Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation

Your ‘Once in a Lifetime’ gown should last a lifetime!

Wasn’t it simply too beautiful, too precious, and too memorable to be worn just once?

Now you can preserve it for the next generation with our exclusive “MuseumStyle” Heirloom Preservation.

When you bring your wedding gown to Battiston’s, you’re entrusting us with one of the most personally meaningful - not to mention the most costly - garments you or a beloved family member will ever put on. We understand just how valuable your wedding gown is, and we will do everything in our ability to help you get the proper cleaning and preservation that such an item deserves. Through our partners Hudson Services and Prestige Preservation, we will provide first-class treatment of your bridal gown, while also ensuring that you receive the great value you have come to expect from Battiston’s.

We know that many brides have been planning their wedding day since they were little girls. From the church to the venue and all of the care you put into the detail to make your day memorable, your gown is more than just a dress. It holds the memories of the most important day for you and the groom. With that in mind, we take special care in preserving your gown. We know how important your dress is to you and we feel the same about gowns as you do. That is why each and every gown is processed by our experts using our guaranteed Prestige Preservation method.


While a gown may be worn just one day, and may not appear soiled, it will require careful cleaning. Hidden soiling includes perspiration and body oils. Long gowns will pick up soil along the hemline and train. There may be food and beverage spills. Some stains, which are not immediately visible, will develop through oxidation causing discoloration, fabric weakness and damage to the gown.

Our wedding gown specialists carefully examine every gown, establishing the most suitable method of cleaning and using proprietary pre-spotting techniques. Inspections are made at every stage of the cleaning and preservation process. Each wedding gown receives special and individual handling, with attention given to every detail.


Heirloom Preservation is also available for christening gowns, military uniforms, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, quinceañera dresses and more.

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Battiston’s offers you two options: standard cleaning, in which your gown is then returned to you on a hanger, or cleaning plus preservation, in which your gown is air-sealed, bagged and boxed, and guaranteed to last for generations. Most of our customers elect to have their gowns preserved, because you receive great value and assurance for just a small additional cost.

Prestige Preservation is a national consortium of experts specializing in bridal gown cleaning and care. Battiston’s is linked to Prestige Preservation through our local partner Hudson Services, a contractor with special expertise in wedding gowns and other specialty items. So when you bring a gown to Battiston’s, you’re taking advantage of Prestige Preservation’s state-of-the-art technology. The trademarked process is called MuseumStyle Preservation.

MuseumStyle storage boxes feature state-of-the-art moisture and oxygen control technology. Traditional wedding gown storage boxes do not protect or guarantee against oxidation or “yellowing” of the gown. Our advanced system guarantees that your gown will be as good as the day you wore it down the aisle.

Your dress is carefully sealed in an acid-free inner box that controls humidity. The oxygen is purged and replaced with an inert gas, virtually making oxidation impossible. Our sealed packaging allows viewing of your gown and veil at any time, while protecting your gown from mold, mildew, insect damage and oxidation. The inner box is placed in a durable long-term storage chest for additional safety.

For an up-close look at how your gown appears in a MuseumStyle storage box, stop by and see a display stand, currently featured at Battiston's of Glastonbury or Battiston's of Farmington Ave in West Hartford. While you’re there, ask for our current wedding gown discount offers.