David's Bridal Wedding Gown Preservation Kit Style DAVIDSWGP
This kit was affordable and fairly easy to use. The only drawback was the tape, like a lot of other people have said. Just use your own. My dress was returned in less than two weeks, and the cleaning job is great. I didn't care about the display and preservation so much as just getting it cleaned, so I opened the box to inspect everything. My bustle broke early on in the day, so my train was down the whole time and was completely black underneath and around the edges by the time the day was done, but it looks great now. No sweat stains or dirt anywhere on the dress. Another thing that I liked was the options to have them make minor repairs. The only real problem I had with the display was that I had gorgeous sleeves on my dress, and they were taken off and tucked in the back, so that they didn't show in the display. Kinda disappointing, but whatever, no biggie. However... I had black fabric roses sewn on to my dress, and the cleaning process absolutely ruined them. Some of them got ripped apart and others are frayed or squished. If the dress ever gets worn again, they will have to be replaced. The thing that bothers me the most about it though, is that I never would have known if I hadn't opened the box. I think that's the biggest downfall of this kit. Most brides will not want to open the box, and therefore a lot of issues could go unnoticed. I would encourage everyone to do their own inspection instead of just trusting what you can see in the window.
December 4, 2012
Excellent Service and Quality!
My parents purchased this kit for me for $99 at the same time they purchased my dress. I was married in May and it took me 6 months to feel comfortable shipping my dress via FedEx to another city. I finally did it and am so glad that I did! I paid an extra $65 to insure my gown for what it was actually worth and it came back in ONE week, beautifully cleaned and displayed. I couldn't believe it when I received a shipping notification e-mail from FedEx because I had literally just sent the dress off and it was already headed back to me! I couldn't be happier!
December 2, 2012
Good kit that helps feed your memory box
Overall great preservation kit! I was a little worried that it might be off centered, but it looks good in the box. Beware that every little thing you want to add (garder, veil, etc.) is a charge. If you want a silver box, there's a charge, if you want a longer guarantee there's a charge. Price could be a little less. Takes 2 weeks to get back to you, just like the other reviews say-not bad. Poor tape, but no biggie can use your own. Pretty good sized box-but glad I have it and don't have to worry about it :)
December 1, 2012
I was married on July 9, 2000. I had my dress preserved the very same month. It came out beautiful! A good friend of mine is getting married this month. She bought her dress from Davids Bridal. I suggested to her to preserve her dress. Today, I pulled my dress box out of the closet (I havent looked at it in 12 years) to show her. My wedding dress is absolutley beautiful! just as it looked the day I wore it! The pearls are intact, the satin is shiney & gleaming white!
I am very Impressed!
November 10, 2012