I so enjoyed my interview with Geny’s Flower & Bridal about our Wedding Gown Preservation process. Here it is:
Say hi to Lizeth!
She has been part of the Oakwood family for almost 9 years, during which time she has been pregnant 3 times including right now! Lizeth is still working to make sure your pants are pressed to perfection. Ready to pop, she will be leaving next month for maternity leave, but you can rest assured she will be back.
(Side note– Lizeth is also one of our go to team members for pressing the beautiful wedding gowns that come to Oakwood Cleaners. More about that later in another post.)
Rosa is ready and willing to take on the job of pressing your pants.
She has been with us almost a year and has caught on to the “Oakwood Way” very well indeed.
We have your garment care covered from top to bottom at Oakwood Cleaners.
You have your date, you have your dress and now it needs some alterations! Here are some important tips to follow when preparing to have your wedding gown altered.
- If possible allow 3 to 4 months from your wedding date for your alterations. It is normal to have 3 fittings, the third being the final to make sure your dress is a perfect fit.
- Always bring the shoes you will be wearing at your wedding and the undergarments you will be wearing that day. Your seamstress cannot be expected to fit your dress to your specifications without these in hand at every fitting.
- You must communicate. You are the only one that knows how you want your dress to fit. Never assume the seamtress can read your mind. Make sure that notes are taken so you are both on the same page.
- Vintage dresses can be a challenge but special. Again, let your seamstress know what you are thinking and you might want to count on an extra fitting.
- Wrong or no shoes, wrong under garments usually end up in a more costly bill at the end.
The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists Convention a few weeks ago
proved to be so helpful. Not only did we learn how we can help you, the bride, take care of your precious memories but we were presented with a piece of history that had been preserved since the 1800’s! Can you imagine finding a wedding gown from your ancestors in almost perfect condition? Well, think of your family and how they will feel when they get to experience your special day when you show them your dress? Bring your dress in for a consultation and let us help you restore your memories.
It was December of 1978. I was a bubbly 22 year old in what I thought back then was the most perfect wedding dress I could ever have! It is now September 2011 and WOW,wedding dresses have definately changed!
My husband Alan and I became the proud owners of this wonderful dry cleaners in April, 2011, almost 33 years later. We, Oakwood Cleaners, specialize in wedding gown alterations, cleaning and preservation. Like most brides, I had my gown preserved and never paid attention to it again. Well, I thought, since this is what I do now, I should open that huge box stored in my daughters closest. Oh my!!!!!
Stay posted for the continuation of “My Wedding Dress Saga”