Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and your wedding dress is something you, as a bride, will cherish forever. We will handle your gown with care, clean, repair and provide special attention to all details so that it is returned to you in pristine condition.
After your special day has passed, we take your wedding dress and restore it to its original condition. Preserving your bridal gown is important for many reasons. Your gown is not only a special reminder of your wedding day, but it may also be passed down to future generations and worn by your daughter or granddaughter. We know your gown deserves careful attention and assure you that it will not only be restored, but also carefully wrapped and packaged so that it can last a lifetime.
Trust Pristine Fine Dry Cleaners to take care of all of your pre-wedding day needs. Our Bridal Tailor, Julie Blanton, will work with you weeks and even months ahead to tailor your wedding gown so that it fits perfectly on your wedding day. From hems to tapering to linings and more, our professional tailor pays extra attention to detail so you can have one less thing to worry about on your special day.
How far in advance do I need to schedule my first fitting?When possible, we recommend that you book your initial consultation with us at least 3 months before your wedding day, especially during our busy season, which is May through July. You need to feel completely happy with your dress after any necessary changes, so we like to leave enough time for further fittings and final adjustments, just in case.How long will the alterations take?We advise allowing no less than three months between your first fitting and your big day (or the date you need your dress). Recognizing that plans don’t always work out that way, we also offer expedited alteration services for a 25% additional fee.What should I bring with me to the fitting?Bring the gown, undergarments, and the shoes you plan to wear on your wedding day. A different pair of
shoes with the same heel may change your hemline and undergarments can alter a perfect fit. We will offer suggestions to help you decide if you like.How many fittings will I need?During your initial dress fitting we will determine what alterations need to be made and plan your future fitting schedule accordingly. Two to Three fittings are customary. Complex styling may require up to 4 fittings. We ask that you let us know of any schedule challenges at least 48 hours in advance.What will it cost?At your first fitting we determine how much styling will be needed, depending on the material, embellishments and construction of the gown. We request a 50% deposit at this time.Do I pay fitting fees?Additional fittings at the customer’s request are at a rate of $50 per hour.
Julie Blanton is a highly skilled bridal tailor and stylist of modern wedding gowns. Born and raised in the Napa Valley, she was initially inspired by fabric and style while working for her family owned custom drapery business, decorating some of Napa’s most exclusive homes where she learned her craft and went on to receive her Degree in Fashion Design before moving east.
At age 24 she designed and constructed a cathedral length gown for her own wedding in New York City and has continued her passion tailoring, constructing and restyling new and heirloom dresses for each bride’s unique style. What distinguishes Julie from others in her field, in addition to her bridal tailoring is her ability to use part or all of your wedding dress and transform it into a beautiful christening gown for your child.
Christening gown made from additional fabric after mom's wedding gown was made. Heirloom gown re-styled.Knowing this occasion is one of the biggest days of your life and one of the most expensive dresses you’ll ever own, Julie is a true perfectionist and will handle your dress with the utmost of care. With a friendly attitude and attention to detail, she will listen to your individual needs and vision to make you look your best on that special day.
Julie has lived and raised her family in the Princeton area for over 30 years and we welcome her as the newest member of our Bridal Service team.
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