Stephanie’s Wedding Gown Preservation

Bride Stephanie and her husband were married at a private property overlooking the absolutely breathtaking Lake Windermere in Invermere, British Columbia. They met in Invermere 5 years before their wedding, so the location truly has a special meaning for them. Read more about her wedding and fabulous gown preservation experience with Drycleaning by Dave in […]

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Kimberly’s Wedding Gown Cleaning

Bride Kimberly had her destination elopement in the Moab Desert in Utah and planned it all in just two weeks! Read more about her wedding in our Q&A below. When was your wedding and where did it take place? We got married on April 3, 2014 at the Double Arch in the Arches National Park […]

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Esther’s Wedding Dress Preservation

Esther and Greg got married in the Canadian countryside, with mountains and a lake creating a stunning backdrop for their June nuptials last year. Association member Drycleaning by Dave took excellent care of her beautiful gown before and after her big day. Read more about her wedding and see her gorgeous photos below! Read all […]

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Destination Wedding Care & Travel Tips

Traveling By Plane Make sure prior to boarding the plane you are well informed of the policies and procedures with each individual airline. Many years ago most airlines would allow you to place your Wedding Gown in the captain’s closet or storage cabin, however now this is very rare. We suggest that you either carry […]

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Carissa’s Wedding Gown Preservation

Read what real bride Carissa had to say about our wedding gown cleaning service; “First and foremost, I wanted to find a business that I could trust to take care of my wedding gown and future family heirloom. I did months of research and DryCleaning by Dave by far had the best reviews…

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Invisible Stains

One of our industry’s worst enemies is “invisible stains.” Oily dressing from fruits, vinaigrette salad dressing, most perfumes or body sprays, oil splatters from a frying pan or hair spray applied after you have dressed can cause invisible stains on your clothing. Although these stains may seem invisible to the eye, after only a few […]

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Fabric Care 101

There are two types of garment cleaning: Wet cleaning and Dry cleaning.   Dry cleaning uses fluids (solutions) to remove soil and stains from fabric. It is called “dry cleaning” because the solutions contain little or no water and do not penetrate the fibers as water does. The cleaning action is between the fibers. Dry cleaning is […]

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Drycleaning By Dave Furthering Expertise by Attending International Management Conference

Candice and Jeff Mills of Drycleaning By Dave in Calgary Alberta attended a prestigious meeting of international dry cleaners in order to promote excellence at their business. Methods for Management, an international consulting group led by Diana Vollmer and Kermit Engh, provides management development to elite dry cleaners who wish to further their expertise through […]

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Gender Pricing Debate

Dear Mr. President, It was extremely gratifying to small businesses like the neighborhood dry cleaner, to hear your recent remarks at the swearing in of Maria Contreras- Sweet as head of the Small Business Administration, praising ‘small businesses as the lifeblood of our economy’. Imagine then my distress when a day later during your remarks […]

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Coral Gables Press Release

Members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists met in Coral Gables, Florida, to discuss marketing strategies with wedding industry experts, tour Coral Gables La Salle Cleaners owned by Joe and Jessica Lancaster, and elect officers.  A highlight of the annual event, held in a different city each year, was the presentation of the fourth […]

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