Wedding Garment Care

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Wedding Garment Care

  • Pratt Abbott can perfect your wedding dress before,
    during and after your wedding. 
  • Custom steaming and pressing for wedding gowns, bridesmaid gowns, suits and tuxes, and more. 
  • High-quality vintage wedding dress restoration.
  • Maine's best wedding dress cleaning and preservation services.
  • Certified by the Assocation of Wedding Gown Specialists.
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You Deserve the Wedding Day of Your Dreams

Pratt Abbott Can Make Your Wedding Dress Look Perfect

Choosing the perfect wedding dress was just the first step in your journey to the aisle. Now we have to ensure your wedding dress stays pristine and perfect until your big day, looks amazing on you at your wedding, and is preserved for future generations.

“Pratt Abbott did a great job on my Vera Wang wedding dress cleaning and preservation. From start to finish, the attention to detail, care, and passion was evident. I would highly recommend Pratt Abbott over other local companies." —Meaghan Fullman

Most wedding dresses need to be steamed or pressed before you walk down the aisle.

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Professional prepping ensures a wrinkle-free gown that falls perfectly and photographs beautifully. Make sure your bridesmaids and other attendants also have professional garment care, so everyone looks their best. 

You can drop off your garments at any Pratt Abbott location, or ship them to us "from away."  You can also arrange for on-site wedding day care. We'll come right to your hotel, venue, or residence to prep your garments on your big day. 

"Pratt Abbott was amazing to work with. Since I was flying in from out of town, dress in hand, I knew I needed to have my dress pressed—as did my bridesmaids. I'm so glad I did. My dress and my bridesmaids' dresses looked amazing. Additionally, they delivered my dress right to me so I didn't have to worry about messing it up again in transit. Wonderful service. " —Molly J.

Post-wedding garment care retains value and wearability for years to come.

After the wedding, your dress should be cleaned immediately to avoid any permanent damage. Even if it looks perfect to the naked eye, invisible stains can degrade the fabric and cause yellowing over time. If you plan to keep your dress for a future daughter or other relative, professional preservation is a must.

Arrange for us to pick up your wedding dress right after the wedding! 

"I had no prior experience with wedding gown cleaning/care and had no idea how to best take care of my wedding dress following the big day. Pratt Abbott's staff were patient and understanding of my questions. They offered me clear information, without pressure, so that I could make a well-informed decision about care and preservation that worked for me. I highly recommend their services." —Jenna F.

Maine's most experienced garment professionals.

With over 60 years of experience in Wedding Dress Cleaning, Wedding Dress Preparation & Wedding Dress Preservation, we are Maine's sole cleaner certified by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists.  Pratt Abbott is the only choice to care for your wedding dress before, during, and after your wedding. 

As the only wedding gown specialist in Northern New England, we are happy to service wedding dresses shipped to us “from away.”

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Meet your Garment Care Coordinator.

Hi, my name is Angela Emery. As Garment Care Coordinator at Pratt Abbott, I’m your personal consultant in caring for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding dress. When you trust your wedding garments to us, they never leave our hands. We do all our prep, cleaning, and preservation in-house. 

Pratt Abbott’s detail-driven technique is customized for each bride, and each wedding dress is individually handled by specially-trained professionals. 

To book your wedding garment care, or just ask a question, contact me today. Send me an email at,  call me at (207) 210-5127, or fill out our contact form.

Congrats on your upcoming wedding! 


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