David's Bridal Wedding Gown Preservation Kit Style DAVIDSWGP
I actually had my dress preserved in 2006 after my wedding. Recently, our house flooded. The preservation box was soaked and I was terrified that my dress was ruined. I ripped the box apart and pull my dress out and it was just fine! It was in perfect condition, spotlessly clean and it was DRY! This preservation box is not waterproof by any means, but the fact that it is double boxed bought me enought time to get to my dress and save it from being damaged. I will be purchasing this kit and having my dress re-preserved (after my 5 year old daughter takes pictures wearing mommy's dress, of course.)
September 5, 2013
For now I will give this a 4. From what I can see, the dress looks gorgeous. It's hard to tell unless you take it out of the box. If you NEVER plan on taking your dress out of the box then this is probably a good deal. My husband and I had a very small beach ceremony (elopement) which most of our friends and family did not attend. My family wants us to have a reception or renew or vows next year so I will probably wear this dress again. I really won't know if all the stains are out until then. You're really taking a leap of faith. I guess I probably should have just had it cleaned and waited to preserve it. One thing that does bug me are the couple of dents and wrinkles on the box. For the price we're paying, they could give a better box. The only thing I had cleaned and preserved was the wedding dress, I'll probably include all accessories next year after wedding #2. I like that they give you an option for repairs and to personalize the box. David's Bridal also offers promos and discounts for wedding dress cleaning which is another plus. I will probably go through them again.
September 4, 2013
Exactly as Expected
Not only was my gown beautifully presented but the return time was impeccable. I was extremely impressed with this kit. The instructions were clear and concise, the packaging was set up well, and the display case came back with my gown displayed exactly like it looked in the photo online when I purchased the kit. I'm very impressed and so proud of my purchase that I show it off to everyone I know.
September 3, 2013
Nice but could be nicer!
I had been waiting for my gown to be returned to me and it finally arrived today.
I paid for the upgraded package and added a few items. It is nicely shrink wrapped and you can see the beading of the dress. I added my veil but you cannot see any of the veil detail and someone left a piece of tape on it and your eye is drawn right to the tape.
If I had to do this all over again, I would not have paid for the upgrade. It said the dress would be wrapped in museum quality muslin but I don't see any of that in the box.
I got the kit half off so it ended up being as much as the premier kit, and to be honest, it would have cost quite a bit to clean the dress and at least its packaged neatly and secure so no bugs can get into it. So I am happy about that. The presentation just could have been better.
August 20, 2013