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Have your wedding gown preserved with Museum Care by DryCleanBaltimore.Com by Schroedl since 1861. We are long standing members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. Trust us to ensure the lasting beauty of your gown with truly green, carbon neutral gown cleaning and preservation.

Wedding Gown

DryCleanBaltimore.Com by Schroedl has been in business since 1861 and we still believe in providing personalized customer service. Each gown is different and unique, just like the bride – that is why we will come to your home or office to evaluate each gown individually. Your gown will be handled with the utmost care while it is cleaned from top to bottom here on site. We take every precaution to protect delicate beads, embroidery, and lace during the cleaning. Please visit our review page on The Knot to see what people are saying about our services. We love to hear from our customers – please review us on The Knot or send us a message about our services.

Our wedding gown specialists have years of experience to ensure your gown is handled with the proper care. We inspect your gown several times throughout the process – evaluating the fabric, beading, hem lines, the zipper, and the gown in its entirety. Our thoroughness and attention to detail guarantee great results!

Wedding Gown

We also preserve your family’s tradition of ceremonial gowns. We offer treasure chests to preserve christening gowns, flower girl gowns, communion gowns and ring-bearer suits. When the time comes that you want to reuse your ceremonial clothing, we will press the items at no charge.


We clean gowns according to standard museum-quality practices. Plus, we take extra steps to be certain all stains, both seen and unseen, are removed. Wedding day spills such as soda, wine, and cake (many times caused by a guest and unnoticed by you) can dry without leaving a visible mark. Over time, these sugary stains, which are not dissolved during ordinary dry cleaning, can caramelize into ugly brown stains. Your gown will be cleaned at our facility – we do not send your gown out for cleaning. You will be kept up to date throughout the cleaning process and able to personally inspect your gown at our store before preservation.

Bridal Gown Preservation

Turn the memory of your special day into an heirloom with the wedding gown preservation service you can trust – guaranteed! We inspect your gown personally before it is carefully layered with acid-free tissue and folded into an acid-free, archival-quality wedding chest that protects it from exposure to light and air. No chemicals are added, and our preservations are carbon-neutral because we offset all carbon emissions with donations to that support reforestation projects.

Selling or Donating Your Wedding Gown

Thinking of selling or donating your wedding gown after the wedding? Featured in newspapers and television such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN, and Martha Stewart Weddings, is one of the best places to sell your gown online. For a nominal one-time fee (and no commission on the sale), you can list your wedding dress until it sells.

Or, if you would prefer, consider Brides Across America for military brides or The Bridal Garden, whose proceeds go towards education for disadvantaged children.

Destination Brides

Our Destination Kit protects your gown and eliminates wrinkles. The kit itself is easy to travel with – the size can be compared to a suitcase. If you are traveling via airplane, the kit will fit in the overhead compartment.

Important Tips

  1. Always… hang your wedding gown by the loops inside the gown that are connected to sturdy side seams, never by fragile shoulder seams that can stretch or sag.
  2. Always… avoid storing your wedding gown in plastic bags or vacuum-sealed plastic. Plastic can emit fumes that can yellow your bridal gown and/or trap moisture that mildews your wedding gown.
  3. Always… avoid storing your bridal gown in the attic or basement where there are extreme changes in temperature or humidity.
  4. Always… ask what precautions the specialists take to protect the delicate trims and decorations on your wedding gown and how the cleaner guards against latent stains on your gown.

For more information, call Chris Patterson at 410-358-5500 or email

Association of Wedding Gown Specialists
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A heirloom and stored designer wedding gown was intended for use at a wedding gown as something borrowed. Horrors as there was less than 2 weeks until the destination event. The date of discovery was 1/4/15 and it was Sunday. I sent an email from the company website and thought that’s it. We are sunk. Well I heard back from Chris within 1 hour and pics were sent. The owner got involved. The dress was there by Monday AM and the miracle workers were able to completely address without any compromise of a single SWAROVSKI crystal that is so intricate to the dress. The destination went off as planned!!!!! Happy mama!!!! Extremely happy customer.


Okay, so where do I even begin?!? Chris had gone ABOVE and BEYOND. I live in Kent County DE, and she drove to me from Maryland to pick up my dress. I need the dress cleaned prior to my alterations, there was some dirt around the hemline, and Schroedl brought my dress back in New condition. All of the delicate lace and swarovski crystals were not damaged and not affected by their services. Give Chris a call. She will give you an honest assessment and estimate. They are AMAZING!!! I will be back for the preservation of my gown. THANK YOU SCHROEDL’s! You really made me so happy.


Chris is so easy to work with! They did such a great job with my dress, and I would recommend them to anyone wanting to clean and preserve their dress.


My dress had a yellow mystery stain on it after being in the closet for a long time. My friend helped me find this dry cleaner with the wonderful reviews. I took my dress in and was quickly reassured that they could get rid of the stain. I was given a simple contract, updated via e-mail each step of the way. The experience was great, and my dress was saved! I was so relieved that the stain was removed and in a timely manner during wedding season.


These guys were great! From the friendly girls we worked with when we first dropped off my dress, to Chris who handled all of our email back and forth, they are all extremely professional and sweet. My gown was a fair mess after our outdoor ceremony and outdoor/indoor reception, but they did a great job taking care of it with before and after pictures, and even drove all the way out to my office on the border of Delaware to deliver. It is definitely not an inexpensive process, but with the great care they take of the gown, and the wonderful customer service, it is certainly worth it to preserve your wedding gown for the next few decades!