Dry Cleaning your Emma Tindley Gown

dry-cleaning-a-wedding-dress-london-designersI have so many questions from my lovely brides about dry cleaning their gowns, especially our lace creations. I had a meeting with the team recently and we have decided, as a matter of course, to give every bride a swatch of the fabric and lace used when the dress is picked up. Why I hear you ask?

Well we know that we use the best fabrics to create our amazing gowns but the dry cleaners are seeing more and more manufactured gowns that are mass produced with much cheaper fabrics and lace. As a consequence of this it has made them wary as to how these gowns will cope with the dry cleaning process.

All the beading and lace that is used in our boutique is made with  high quality beads and not the plastic that can be found on many inferior gowns and our fabrics are of the best quality. Plastic beads will melt during the dry cleaning process and a dry cleaners may not be prepared to accept your gown for dry cleaning if this is the case.

By giving our brides fabric and/or lace swatches when they collect their Emma Tindley gown they can take these to the dry cleaners with their gown after the big day to enable their dry cleaners of choice to, in effect, do a patch test. This will assure the dry cleaner they are dealing with a couture gown and not something that has been manufactured cheaply and in bulk.

So that’s just one of the many reasons why an Emma Tindley bride buys our British Made and award winning gowns.


Hello I’m back and a blog from Before the Big Day!!


It has been a little while but I am back in the land of bloggers!  We have been very busy a the boutique creating dresses for this year’s brides, and busily seeing brides who are choosing their gowns for next year.  I must say it was lovely to get away from it all with my gorgeous family for a week and we had the most idyllic time on the Greek Islands.  Days were spent swimming, reading and whiling away a few hours in the local taverna.  My children loved spending time on the beach hunting for shells.  I just loved sitting and staring out to sea to give my brain a good old rest. It was a really simple, peaceful time that has re-charged my batteries for what is always one of the busiest times of the bridal year,

I am now back in the boutique and raring to go so watch out Tindley is about :D

I thought I would share a recent blog post that featured a bespoke gown that we made for one of our lovely brides last summer.

Happy reading,