Wedding Dress Preservation by Memory Lane

Carolyn Varian pours the same love, pride, and care into cleaning and preserving your wedding dress as she would her own daughter's.

Wedding Dress Preservation & Cleaning from Memory Lane in Sunland, CA

Welcome to Memory Lane

By placing your beautiful gown in the care of owner Carolyn Varian, you are assured perfection and attentiveness to detail. Quality, pride, and care go into cleaning and preserving each and every gown. So, forget all the quirky things that happened at your wedding and keep your very best memories forever with Memory Lane Wedding Dress Preservation.

Our Signature Preservation Process

What really sets us apart from other high-end cleaners is our archival quality Signature Wedding Dress Preservation Process.

A private consultation with a fabric care specialist in person, over the telephone or via e-mail is encouraged and available at no charge . This step is particularly important to evaluate your new or vintage gown individually, based on its fabric and any embellishments that would require more time and attention.

Museum Archival Quality

By archival quality, we mean our dress storage boxes are suitable for contact with historical materials. The hope of the bride is that her wedding gown becomes "historical," to be worn by many generations of brides.

Museum conservators had become concerned about apparent deterioration (yellowing, brown spots, staining, streaking, friability, etc.) of some of their textiles stored in standard cardboard boxes. They finally realized that the boxes had become highly acidic, causing the degradation of the paper and its consequent discoloration. The yellowing, browning, and streaking of the paper was staining the textiles in contact with it, as well as acidifying the textiles themselves.

In 1978 museum conservators met with representatives of commercial paper companies to discuss a way to develop boxes safe for costume storage. Together museum conservators and the paper companies created a set of requirements for Archival Quality Storage.

Memory Lane's Specialty Storage Boxes Are:

We also use acid-free tissue to cushion the folds of the gown and to help maintain the designer's delicate line and drape, is ultra-porous because textiles need to breathe.

Our boxes all have a de-sized, unbleached, and washed cotton muslin liner serves as a fabric filter, which can remove more than 99% of any incoming suspended dirt and serves as a blotter helping to keep any moisture away from the gown.

A cotton muslin bag is then fitted over the box for exterior protection while still allowing for maximum air circulation for the gown.

Contact Memory Lane today to start your wedding dress preservation process!