David's Bridal Wedding Gown Preservation Kit Style DAVIDSWGP
After choosing a dress a little bit more than I had planned to spend, I knew I should purchase this item. Well, I am so glad I did for many reasons. I got married in Las Vegas so I did not have to ship the dress, veil, and ball slip back home. I looked the dress over to check for needed repairs, I sent the extra items along with the dress. I was truly expecting that the dress would not be returned for at least 4-6 weeks, 2 weeks it was BACK! When I took it out of the shipping box it looked beautiful, and they draped the veil around the dress which was breath taking. Then the documentation attached to the back of the box was unexpected. It looks as if every person that touched the dress signed off on their task. The box has the lifetime warranty number under the wrapping, so none of the documentation gets lost. The dress display is amazing. Job well done.
June 7, 2012
As much as I love David's Bridal, I did not purchase my gown through them. I still wanted to preserve my gown though and found out I could still use their preservation service! It cost me far less than it would have at a dry cleaner's merely to clean it, let alone all the preservation and insurance value. It was easy to package up and ship from my local DB store, and even though I didn't purchase the upgrade I got it back in two weeks! That was a very pleasant surprise! I don't want to break the shrink wrapped seal around the box to thoroughly inspect my gown but it looks pristine (and my gown was 100% silk!). My only complaint that deterred giving it five stars was that the box it came back in is far bigger than I expected and standard cardboard box cardboard (not as pretty as in the advertised photo). Yes it will "fit under a bed" or in a closet but it is bulky and takes up a fair amount of space (about 31"h x 17"w x 9"d). I don't know if they use different sizes for different gowns but mine was not a huge ballgown by any means and could have been packaged more efficiently. Aside from that I would HIGHLY recommend this for any bride that wants to keep her treasured dress safe and clean for many years to come.
February 14, 2012
After the wedding, I wanted to find a place where I could take my gown to be preserved. I received a email notifying me that David Bridal handles this service as well. So I gave it a try. It is simple to do. Order online, package comes, pack your dress, fill out a couple of forms and then send it back. The tape that came with the box did not work, so I used tape that was lying around my home. I dropped my dress off at the Davids Bridal store where I purchased all the other items for my wedding. In about a couple of weeks I received my dress in a preservation box. You can not open the box (it will ruin the preservation), so I can not give a review on the quality of the cleaning. But overall, this is a good bargain and time saver.
January 14, 2012
After 10 year, in pristine condition
I had to write a review to help all those that are contemplating using this service. Yesterday I opened the box where my gown was preserved for the first time after 10 years. I was afraid of finding stains or something that would disappoint me but to my surprise, the gown was in excellent shape. My wedding was in Puerto Rico and as part of the photo shoot we took some pictures by the beach. The train was dragged through sand and it was extremely dirty. Someone also spilled a Cape Cod cocktail (vodka/cranberry) on the dress and that was gone as well. My dress was packaged in such way that it came out of the box ready to be worn to another wedding. The color was bright, as if it were new. I was very impressed. This was 10 years ago, and at the time I believed I paid $99 for the service. But now that I know how well the gown was preserved, I would pay twice as much if I had to do it again. Hopefully my daughter or someone in my family will be able to wear it one day. :) Highly recommended!
January 11, 2012