Preservation Process

Memories Are Made of This

Interested in learning more about the preservation process? Ideally, preserving your gown begins as soon as possible after the wedding. Hallak’s quality process involves several levels of fabric care including cleaning, finishing, and preservation. The procedure incorporates the very same methods museums such as the Smithsonian Institution use.


The first step in cleaning your gown is thorough inspection. We test beads and other trim for strength and durability and examine your gown for loose beads or trim and any other necessary minor repairs. Spotting specialists carefully pre-treat stains before gently cleaning your gown. After it is cleaned, we treat it with an anti-sugar process trademarked by Hallak. It helps prevent sugar stains, such as those from wine or cake, from yellowing over the years.

Finishing Your Gown

In gently and fully hand-finishing your gown to perfection, Hallak takes extra care to follow the designer’s line and drape. Only truly dedicated and experienced artisans have the ability to properly hand-finish a designer creation.

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Museum-Quality Storage and Preservation

After your gown is expertly cleaned and hand-finished by the specially trained Hallak staff, it undergoes inspection, storage, and preservation procedures par excellence. Rigorous final inspection precedes the gown’s careful folding and positioning, and then the finest museum-quality box available is used to protect your gown.

A Hallak cleaning and preservation is designed to protect your treasured family heirloom for years to come.

Thanks for the Memories – A Lifetime Guarantee

Hallak Cleaners provides clients with a Lifetime Guarantee for wedding gown and preservation services. It is valid at any time. A member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, the company stands behind its own work as well as that of other members of the national organization.

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(Photography courtesy of Timothy Glenn Photographers)