Wedding Gown Preservation

Puritan Cleaners has had the pleasure of helping brides and grooms look their very best on their special day since 1937. We look forward to serving you and your wedding party!

Our Bridal Services Include:

  • Steaming and Pressing
  • Expert Cleaning
  • Alterations
  • Unparalleled Restoration
  • Prestige Preservation

In over 75 years of caring for brides in the Richmond area, we’ve had the pleasure of preparing gowns from designers like Vera Wang, Alexander McQueen, Christian Siriano, Alfred Angelo, Monique Lhuiller, and so many more. Our staff is dedicated to helping you and your bridal party look your best! For more information on our services, see below or email our Bridal Specialist

Steaming and Pressing

This service is best if your gown is new and spot free. Heat can set spots and turn them into stains, so if your dress is vintage we recommend having it cleaned before pressing for the best results!

Expert Cleaning

Our cleaning is done locally using the strictest standards of quality. Targeted spot treatment is included in the cleaning process of your gown ensuring that your dress will look its best. Cleaning methods include dry cleaning and wet cleaning (a hybrid of dry cleaning that uses fabric specific conditioners); our experts can offer suggestions for the best result based on your specific dress. We recommend having your dress cleaned as soon after the wedding as possible to avoid any spots from your celebration setting in the fabric.


Our Alterations Specialists can consult with you to decide how to approach any changes you’d like to make to your gown. Each gown is unique and some may require more work time to alter than others. Our advice is to consult an Alterations Specialist right after you purchase your dress.

Unparalleled Restoration

Whether your dress is a vintage heirloom or has suffered smoke damage, we have the best team in Richmond for garment restoration. We can help restore your gown to its fullest glory.

Prestige Preservation

If you would like to preserve your dress for future generations, our Prestige Preservation service may be right for you! Using state of the art nitrogen based technology, we clean and press your gown before neatly packaging in a preservation chamber. Since oxygen and humidity can cause yellowing over time, we remove the oxygen from the chamber and replace it with nitrogen. The nitrogen is a neutral gas that will keep your gown looking fresh for years to come. Worried about what your gown may look like inside the preservation box? Never fear! Our chambers are built with a window so anytime you are feeling sentimental, you can steal a look at your beautifully preserved gown. We can even preserve your veil or other accessories! We provide a lifetime guarantee for all our preservations. Our recommendation is to store your preserved gown in a place you would store your photos; a place free from drastic temperature changes. An interior closet works well!

If you have any further questions stop by one of locations, give us a call, or send us an email! We’re here for you!