning and preservation in olympia lacey WA


There are several instances where a bride might want cleaning without preservation. The most common occurance is when a bride purchases a sample that needs some TLC before the big day. I've also had brides wear their gowns for multipe occasions and want cleaning between each. Sometimes my clients will not be keeping their gowns, but consigning or donated them instead. In this case, they forego preservation and opt for a restorative clean. 

Prices start at $100 for cleaning and vary based on the amount of damage. Please contact me if you would like to add cleaning to your alterations anytime before or after your event. 

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