Emily May

Preservation & Storage Boxes

Once your gown has been thoroughly dry cleaned Emily May at Upstage will hand press your gown to a crisp dry finish before folding between layers of acid free tissue paper and placing in one of our hand made wedding dress storage boxes.

Preserving your gown in this way will keep it in optimum condition for many years to come.

We recommend refolding your dress occasionally to prevent permanent creases forming. We often clean Antique and Vintage items up to 200 years old and have seen the detrimental effects of incorrect storage and care and would implore you to follow the full storage & refolding instructions supplied with your gown on return.

You can only do so much to preserve your gown in near perfect condition, all of which is mentioned in this website. Specialised packaging of a clean dress provides a protected environment, but a variety of external factors and impurities within the fabric of the dress may prevent perfect preservation.

Packing away a dirty gown in a preservation box, even with the use of acid free tissue will not stop the detrimental effects of perspiration, perfumes and other impurities on the fabrics of your gown.

EMILY MAY DO NOT RECOMMEND VACUUM PACKING FOR STORAGE AND PRESERVATION

Specialist Dry Cleaning