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 laundering is no longer a matter of simply keeping your garments looking their best; it’s another smart precaution we can all take to help reduce the risk of catching—or spreading—the coronavirus.

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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 Oceanside for exquisite, hands-on care—without extra planning or hassle. Here’s why brides love using Oceanside before, during and after their special day.

Top-Notch Tailoring & Alterations

The complex structure and delicate materials of a wedding gown require expert care. Oceanside’s astute team ensures you—and your dress—look your absolute best for your big day. With our professional alterations, your dress will look as if it’s been designed specifically for you, beautifully accentuating and flattering your figure. In addition to gowns, we also alter bridesmaid dresses and formal wear plus we tailor tuxedos and suits so everyone in the wedding party can look and feel their best. Schedule your bridal fitting at our Ponte Vedra location.

Pre-Wedding Pressing and Finishing

The gown’s intricate beading, lace, and embroidery requires time, attention, and expert care. We carefully steam and press your gown a day or two before the ceremony so it’s wrinkle-free and picture-perfect for the aisle. The final days before the wedding can be harried and frantic, so rest easy knowing you’ve left the pressing details to us.

Venue Delivery

Cross another wedding “to do” off your list with our venue delivery services. Our experienced transportation staff will personally deliver your pressed gown to the wedding or photo venue, giving you peace of mind and extra time to spend getting ready, sipping champagne, and making memories for years to come.

Post-Wedding Pick Up

After you’ve said your vows and tossed the bouquet, chances are your dress will show the evidence of your bliss: makeup smudges, dirt, sweat, wine, tears, rips. The sooner you get your dress cleaned and preserved the better to prevent permanent damage. But who wants to make a trip to the dry cleaners in her first days of marital bliss? Oceanside’s concierge pick-up services get your dress the care it needs while giving you precious time with your new spouse.

When you say “I do” to Oceanside’s award-winning gown specialists, you can plan on having an exceptional experience that makes wedding planning easier.

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 on your day. When the time comes to send your gown in for cleaning and preservation, you want to make sure it comes back safe and sound. Your daughter may want to wear it some day!

Of course, your go-to dry cleaner is going to be the first place you check for dry cleaning your gown. And, they may be the right place! But first, make sure to check these items.

Find a cleaner that specializes in wedding dress cleaning

If the dry cleaner does not focus on wedding dress cleaning and they try to clean your dress anyway, you could end up with a singed or soap-laden dress on your hands. Wedding dress dry cleaning is not one-size fits all. Do your research so you don’t end up in an unfortunate situation.

Ask if they do the work in-house

It’s a common practice for shops to send gowns out to a contracted service for cleaning. There are too many stories online about wedding gowns being lost in shipping or damaged by a careless process and never the same again.

Your wedding dress is more than just some beautifully draped fabric, it’s a representation of the special day you will never forget. When you’re celebrating your 20th anniversary, you will be relieved to know your dress is properly preserved and is still holding onto memories. And who knows, maybe you won’t be the only one who will wear it down the aisle.

Oceanside Cleaners is the only dry cleaner in Jacksonville that cleans bridal gowns in-house.

If you’d like to learn more about wedding gown services at Oceanside Cleaners, just call (904) 642-6177 or check out our Instagram.