We have been providing Brisbane Brides with Wedding Dress Dry Cleaning for almost 70 years!
Offering a Unique Service
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and beauty is what we cherish and preserve. It is for this reason we’ve been helping Brisbane women perfect and protect their special day for almost 70 years with quality wedding dress dry cleaning.
Our family business prides itself on the individual inspection, handling and delicate care of your dress. Our skilled team ensure only use best methods with the best products are used on your wedding dress. We know how much it means to you, and we want to make sure everything goes smoothly before and after your big day
Why it’s important to take care of your wedding dress even after the party is over
Your big day has come and gone; the flowers wilt, the music fades however the memory lives on. Your wedding dress will forever be a part of the memories and emotions of your beautiful day. Our dedicated team at Kathron are devoted to returning your dress to its wedding day glory even after the glitter is gone.
After the wedding almost all brides have their dress cleaned. Whether for preservation, heirlooms, resale or the possible vow renewals, the most important thing to remember about dress cleaning is . Like most beautiful things, removing any soiling as quickly as possible is vital to prevent permanent staining.
We recommend professional dry cleaning and wedding dress aftercare as soon after the wedding day as possible. As tempting as it may be also, we recommend not tampering with blemishes on the dress before dry cleaning. This allows our team to see the flaw in its entirety and know the correct method to remove it for you.
Besides the obvious make-up, hemline or nasty red wine stains, spills from clear alcoholic beverages or soda may dry unseen. However stains like these may oxidize with time, turning brown and becoming more difficult to remove later. Also, despite some beliefs, brides do sweat. Body perspiration can cause the delicate material to become brittle over time and can cause yellowing.
When it comes to actually cleaning the gown, it’s important you have someone who takes the time to assess the individuality of your dress and knows the best way to clean and preserve it. At Kathron we hand clean all wedding dresses only with virgin fresh solvent, this means that no carry over dirt will ever touch your beautiful dress. We also wet-clean your gown if necessary, we find this is the best way to remove sugar stains, most food stains and dirty hems.
Finally the storage or your dress is very important to us. Ideally a wedding gown should be stored in a preservation box or in the dress bag your garment was originally placed in. Packaging like these allow the fabric to breath and promote a constant flow of air around the gown. At Kathron we have preservation boxes available to purchase. Another option is for the dress to be received in a plastic garment bag. Although many dry-cleaners will return your garment in a plastic bag, storing your garment in these bags continually is not advised. Due to the Brisbane humidity, plastic storage makes fabric sweat practically voiding all of your preservation efforts.
Our team has been known to perform cleaning miracles. For further information on our cleaning services, please feel free to contract us via the enquiry page, email us, or call us on 07 3268 1313.
Complimentary local pick-up and delivery service
Driving around frantically can be one of the hardest parts of wedding planning. That is why for your convenience we offer complimentary pick-up and delivery on your gown. Our complimentary service for locals includes the Fortitude Valley, Hamilton, Ascot, New Farm, Teneriffe, Newstead, Clayfield areas and surrounding suburbs. For further information on our service, please feel free to contract us via the enquiry page, email us, or call us on 07 3268 1313.
"I have used Kathron for all our dry cleaning for a few years now and they have always done a great job. Recently I took in my wedding dress which I had never had dry cleaned - grass and mud stains from the big day had been sitting all around the hem for over eight years and some parts of the gown were yellowing. It was just one of those things that costs so much and I had never got around to doing. I just picked up my beautifully cleaned dress today - no stains or yellow in sight! It was pressed, wrapped in tissue and presented in a box for me to easily store. I'm so glad I finally cleaned my dress! For the amount of time and attention to detail it took, I thought the price very reasonable - my dress had many layers of different fabrics and detailed beading on the bodice. I would not hesitate to recommend this business to anyone."
- Dallas Payne, Brisbane.
"Kathron Dry Cleaners did an amazing job with my Chantilly Lace Augusta Jones Wedding dress and my Wendy Makin ball gown. The service was outstanding, knowledgable with fabrics and a genuinely lovely family business plus they are extremely well priced. I could not recommend them more highly to trust with your special pieces."
- Cat Russell, Brisbane
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We know weddings can be expensive, so our promise to you is to provide the best service at the best price. Our competitive pricing, quick turn around, and quality service has allowed us to be one of the most trustworthy and longest running dry cleaners in Brisbane. As we recognise every dress as an individual, please call us for a quote to find the best way to protect and preserve your special gown.
476 Kingsford Smith Drive
Hamilton, Brisbane QLD
Tel: 07 3268 1313
We offer free onsite parking for your convenience, via the rear entry of our store at 11 Allen Street.
Trading hours: Weekdays 7am - 5.30pm & Saturdays 8am -12pm