On-Site Press at Beech Hill Barn [Video]

Posted November 06, 2018

A rustic Maine wedding with perfectly pressed clothes

When you book our on-site press service, we come to your wedding venue (or wherever you're getting ready) to prep your dresses and suits so they're flawless for your ceremony. We love the hushed excitement before a wedding. After so much planning and anticipation,  everything is almost ready—aside from a few finishing touches. Our job is like icing the cake, or putting the cherry on a sundae. When our work is finished, you're really ready to go.

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Topics: Wedding

Wedding Traditions: Then & Now

Posted August 07, 2018

Image by Kivalo Photography.


Wedding Traditions: Then & Now

What is a wedding besides a group of traditions and customs that are passed on from one generation to the next? Weddings used to be essentially cookie-cutter affairs. If you'd been to one wedding, you'd seen it all. But with new freedoms and the rise of social media, weddings are becoming much more customized and experiential. Wedding couples are going all out on details to plan a celebration that stands out. Ceremonies and receptions are tailored to express the personalities of the happy couple, and to create an unique and unforgettable event for guests. While the old traditions may never disappear, they are being tweaked and modernized for the Instagram era.

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Topics: Wedding

Your Guide to Outdoor Gear Care

Posted July 17, 2018

Finally, a chance to get away and see the great outdoors. 

The weather can be a bit unpredictable. A properly-waterproofed tent can be a great place to wait out a storm. To avoid sleeping in a puddle, you'll do well to waterproof tents once a year.

Here are a few more tips to keep your outdoor gear ready and for storing it when cold weather returns.

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Topics: Laundry, How-to

All About Wedding Dress Shopping With Blush Bridal & Formal

Posted July 05, 2018

It’s no secret that we love Blush Bridal & Formal.

We have an official partnership with Blush Bridal & Formal—a wedding, prom, and formal dress shop—that prioritizes our wedding garment care services for Blush customers. Why? Dresses and gowns bought from Blush are high-quality and ultra-fashionable, and they deserve special treatment. We eliminate any imperfections caused by storage or travel, and make sure the fabric is primed to fall flawlessly, so your dress is runway-ready for the big event. We also take care of it immediately afterward to make sure any stains are removed, and it’s preserved to retain its value. Incorporating this service is just one way Blush goes above-and-beyond to make sure customers have a once-in-a-lifetime experience at their stores.

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Topics: Wedding, Behind-the-Scenes, Fashion and style

5 Rules of Dressing You Need to Know

Posted June 07, 2018

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Topics: Fashion and style

How Does Free Delivery Work?

Posted April 26, 2018

Does free delivery for all your dry cleaning and laundry sound too good to be true?

It's not! Thousands of your neighbors in Greater Portland take advantage of our convenient free delivery service every day. Find out how it works:

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Topics: Behind-the-Scenes, Garment care

Press Release: AWGS 2018 Annual Meeting

Posted March 27, 2018



Members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS) met March 1–March 4 in San Antonio, Texas, to discuss marketing strategies with wedding industry experts, tour the plant of Five Star Cleaners and Wedding Gown Specialists owned by AWGS members Richard and Sharlene Thum, and elect officers.  

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Topics: Behind-the-Scenes, Wedding

4 Tips to Remove Pet Hair [Video]

Posted March 26, 2018

How to Get Pet Hair Off Clothes and Other Fabrics

Picture this: You're heading out the door to work, wearing a nice pair of black pants and a dress shirt, when your beloved cat, Moxie, rubs against your legs and leaves a ring of hairs around your ankles. Then you realize you got dog hair on your pants and back while sitting on the sofa. You're covered in pet hair, with no time to change your clothes! Sound familiar?

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Topics: Laundry, How-to

A Heartfelt Thank You

Posted March 15, 2018

There's nothing kinder than a good thank-you note

Do you know about Real Maine Weddings' annual Wedding of the Year contest? Each year, the magazine awards one lucky couple a fully-financed dream wedding in Maine. It's great for the happy couple, plus it's fun for everyone, because they allow the public to vote on different aspects of the wedding. For example, you can help choose the wedding dress. (And what's more important than that?!) 

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Topics: Wedding, Behind-the-Scenes

The 5 Wedding Trends You Need To Know Now

Posted March 08, 2018

Planning a Wedding? Lucky You!

There's never been a better time to plan a wedding. From colored wedding dresses to themed food bars, your options are unlimited. Brides and grooms are planning customized weddings filled with personality that provide a memorable experience for their guests. But even though weddings are more unique than ever, unmistakable trends are emerging. Incorporate some or all of them to plan your ultimate celebration. Here are the top 5 wedding trends you need to know to plan your wedding ceremony in 2018 and beyond. 

1) Texture

We love textiles and unique fabrics, so the textured wedding trend is making our hearts skip a beat. Texture is showing up all throughout weddings—from amazingly detailed wedding dresses, table cloths, and backdrops, to decorative elements like macrame. A textured wedding dress is a great way to keep a traditional white dress, yet boldly express your personality. For inspiration, check out our Textured Wedding Elements Pinterest board. 


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Topics: Wedding, Fashion and style

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