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FREE GOWN CONSULTATION

Your wedding dress is your most prized possession, and you want it to be picture-perfect both before and after “I do.” So, when it comes to gown care, you want qualified professionals to handle it. Professionals that perform craftmanship work and will ensure the safety of your special piece. That’s where our Certified Gown Specialists come in; we work with clients, just like you, every day.

Shores Fine Dry Cleaning is the only gown cleaner in Wake and Orange counties certified to ensure wedding gowns and textiles of all kinds are cleaned according to museum care standards and preserved in archival materials. We guarantee all preservations against yellowing, and you get photo documentation of the work performed on your gown.

We are proud members’ of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists and endorsed by the Association of Bridal Consultants, Green Bride, and the National Bridal Service.

Use the form to Contact Us for a Free Consultation, be the first to know about exclusive offers, or to request more information about Shores gown services.

Frequently asked questions

How do you price dress alterations?

By Piece

Who do you provide services for?

Bride
Bridesmaids
Father of the Bride
Father of the Groom
Flower Girls
Groom
Groomsmen
Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Groom
Ring Bearers

Which of the following services do you provide?

Alterations
Cleaning
Preservation
Rentals

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

What is your return policy?

Final Sales
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Reviews of Shores Fine Dry Cleaning

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4.8 out of 5 rating
50 Reviews
97% recommend it
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Lauren B. Sent on 11/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brought my wedding dress back to life!

I really put Shore’s skills to the test… I wore my wedding dress in 2 National Parks with gray dirt at one & red dirt at the second. I sat in a field & on red rocks and Shores was able to get almost everything out! You can barely tell that I’ve even worn the dress yet. I also had it re-altered so I could wear it again & the seamstress did an amazing job since the entire body was made of lace. Professional, full-service & they finished everything quickly. I would highly recommend!
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Cindy H. Sent on 11/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Super⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Service, friendliness of staff. I had a quinceañera dress and it looked brand new, when I retrieved it. I loved it.
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Sarah Sent on 12/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Linda is the greatest!

Linda at Shores is who you need to alter your wedding dress. She has decades of experience with this and you won't find better. Linda can tell you what alterations you need and flawlessly execute them. When I first put on my dress (which was a complicated one with lots of lace) I honestly had second thoughts about how it felt and looked on me (the larger size felt and looked so different than the one I tried at the store) but by the time she was done with alterations I felt so beautiful in it that I wore it the whole reception rather than changing into a different outfit. My planner commented that it was the best bustle she had ever seen. Linda also helped me decide on some accessories and was flexible with me coming in a few extra times when I had to change shoes etc. and gave her honest opinion on a few things just like a true friend would.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Nitsa's Nitsa's Wedding Dresses

Brian has been taking care of customers at Shores for many years. He is very approachable and takes great care of the garments during the cleaning process. He is always happy to answer questions customers may have and give his professional opinion to help out a customer!

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