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Seattle Wedding Gown Care is a specialty gown cleaning company located in Seattle, Washington. They do all cleaning on-site by trained and certified specialists, making sure to take the utmost care of your precious garment. A member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, Seattle Wedding Gown Care offers exceptional quality, a high level of attention to detail, and friendly, efficient service backed by more than 70 years of experience.

Services Offered
Offering complimentary consultations, Seattle Wedding Gown Care can not only clean your wedding attire, they can also preserve it for generations to come. All gowns are inspected carefully when dropped off, then hand-cleaned and put through a gentle cycle, as needed. Afterwards, gowns may be placed in their sturdy, 100% acid-free chests designed specifically to hold wedding dresses for generations. All preservations come with a guarantee against any yellowing of the gown over time.

Other Services
Prior to the wedding, Wedding Gown Cleaning can help customize or alter your attire thanks to their experienced seamstresses. If you have an heirloom gown, they can also restore it for you, ready to wear on your big day. The company can work on not only bridal gowns, but all attire for grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and parents of the couple.

Frequently asked questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

Under $500
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499

What are your price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos?

Under $200
$200 - $499

How do you price dress alterations?

By Piece
Flat Fee

Who do you provide services for?

Father of the Bride
Father of the Groom
Flower Girls
Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Groom

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments Only
Full Customization

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Plus Size Gowns
Sample Gowns

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?


What is your return policy?

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Reviews of Seattle Wedding Dress Specialists

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Karissa M. Sent on 11/16/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Dress cleaning after wedding

Super impressed with Seattle Wedding Dress Specialists. I had red wine stains on the front of my dress and stains on the train from taking photos on the dock. Dress came back good as new!
Claire Sent on 12/27/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Speedy and great work

I loved working with Pauline. She knew just what alterations I needed, and the hemming and gown adjustments were done beautifully and very quickly. She even taught me how to walk and descend stairs in a long gown. She was also able to alter my gown afterwards to make it wearable for other occasions, and getting my gown cleaned there was an added bonus.
Alexandra P. Sent on 07/29/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond Incredible

Working with Seattle Wedding Dress Specialists was hands down the easiest and most rewarding part of my wedding planning. I bought a dress from a company that curates and resells showroom pieces, and I completely fell in love with it. However, at some point, the dress picked up a dirt stain on one of the straps, and I had a total panic. I live in Southern California, but the wedding was in Seattle, and I was cutting it close to the wedding when I finally picked my dress as it was! I emailed Will at the Dress Specialists in a total and complete meltdown that my dream dress was ruined forever. After looking at a few photos, Will was very sweet and reassuring over email, and we agreed I would bring it in as soon as I landed in Seattle, a week before my wedding. Once we brought the dress in, not only was Will just as sweet and reassuring in person, but he worked through his weekend and rushed to get the dress cleaned and pressed in time for my wedding. The dress turned out stunning and all of my guests gushed about it all weekend. Do not hesitate to call or email them if you have a question or concern about your dress!! They work miracles and if they were able to calm me down, I can guarantee they can calm you down! Thank you again Will!!!
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Mike Erstad
Mike Erstad

Mike owned and operated a couture dry cleaning and wedding gown care facility for over 25 years when he decided to sell the dry cleaners and focus on wedding gown care and consulting. He has traveled throughout the US, helping qualified cleaners learn the unique needs required for wedding gown care. He is highly regarded in the garment care profession.

Orange Restoration Labs of Connecticut trained MIke in archival museum quality care for gowns, including preservation, restoration of vintage gowns, and pre-wedding care of all types of unique wedding gowns. The methods Mike uses to preserve or restore gowns are those archivists use for museums.

He believes in running a green business, is an active member of the Green Business Bureau, and uses all environmentally safe and toxin-free processes.

Will Erstad
Will Erstad

We started caring for wedding dresses before I can remember, and I’m proud to say I think we have evolved and learned and grown, and still are the most qualified people to handle any dress that comes in our door. That’s why I’m so excited to be continue this endeavor with my Mike & Holden, my dad and brother, doing what we do best and only that. Caring for wedding dresses, and being a business essential to the fabric of Seattle. After working countless jobs, I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be and I’m so excited to keep providing Seattle with a service that only a small business can give.


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