Preservation Specialist

Allen, Plano, and Dallas area Wedding Dress Preservation by Kite’s Bridal of FW

Maybe you’re looking for gown cleaning or maybe you know you want your dress properly preserved. Whichever the case, we’re glad you found us. Kite’s Bridal, located in Fort Worth, serves the entire D/FW metroplex’s bridal needs, especially when it comes to gown preservation, which yes, is an entire step above just cleaning.

Just like every bride is different, so too, every gown is unique, which means we treat every client with a boutique approach, which has gained us “Best of” accolades on both WeddingWire and TheKnot multiple years running. Whether you’re tying the knot in Southlake, Highland Park, Arlington, or in downtown Fort Worth or Dallas, or whether you’re doing a destination wedding, Kite’s can provide gown preservation at affordable prices and with unbelievable results.

Call Kite’s Bridal at 866-822-2554 and see just how easy it can be to not only clean your gown, but also preserve it, no matter which part of North Texas you come from, including White Settlement, Ridglea, Westover, and University Park.

What’s so special about Preserving a cleaned wedding gown in North Texas or D/FW?

At Kite’s Bridal, we hear the same questions all the time. How much more does preservation cost? Can you preserve stained dresses from destination weddings? Do I need to preserve a gown if it’s already cleaned? The great news is, gown preservation can be an affordable, easy, and important process for ensuring your dress will retain its size and shape for generations to come.

Preservation does include the standard wedding dress cleaning procedure, especially stain elimination, invisible stain identification and removal, and protection of lace, beads, and fabrics. But once the dress cleaning is complete, the preservation process involves proper storage in a muslin box (included with your order), which allows you to view your gown, touch it with an included pair of gloves, and still permit proper airflow to the dress.

When you want to protect one of your most valued wedding keepsakes for years to come, look no further than Kite’s Bridal of Fort Worth, Hurst/Euless/Bedford, Richland Hills, Grand Prairie, and Grapevine.

Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas’s ONLY Certified Gown Preservation Service

While certifications don’t always mean the world, our accreditation from the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists does carry weight, especially as the only AWGS member in the region. Moreover, our MuseumCare™ process gives you access to a nationwide network of specialists, should you ever move and wish to repackage your preserved gown.

Call Kite’s Bridal today at 866-822-2554, and start the free consultation scheduling process. Our clients are all across Benbrook, Weatherford, Garland, Allen, Plano, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Pantego, and Burleson, so you’re never too far away! When you preserve your dress with Kite’s of Fort Worth, both you and your future generations will thank you.


Designer Wedding Gown Cleaning

Dallas/Ft. Worth and Arlington Wedding Gown Preservation by Kite’s Bridal 


Wedding gown cleaning is a necessity, but what about gown preservation? Did you know that the two aren’t the same? That’s OK if not! We at Kite’s Bridal work with specialty and designer gowns day in and out, while you only wear yours once. You can leave the expertise to us. 


Whether you’re located or looking to get married in Fort Worth, or around one of our beautiful neighborhoods like University Park, Downtown, the Stockyards, or the Westside, Kite’s Bridal has served this community for decades, and we put customer service first. 


So for weddings and brides all across Ridglea, White Settlement, Richland Hills, Allen, and Plano, when it comes time to have your gown cleaned and preserved with our MuseumCare™ certified processes, we’ll be ready to help. Call us at (866) 822-2554 and ask about our free quotes.

Guide to Ft. Worth Wedding Dress Preservation (Professional Cleaning Included!)


There are plenty of other gown cleaning services available in Cowtown, and there are even services who claim to preserve your wedding dress too, but they are NOT the same! Kite’s Bridal is your only North Texas source of certified gown preservation, which is guaranteed by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. 


Why do you need a network of Gown Specialists for your dress preservation, though? Isn’t it a one-and-done process? It can be for some, but for others, gown preservation is intended to protect your gown in between showings or even generations of women in your family. For instance, when not properly preserved, even the nicest of wedding dresses can experience fabric tightening and shrink, which is difficult to reverse, and would prevent your daughter or granddaughter from inheriting it. 


Plus, our cleaning process will ensure that your gown is properly preserved and protected from invisible stains, which can be one of the most damaging elements for a dress, in addition to the aforementioned shrinkage. When you’re looking for gown cleaning and preservation all-in-one in Highland Park, Southlake, Clearfork, or Rivercrest, you need Kite’s Bridal!

Free Muslin Cover Included! Preserve your Wedding Gown Professionally with Kite’s of Fort Worth


In addition to your wedding bands and that slice of frozen wedding cake, your gown is one of the most important keepsakes you’re able to take with you from your wedding day. Why risk damaging your dress when it’s just as easy to clean and preserve long-term? Call Kite’s Bridal of Camp Bowie and Alta Mere today, and find out why we’re so highly ranked by both WeddingWire and TheKnot. 


Call us today at (866) 822-2554, no matter what part of your wedding planning process you might be at. We work with newly engaged brides, pre-departure brides, and brides that didn’t think about preservation until they’d already kicked off the honeymoon. Whatever part you may find yourself in, Kite’s Bridal is here to help. 

Happy New Year 2023

The Big Difference between Wedding Dress Cleaning and Preservation in Fort Worth


Whether you’re about to tie the knot or you got married in a wintry December ceremony, you may be considering the benefits of having your wedding gown professionally cleaned in Fort Worth or Dallas. Before you commit to just cleaning your dress, have you considered the alternative? 


North Texas wedding dress preservation is an intensive and specialized process that not only ensures your wedding dress gets a proper cleaning, but also guarantees your dress for decades to come, protecting it against changing in size, discoloration, and oxidation. 


While there may be more than one venue for cleaning your wedding dress, preserving your dress with the MuseumCare™ certified process can only be found at Kite’s Bridal of Fort Worth. Whether you’re nearby around TCU, Westover, Ridglea, Benbrook, White Settlement, or Lake Worth, or you’re located more centrally near Arlington, Richland Hills, Burleson, Dallas, or Allen/Plano, Kite’s Bridal is here to help with your questions about cleaning, preservation, and much more. 


What are your options for preserving your wedding gown in Dallas/Ft. Worth? 


While other companies claim to clean and/or preserve wedding gowns, Kite’s Bridal is your certified MuseumCare™ gown preservation specialist. Call us at 866-822-2554 and start with our free consultation, where we can gather all the necessary information to quote your preservation. 


D/FW Wedding Gown preservation begins similarly to cleaning with a visual inspection to ensure that your dress’s most delicate parts are protected. Then, the visual inspection process will progress to identifying visible and invisible stains. While the visible stains may look bad now, it’s invisible stains that can lead to the worst long-term damage. We’ll identify and clean both. 


After your gown is cleaned, it will be stored in a muslin cover, which will allow you to view the dress for years to come while providing necessary airflow to keep the fabric the proper size. If you choose to remove your dress, we or another MuseumCare™ provider can re-seal the cover. 


It’s that easy! You can see the importance of knowing what gown preservation adds, and how crucial the process can be, especially if you hope to pass down your dress to the next generation. 


Preserving your Wedding Dress in Dallas, Arlington, Ft. Worth is better than just Cleaning


Your dress is one of the most important keepsakes from your wedding day, so why wouldn’t you take the extra step to preserve it? Just talk to any of our local clients all around Rivercrest, Camp Bowie, Southlake, Highland Park, or Clearfork, and they’ll sing our praises. Not to mention, Kite’s Bridal consistently ranks highly on WeddingWire and TheKnot too. 


Call us today at (866) 822-2554 and see what all the buzz is about! We work with brides at all stages of their wedding, including scheduling drop-off or delivery in between your big day and honeymoon. 


Snow and my Wedding Dress

Can the snow harm my wedding dress?

Can sleet or snow affect your wedding dress years later? | Ft. Worth Gown Preservation

Snowy weddings are some of the most gorgeous events, and while they’re incredibly beautiful and rare, you may find that winter weather finds its way to your wedding dress, even as you move from church to reception. Will the snow or ice affect your dress?

Kite’s Wedding Gowns has served Fort Worth and all of North Texas for decades, and when it comes to weather, stains, and other imperfections, we’re certified members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists and know how to handle them. 

When you preserve your gown with Kite’s, you won’t have to worry about whatever made its way onto your wedding gown during your special day, because we have a multi-step process to address food, wine, and weather! Kite’s Bridal is a Fort Worth favorite, and we serve clients all across Arlington, Westover, Ridglea, Weatherford, Aledo, and Grapevine.  

Clean your wedding gown today AND preserve it for decades to come | Benbrook, Lake Worth, Azle

Our MuseumCare™ certified gown process is a one-two punch, because we both clean and preserve your dress. You might not realize the two are separate processes, but they certainly are! Cleaning your gown starts with a visual inspection and free estimate, depending on the level that a gown might have been soiled. (And yes, even beach weddings we can handle!)

Find out what clients on TheKnot, WeddingWire, and FW Mag have been raving about when you see how we’re able to clean both visible stains and invisible stains, which appear with age and can damage your gown years later. Preserving your gown with D/FW’s Kite’s Bridal is an investment you’ll thank yourself for long after. 

After we’ve examined delicate lace and/or beads, we perform the preservation process, using a muslin cover to combine airflow and protection. Our cover allows you to see your dress without breaking the preserved seal, and should you wish to take out your dress someday, especially if another family member may wear it, we can reestablish the seal. 

How to prevent cold weather from damaging your wedding dress | TCU Area Gown Preservation

Your dress is one of the most important keepsakes from your wedding day, so why wouldn’t you take the extra step to clean and preserve it? Kite’s Bridal has decades of experience with clients all across Richland Hills, Forrest Hill, and White Settlement, and we’ll be there for your next gown preservation when you’re ready.  

Call us today at (866) 822-2554 and schedule your free consultation today! We can service gowns both from in-town weddings and out-of-state events, and also can provide pickup or drop-off in most cases. 

Tifani’s Wedding

When was your wedding and where did it take place?

The Milestone
Krum, TX
October 5, 2019

How long did it take you to find your wedding gown and how did you know it was “the one?”

I found my gown at the very first bridal shop that I went to. I tried on a total of 14 gowns all in my price range, my gown that I purchased was the second one I tried on. I knew it was the one as soon as I put it on, but my group wanted to see the other gowns that were picked. As soon as I was buttoned into the gown I was hit with a feeling of sheer happiness, I felt like the most beautiful woman in the world and I could not wait to purchase my gown and wear it on my big day!

What Kite’s wedding gown service did you use?

Cleaning (after wedding) and Preservation

Why did you choose Kite’s Wedding Gown Specialists for the care of your wedding gown?
I researched many specialists in the DFW area, when I came across Kites and read all of the reviews, I knew I had to go with them for my cleaning and preservation. The woman who kept in contact with me through the process was wonderful! I was updated and sent pictures through the whole process- I knew my gown was in great hands!

Favorite memory, or what stands out most about your wedding day?

My favorite memory is when my husband and I saw each other for the first time. He looked so handsome and he was just in awe of me! It felt so wonderful to take a moment with just us to spend some time together before the festivities started!

How would you rate your overall experience with Kite’s Wedding Gown Specialists?

***** (5 Stars!)

Megan’s Wedding

Megan’s Wedding Dress Preservation in Texas

Megan’s spring nuptials in Texas may have taken a full 10 months to plan; but, in reality, she’d been planning for this special day since she was a little girl. Read more about Megan’s dress and wedding below!

When was your wedding and where did it take place?

We got married on May 25, 2014 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas.

When did you know that your wedding dress was “the one’?

I got my Stella York wedding gown at Bliss Bridal in Fort Worth, Texas. I knew the gown was “the one” when my Mimi started tearing up. I was so happy in it and didn’t want to take it off!

What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?

Our first kiss as husband and wife was hands down the best moment from my wedding day! It could have lasted forever and I wouldn’t have cared–it was that magical.

Why did you want to get your wedding dress cleaned and preserved?

I would love to save the gown for my future daughter. If I don’t have one, I may want to donate it so another bride can feel as beautiful in it as I did.

Why did you decide to get your wedding gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?

My mother is actually the wedding gown specialist at Kite’s Wedding Gown Specialist and she made it very clear that this was the only place to go for expert wedding gown care in the Fort Worth area! What I like most is that they do their cleaning and preservations on-site–this was someplace I could go to personally drop off my wedding dress and not mail it out somewhere far away. They did an excellent job!

Photographer Credit: William Bichara Photography

Kimberly’s Wedding

Kimberly’s Wedding Dress Cleaning in Texas

Beautiful bride Kimberly knew she wanted to get her wedding gown at a Brides Against Breast Cancer event because as a childhood cancer survivor, she wanted her funds to go towards a great cause. Because this dress was so special to her, she entrusted Kite’s Wedding Gown Specialist in Ft. Worth, Texas to expertly care for it after her big day. Read more about her dress and wedding day below!

When was your wedding and where did it take place?

We got married on October 12, 2014 at the Marty Leonard Community Chapel (part of the Lena Pope Home) and had our reception at Bass Hall’s McDavid Studio, both in Fort Worth, Texas.

When did you know that your wedding gown was “the one”?

I was adamant about getting my wedding gown at a Brides Against Breast Cancer event. Since I am a childhood cancer survivor and understand that weddings can be expensive, my fiancé and I wanted our funds to go to good causes – wherever and whenever possible. Brides Against Breast Cancer allowed me to find the perfect gown and know that the proceeds would go towards crucial cancer support programs.

I knew my gown was “the one” moments after trying it on. It was the fourth dress I picked and ironically enough, I originally thought I was not going to like the dress at all. I really thought I wanted a dress with straps that was simple with no bead embellishments and no sweetheart neckline. Well, I fell in love with a gown that was the opposite of all that! But it still maintained the simplicity I had originally hoped for.

What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?

One of my favorite memories from my wedding day was the ceremony. It might sound cliché, but it was a very special time. My husband I had a close friend who was our officiant and we pretty much planned the ceremony from beginning to end including our vows, scripture readings and a unique unity spice ritual. We are of different faiths so it was important that our ceremony reflected who we are as individuals, as well as how we are as a couple. Watching it all come to fruition was one of the best experiences of my life. That and I had many friends say, “You won’t remember your ceremony. Everything goes by so quickly.” I made a conscious effort to take in every moment so that I would remember every part that made the day so special to us.

Why did you want to get your gown cleaned and preserved?

I wanted to get my gown cleaned and preserved because down the road when my husband and I renew our vows, I would like to wear the dress again. It’s a beautiful dress and seems like a shame to only wear it once!

Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?

I always had great experiences with Kite’s Wedding Gown Specialist in Fort Worth and they are always my go-to dry cleaning option. They consistently provide top-notch service and I wanted nothing but the best for my gown. When I found out that they were a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, it just affirmed that I made the right decision!

Photographer Credit: Knight Photography

Erin’s Wedding

Bride Erin decided that she wanted a dress that was totally customized for her wedding back in 2011 (she used to work at a bridal salon, so had a unique perspective on the world of wedding gowns). So after mixing and matching different styles from different gowns, she sketched her dream dress and sent it over to the gown designer to create! Read more about her custom wedding gown below.

When was your wedding and where did it take place?

I got married on November 6, 2011 at the Piazza in the Village in Colleyville, Texas.

How long did it take you to plan your wedding?

We had an 11 month engagement so used the whole time to plan and prep for the wedding. We got a head start on planning and booked our venue within a week of being engaged! To keep everyone organized, I made a timeline and checklist for myself, my mom and my groom.

When did you know that your wedding gown was “the one”?

Going in to wedding dress shopping, I knew exactly what I wanted because I had worked at a bridal salon. I had been looking at bridal magazines since I was in high school and had picked out different parts of dresses that I loved. I ended up getting my gown from Brides & Beaux in Colleyville, TX and although my dress was a Jasmine Couture, I was able to choose the neckline from one dress, the bodice from another, the lace detail from a third AND the fabric from a fourth dress. As you can see I’m pretty picky, so this was a big plus for me!

I ended up sketching exactly what I wanted, then sent it off to the designer and factory, hoping that it would come back perfect. Thankfully it did and I ended up loving my dress!

What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?

My favorite memory is of having all of my friends and family together celebrating love, joy and family. We both have large families and close groups of friends, so it was such a joy to see everyone get along together so seamlessly! It felt like everyone had known each other for years. We continue to have people, almost three years later, ask us to have another wedding because it was so much fun 🙂 That is exactly what I wanted for my wedding.

Why did you want to get your gown cleaned and preserved?

I most definitely want to wear my dress again if given the chance! Otherwise, I hope for a daughter so that she can wear it one day. I don’t expect her to wear it on her wedding day, but her wearing it as a little girl would make for a very cute picture! Also, if I ever have a big enough house, I love the idea of displaying it in a huge frame or a shadow box. 🙂

Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?

My mom finally got her dress re-cleaned and preserved almost 30 years after it was first done. She went to Kite’s Wedding Gown Specialists and they did an excellent job with removing much of the yellowing and stains. She brought along a few other heirloom pieces to be refurbished as well, so I trusted them to take care of my wedding dress. Plus, they do everything in-house which is an added bonus!

Photographer credit: Static Sixx Photography

Andriana’s Wedding

Bride Adriana is proof that it’s always a good idea to get your wedding gown cleaned after your wedding–whether it’s 4 months later or in Adriana’s case, 4 years later! Read more about her wedding, dress and how Association member Kite’s Cleaners expertly cleaned her wedding dress years after her big day!

Tracy’s Wedding

Bride Tracy had her fall nuptials at a famous Texas location–the ranch where the original version of the TV show “Dallas” was filmed back in the 80s. When it was time to say yes to a dress, she was looking for a wedding gown that had both a vintage and country look to complement not only this wedding location, but also the cowboy boots she planned on wearing on her wedding day. Read more about her Dallas-themed wedding and dress below!

When was your wedding and where did it take place?

We got married on October 25, 2014 at the Ewing Mansion & Gazebo at the Southfork Ranch. This is where the original Dallas series was filmed and was the absolute perfect location for our wedding!

When did you know that your wedding gown was “the one”?

I knew the gown was “the one” as soon as I saw it in person. I was looking for a wedding dress that had a vintage look that also fit in with our country theme. The dress was an Alfred Angelo purchased from Sunday’s Bridal in North Richland Hills.

What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?

I think I would have to say that my all time favorite memory from my wedding day was when my stepson got up and made an impromptu “Best Man” speech…and called me Mom for the first time, saying how proud he was to have me in his life. Needless to say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, mostly mine.

Why did you want to get you gown cleaned and preserved?

The decision to preserve my wedding gown was actually my husband’s idea! He was very insistent about wanting it cleaned and preserved properly so that we would have it to remind him of the most special moment of his life, next to the birth of his son. I hope one day that I’ll be able to wear it again on a big anniversary and relive that moment together.

Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?

The decision to work with Kite’s Wedding Gown Specialists was an easy one–my amazing tailor Edward (from Tailoring by Rios) said they were the absolute best and would take perfect care of my gown. Based on the beautiful work he did, I absolutely trusted his opinion! They did a fantastic job on getting the stains out of the gown and I just love the preservation box where the gown is displayed.

Photography Credit: G. Shelle Photography