Village East Cleaners - gown care
They did a beautiful job on my wedding dress
They were so helpful and did an amazing job cleaning and preserving my beautiful wedding dress.
Found you guys on line. The best service ever...The last time we had dress cleaned somewhere else they had reservations on even doing it because they were afraid of all the ruffles. YOU GUYS..even at first glance said "not a problem"...WOW we we very happy with all aspects of service..the dress came out like brand new.. and because the wedding has been postponed..we picked it up a few weeks later than we had said....you guys had no problem with that at all. We did not know that you guys are the only licensed ones here in las vegas to do wedding dresses. YOu guys are a blessing and we will definetly use you again for anything else we need. And I have a big mouth so I will tell everyone how great you guys are...Thanks again...oh yes, the girl even carried the dress out to the car and placed it in the car for us....You guys are the best.
(the new wedding date has not been set yet)
After our wedding I jumped in a lake with my wedding dress. It was covered in dirt/debri and lake water. The wonderful people at village cleaners got my wedding dress looking like new. Even the beading and pleating! village east cleaners did an amazing job with my dress and I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Our Daughter had Village East Dry Cleaners preserve her beautiful wedding gown. They are so caring and understanding that we felt so at ease leaving her gown with them to be gently taken care of. Before they preserved it in the unique box she was called to come and and inspect their work. WOW you would never know this gown was even worn, they did an amazing job and know the gown will last forever! Thank you Village East for making this such a positive experience for me and my daughter. Cathy
When I went into the store I was so pleased at the professional service I received from the Wedding Gown specialist Mel & her assistant Dennice. They explained everything so carefully that it totally put me at ease. I was referred to Village East Dry Cleaners from The Association of Bridal Specialists they told me that Village East is the only Dry Cleaner in the state of Nevada that is LICENSED with them and that their preservations are highly guaranteed.
I can’t say enough as to how happy I am with the service and professionalism I received from Village East Dry Cleaners. They answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable leaving my dress with them to preserve. It was also nice to know that they offer pick up and delivery service FREE of charge. I recommend Village East to anyone that wants to get their wedding gown preserved!
Very professional and friendly! Decent prices which is helpful for brides on a budget!
Because I had two gowns, I decided to have both of them altered at the same place: Village East Cleaners & Alterations. They did a great job and even gave me a discount since I did both at the same time. After the wedding I had both dresses preserved here. The whole process was professional and easy.
My dress turned out beautiful and spotless! I requested cleaning and preservation and like they let you check the merchandise before they pack it. Customer service was especially good-- they took the time to discuss what my expectations were for the cleaning and didn't pressure me to go the route of preservation (which I later decided to do). They also werent hard on me for waiting so long! I would definitely recommend them for cleaning such a sentimental piece for brides!
If you have clothing you care about, I recommend you choose the drycleaner who not only cares, but knows how to care for your clothing. Village East is in a league by themselves with QUALITY, but pricing is same as other drycleaners. (I know, I checked them all out). JG
After 48 years of marriage I can't comment on "future brides" but I do want you to know I've been your customer for-ever. My husband and I have lived here all that time and more and would recommend you to everybody for every form of cleaning. Besides, you all are fun to work with too! Keep up the good work!
Barbara and David Stevenson
We love Village East Cleaners!!! We have recommended many brides to them. Our brides always tell us what a wonderful job they did!!!
What is the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists is a not-for-profit trade association of specialty cleaners; members affiliated since 1990. MuseumCare©gown preservation is their specialty offering a unique guarantee. The local cleaning service provides a written international guarantee honored by any other member of the Association; represented in more than 500 cities around the world.
All our locations have on-site tailors or seamstresses. Fittings can be scheduled with the seamstress/tailor or just walk in.
Whatever your “needle needs”, you can rely on our professionals.
The primary mission is to preserve and/or restore the bride’s precious gown and her memories.
Only a MuseumCare? preservation is true protection for your gown. Look for our name and look for our logo.
Our written international guarantee is backed by members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists represented in more than 500 cities around the world.
Dry cleaning is a method of removing stains and dirt from garments and fabric by using little or no water. Actually, dry cleaning is not “dry” as solvents or liquids are used to perform the cleaning, but with little water thus the term “dry”.
Dry cleaning machines are similar to washing machines in that a large tumbling basket is used to facilitate the cleaning process. Garments are placed in this basket that is partially filled with solvent and tumbled in a manner in which they drop through the solvent. This agitation and flushing action of the solvent are responsible for the majority of the cleaning.
Certain elements must be present in a dry cleaning system. These include a rotating wash cylinder, a tank for storing solvent, a pump to circulate the solvent, filters, a distillation system, a dryer and of course, the solvent itself. Other components which may or may not be found includes refrigerated condenser for capturing solvent vapors, vapor absorbers, moisture injection system, computer or card controllers, and others.
The solvents most widely used are percloroethylene (PERC) and hydrocarbon. The cleaning solution is comprised of approximately 98% pure solvent, 1% water, 1% sizing and detergents. If impurities comprise any more than an additional 1% of the cleaning solution, the cleaning quality can be detrimentally affected by odor and dinginess.
Some of the more difficult stains are removed with the use of chemical agents, water, steam, air, and a vacuum. This is completed on what is called a “spotting board”. This technique is performed both before and after cleaning and the stains are removed individually.
What is spot Cleaning?
Spot cleaning is basically what the title implies. A garment is hand cleaned only in the areas where spots are noticeable. Spot cleaning is performed if portions of a garment are not capable of withstanding an overall cleaning method or if the garment is basically clean and just a small area has a stain.
Spot cleaning is accomplished using a stain removal board, removal agents as necessary, steam and vacuum.
We, Village East Cleaners, also perform a process called “Freshening Up”. In freshening up a special attention is given to the under arms, wiping down the lining with a solvent, spot cleaning and hand pressing.
We have seven different and specialized finishing stations. You can’t get the finest results on an evening gown by a finisher if he/she is expected to produce khaki pants on the same station. The gown requires a softer press while the khaki pants are best produced with a harder press pad to generate the crisp finish.
Due to the variance in materials and construction, we do not have a single set price for an item category. Example: a blouse can have a large range of prices from a simple cotton tee to a silk designer top with rhinestone buttons and a temporary pleated finish requiring re-pleating with each cleaning. We are always happy to take the time at drop off to provide an exact price for articles being left for service. Please be patient as the pricing step is slightly involved and requires reading every care label and can take a few minutes.
Our Best Advice on Stains
1. Blot the Spot! The first thing to do if you have spilled something on your clothing is to remove as much as possible of the spilled substance by blotting with absorbent towels. Paper towels are best, terry cloth towels are also effective, and linen napkins are better than nothing – but they are really not very absorbent. Most importantly, never rub. Rubbing a fabric can quickly cause damage to the color or texture of the rubbed area. Blot by pressing a towel onto the spill area. Holding another towel underneath while pressing on top is the most effective technique. Wash or dry clean (according to the care label) the garment as soon as possible to prevent the stain from becoming set.
2. Don’t allow stains to set in! The sooner a stained garment is cleaned, the more likely the stains can be removed. Time and exposure to air, warmth, and light can physically change a stain and make it difficult or impossible to remove. Spills from colorless beverages containing sugar may disappear when dry, but re-appear when the garment is exposed to heat from sunlight or ironing. This is especially true with wedding gowns.
3. Not all stains are created equal! The ease or difficulty with which a stain can be removed is not always obvious. Many oily stains such as butter, salad oil, etc. – which seem disastrous – are actually not difficult to remove in most cases. Other seemingly innocuous items such as fruit juices, coffee, or flower pollen can be a real challenge to even the most experienced cleaners. As always, your best defense against any stain is to have the garment cleaned as soon as possible.
Lift wax with a dull knife. For remaining wax, place the cloth between paper towels and press with a warm iron. Replace paper towels as wax is absorbed.
Caring for Velvet:
Velvet is soft, rich looking fabric, especially popular for holiday garments, such as dresses, blouses, and slacks. The best quality velvet has a deep pile and is made from cotton or a cotton/rayon blend. Acrylic is also used to make velvet, but it is less durable and the pile is easily damaged when moist.
All velvet is considered a special occasion fabric and has limited durability. Areas that show wear are the seat and the crease areas at the hips, knees, and elbows that may show pile distortion after limited use. Dry cleaning is the most gentle method of cleaning, and we have specialized equipment to help restore or mask wear.
Coat Care Basics
Never leave your coat in a car or car trunk on a hot day especially wool as it may shrink.
If your fur coat gets wet, shake it off and let it dry naturally.
Harsh winter elements, such as dirt, oily stains and salt must be gently removed from your coat. Our cleaning processes will help preserve your coats, assuring you years of enjoyment.