“Oceanside was the top recommendation from Love Bridal and I wanted the best of the best to alter my dress!”
Seven Bridal and Wedding Trends for 2023
Following the recent New York Bridal Fashion Week, designers and wedding planners are beginning to offer a peek at 2023 bridal fashion and wedding event trends. If you’re beginning to plan your 2023 wedding, here are seven key trends. First, wedding gown trends: 1. Blue is in A trendy blue wedding gown. (Photo by Trent [...]
Storing Clothes in Plastic Bags Harms Them
Customers often ask us if it is best to store their dry-cleaning items or laundered clothes in the plastic bags we send them home in. The answer is: No! Long term, plastic harms the clothes. This surprises many customers, who then ask why we use the plastic. The plastic is meant to protect the clothes [...]
“Oceanside was recommended by both my wedding planner and seamstress. I was very nervous about giving up my dress so it could be steamed and delivered, but Clare was so easy to work with, accommodating and trustworthy.”
“I always knew I wanted to preserve the dresses since they were my mom’s. I can’t wait to have a little girl and display the shadow box in her room.”
“I knew I wanted to get my dress preserved because my mom had preserved hers and I was actually able to remake it and wear it for my rehearsal dinner!“
“What honestly sold us was when my mom was speaking to the woman on the phone, she said her name was Claire, which was my nana’s name.“
“We heard from friends that Oceanside was the best for alterations, and we got very lucky that they fit us in on a tight timeline.“
“I’ve been in Ponte Vedra my whole life, have taken my prom dresses there and knew I trusted them with my wedding gown!“
Five Top 2022 Wedding Dress Trends
From May through October, wedding season is in full bloom. While most people think June is the top wedding month (with 15% of all weddings), September actually takes first place, with 16% of all weddings. Every year in the U.S., about 2.4 million weddings are performed. Notice Grace Kelly’s high neckline in her 1956 marriage [...]
“Every alteration was done impeccably, and I truly could not have imagined taking my dress anywhere else to be altered!“
“When I put it on, I immediately envisioned myself walking down the aisle to Mason in this dress and I knew it was the one.”
“After all that went into getting my dress made, I knew I had to leave it in the hands of the experts to get it cleaned and preserved.”
Dry Cleaning or Washing? The Answer: It Depends
There are arguments to be made for both dry cleaning and washing a clothing item. Which process is best depends on the item and how you use it. Dry cleaning and washing are different and yet similar. Dry cleaning uses solvents (and sometimes detergents) removed during the drying phase. Washing uses a combination of water [...]
“This dress is something I will cherish forever, and I hope to pass it down to a daughter or family member.”
Oceanside Wins Wedding Dress Care Award for 5th Straight Year
The Knot, a global company with resources for engaged couples, newlyweds and first-time parents everywhere, has awarded Oceanside Cleaners their “Wedding Dress Care Award” for 2022, marking the fifth-straight year for Oceanside to receive the award. Oceanside has also been inducted into “The Knot Hall of Fame.” The annual award is for “exquisite care for [...]
Stain Removal Tips from the Professionals
All of us have to deal with stains on our clothes: grass stains, grease stains, tomato stains, coffee stains, ink stains…the list is never-ending. There is no avoiding occasional stains, no matter how careful we are. In fact, simple spaghetti dinners are the most searched stain on the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) website! More research [...]
High-End Workout Clothes Require Special Laundry Care
In the past, throwing a pair of $15 cotton sweatpants into the washer and dryer was low risk. If cleaning at home shrunk them or permanently set the sweat stains, people just bought another pair. In recent years, though, athletic clothes have increased in quality and price, as fabric, design and fit have improved. For [...]
Oceanside Enters the Hall of Fame!
Oceanside Enters the Hall of Fame! After a trying 2020, we begin 2021 completely blown away that Oceanside has won The Knot Best of Weddings for the fourth year in a row, earning its spot in The Knot Hall of Fame! “We are delighted to have won The Knot Best of Weddings and join the Hall of Fame,” said [...]
The Oceanside Difference: Creating a Culture of CARE
The Oceanside Difference: Creating a Culture of CARE Recently, we’ve had a run of good news at Oceanside Cleaners. In November, CINET, a global textile care association, honored Oceanside Cleaners as the best retail cleaner globally among small and medium-sized businesses. The next week America’s Best Cleaners included us in the 2020 Leadership Forum, where […]
Oceanside Wins “Overall Best” Cleaners – Globally!
Oceanside Wins “Overall Best” Cleaners – Globally! For professional cleaners around the world, the CINET Global Best Practices Awards are a BIG deal. This year’s event, presented virtually November 4 – 5 from Amsterdam, focused on a high standard of quality, new business services, innovation and sustainability in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
Treat Your Guests to Our Sheet Service
Treat Your Guests to Our Sheet Service Treat your guests, and maybe even yourself, to our superior sheet service! The holiday season is right around the corner, which means many of you will have family and friends coming into town. Let us help you get your guest rooms ready for a 5-star resort experience!
Oceanside is much more than a dry cleaner!
Oceanside is much more than a dry cleaner! Oceanside Cleaners specializes in dry cleaning and laundry, but did you know we also offer a number of other services? From sheets, duvets, blankets, and comforters to altering your wedding gown for the best day of your life, we are skilled in many different departments. We understand […]
Outdoor Cushions Looking Grungy? We Can Help!
Outdoor Cushions Looking Grungy? We Can Help! Many of us have been spending a lot of time at home working remotely and even monitoring “virtual school.” As we embark on fall, there is no better time than now to enjoy the remainder of the warmer weather outdoors, most likely in our own backyards, patios, and pools.
Safely Sanitizing Face Masks
Safely Sanitizing Face Masks With face masks becoming mandatory in all public places around the Jacksonville area, you are probably wondering how to thoroughly clean your cloth mask properly.
Postponed Wedding? Here’s How to Store Your Gown
Postponed Wedding? Here’s How to Store Your Gown If your wedding has been postponed, you’re undoubtedly making alternate plans. Maybe the “backyard wedding” isn’t quite your style and you’re choosing to wait. Or, maybe you’re having a small ceremony on your original wedding date and the reception later. No matter what your plans, here are […]
How to Clean Your Clothes to Reduce Coronavirus Risk
How to Clean Your Clothes to Reduce Coronavirus Risk By now, we’re all singing two rounds of “Happy Birthday” while washing our hands. We’re spraying down countertops even more regularly with disinfectant cleaners. And we’ve moved quickly from handshakes to elbow bumps to strict “social distancing.” But what about our clothes? During the COVID-19 pandemic, proper […]
Something Blue Blue may very well be the world’s most loved hue. It’s also a symbol of love, purity, and fidelity in the Old English wedding rhyme, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence for her shoe.” The phrase dates back to 19th century Lancashire in northwest England and refers to the […]
Sorting Laundry: Is It Really Necessary?
Sorting Laundry: Is It Really Necessary? Do you separate your clothes into piles before doing your laundry? Or do you throw everything in the wash together and get on with your day? Although sorting has long been the status quo, “new and improved” laundry detergents, along with advances in washer technology, have sparked a debate: […]
How to Get Grass Stains Out In 6 Quick Steps
How to Get Grass Stains Out In 6 Quick Steps Whether it is a satisfying morning of gardening or a fun afternoon of backyard games, no one wants to a grass stain memento. Yet, we’ve all had our share. Follow these simple steps to get your grass stains out for good!
Best of The Knot—Again!
Best of The Knot—Again! For the third year running, Oceanside Cleaners is a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings! How did we do it? By providing expert care, impeccable attention to detail, white-glove transportation services, and museum-quality cleaning and preservation.
Why Brides Love Oceanside Cleaners Pre- and Post-Wedding
Why Brides Love Oceanside Cleaners Pre- and Post-Wedding With the rise in do-it-yourself weddings, more couples are tackling their wedding logistics solo. But even without a professional planner, weddings take a village to pull together: the caterer, the venue staff, the photographer, the wedding party. When it comes to wedding garments, savvy brides turn to [...]
“I hope to one day share with my daughter the dress I wore on the most special day of my life.”
Easy Steps That Work for Removing a Red Wine Stain
Easy Steps That Work for Removing a Red Wine Stain Nothing spoils a hearty celebration or a relaxing moment like a red wine spill on your clothes, but acting quickly can get you back to the festivities or to your relaxation. Follow these steps to remove that stain!
Why Oceanside Cleaners Isn’t for Everyone
Why Oceanside Cleaners Isn’t for Everyone Blue ribbon service, complimentary pickup and delivery, expert attention to detail, an effortless experience. These are the hallmarks of Oceanside Cleaners, the values and tenets we live and breathe day in and day out. But we’re not for everyone, and here’s why.
“They were able to remove the stain and made the dress look even better than when I first purchased it!”
How to Ensure your Wedding Dress Survives Dry Cleaning
How to Ensure your Wedding Dress Survives Dry Cleaning Whether you’ve invested $1,000 or $10,000 on your perfect wedding dress, you want to make sure it’s treated with the same care you have for it. We all know that the bride makes the dress, but boy, does a dress you love make you feel special [...]
Can you wash pillows?
Can you wash pillows? Ideally, you want to wash your pillows twice a year to remove built-up lotion, dead skin, maybe even mildew.
How to Wash a Down Jacket
How to Wash a Down Jacket It’s that time of year, when down jackets and scarves become trendy. But, with wear comes a little dirt, and you may be wondering if you can wash your down jacket at home. You can!
Re-Purpose Those Hangers!
Re-Purpose Those Hangers! Did you jump on the Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” bandwagon and pare down your closet to only the items that “bring you joy?”
How to Bustle a Wedding Dress and Why You Need One
How to Bustle a Wedding Dress and Why You Need One In the wedding dress world, bustle is more of a noun than a verb.
“I wanted to make sure the gown was in pristine condition so I can take it out one day and remember the best day ever.”
Dry Cleaning Convenience (in Time for the Holidays!)
Dry Cleaning Convenience (in Time for the Holidays!) Grubhub, Instacart, Amazon, Uber Eats. Americans are looking for more convenience than ever.
Give the Gift of a Dry Cleaning Gift Card
Give the Gift of a Dry Cleaning Gift Card In this day and age, most of us have purchased or received gift cards. We all appreciate their convenience and ease of use.
Business Travel? Simplify Your Life with Our Folded Shirt Service
Business Travel? Simplify Your Life with Our Folded Shirt Service Are you getting ready for a business trip? Life is busy enough—simplify things.
Washing Instruction Labels: What Do the Symbols Mean?
Washing Instruction Labels: What Do the Symbols Mean? When shopping for clothing, do you look for items that can be washed at home, or do you have a line item in your budget for dry cleaning?
“The designer is a genius, and I feel like her dresses should be treated like royalty.”
“I hope my future daughter or nieces want to wear my gown, so preserving it will make that possible.”
Original Veil Worn Again 40 Years Later
“Oceanside Cleaners treated me like an old friend, using utmost care with my precious dress and veil.”
“I loved my dress so much and have never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day.”
Cleaning Care for the American Flag
Cleaning Care for the American Flag Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day—the summer flag-bearing holidays are near. Now is a great time to check your flag and get it cleaned, if necessary.
Moving? Let Us Move Your Clothes for You
Moving? Let Us Move Your Clothes for You Moving from one home to another can be challenging if not downright exhausting. Of course, one of the most cumbersome aspects is moving all of your family’s clothes. Thankfully, Oceanside has a unique, complimentary service for existing customers—we will move your clothes for you!
To Wash or Not to Wash: That is the Laundry Question
To Wash or Not to Wash: That is the Laundry Question Face it. Buying new clothes can be fun. REALLY fun. So fun, in fact, that sometimes you want to run home and throw on your new clothes. But unless you enjoy the risk of scabies and lice, some experts advise you wash your new […]
“When I tried it on, I immediately lit up. I could not stop smiling, and I loved all the little details it had. “
Oceanside’s Not-so-Secret Weapon to Kill Odor
Oceanside’s Not-so-Secret Weapon to Kill Odor In 2017, it’s estimated that the sports apparel market generated $168 billion in sales worldwide. And with workout gear considered a highly valuable sector of the fashion industry, it’s no surprise that the value of the global sports apparel market is anticipated to grow for years to come.
“I am so grateful for Clare and Oceanside Cleaners for ridding my gown of dirt, makeup, and even red wine stains!”
“I saved the gown for last at my first bridal appointment and the minute it was zipped on, I knew I couldn’t walk down the aisle in anything else.”
Green Dry Cleaning in Jacksonville
Green Dry Cleaning in Jacksonville Does it really matter whether the Jacksonville dry cleaner you choose is environmentally friendly? Absolutely!
“My mom did not preserve her dress and wishes that she did, so I had her advice and encouragement to make sure this was something that I did.”
A “2018 Best of Weddings” Winner
A “2018 Best of Weddings” Winner One could argue that the proposal is the easiest part of getting married. From there, the bride and groom face a torrent of wedding-related decisions from the date and theme to the flowers and food. Luckily, these days there are a number of resources available online to help sift […]
“It is my hope that one day my daughter or daughter-in-law will be able to wear this dress.”
“I would love it if my future daughter would want to wear it or take parts of it to create a new dress for her!”
People Turning to Wash & Fold Laundry Service
People Turning to Wash & Fold Laundry Service Just how long does it take to do laundry? There are many factors to consider—type of machine, length of cycle, and use of any special wash cycles just to name a few. You can add to that the time challenges presented by scheduling conflicts, distractions, and more.
Your Wedding Dress & Its Happily Ever After
Your Wedding Dress & Its Happily Ever After “After my wedding, I was convinced my dress was trashed. We had an outdoor ceremony and some of our reception, including our dance floor, was outdoors. The bottom of my perfect ivory dress was covered in dirt and had red wine stains.” — Laura
Own a Great Down Comforter
Own a Great Down Comforter Among the many services provided by Oceanside Cleaners, we clean household items such as comforters, sheets, and pillows. Though there are personal preferences at play when you purchase any of these items, we are focusing on some of the key features to consider when purchasing a down comforter. The following […]
Planning a Winter Wedding
Planning a Winter Wedding When planned with romance in mind (regardless of the actual outside temps!), winter weddings can evoke thoughts of velvet-draped, candlelit, cozy events. If you’re planning a winter wedding, here are three key things to keep in mind.