Owl Cleaners


Your wedding gown is the most important dress you’ll ever wear – chosen because it, and every detail on it, is perfect for you. After the wedding is over, you want it to stay as beautiful and elegant as the day you bought it. When you choose Owl Cleaners to care for your gown, you are choosing the only Certified Wedding Gown Specialist™ and member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS) in the Pittsburgh area to clean, preserve and pack your treasured memories.

You can trust us to give your special wedding or family gown the individual care and attention it deserves. Owl Cleaners’ Bridal Care Promise includes:

  • Handcleaning. We clean every gown individually — never in combination with any other bridal dresses or family gowns. We take every precaution to protect delicate beads, embroidery, and lace during the cleaning process.
  • Anti-sugar Stain Treatment. Spills containing sugar, salt, and acid often dry clear and can turn an ugly brown over time. Our unique anti-sugar stain treatment, featured in Modern Bride and Bride’s, ensures that all sugar, salt, and acid — seen or unseen — is removed.
  • Personal Inspection. We invite you to inspect your bridal or other family gown before gown preservation is completed.
  • Environmentally-Pure, Lasting Protection. Your family or bridal gown is layered with acid-free tissue and carefully folded into an acid-free, museum quality, archival wedding chest.
  • International Guarantee. Return your gown when it is to be worn again to any participating Certified Wedding Gown Specialist™ who will inspect and press the gown at no charge.


Tests conducted by National Bridal Service proved our MuseumCare™ gown preservation was the cleanest, provided the safest museum quality packaging environment, and offered the most comprehensive guarantee for preservation and restoration of all heirloom fabrics such as family bridal gowns, communion dresses, christening gowns, linens, quilts, and doll clothes.

Textile Restoration

Not only does Owl Cleaners preserve new wedding gowns, we also restore heirloom gowns. If your dream dress is a family bridal gown that time has yellowed and stained, don’t worry. We specialize in restoring antique and vintage bridal gowns to the true color without damage to delicate fabrics or dyes. We can remove stains and discoloration that ordinary dry cleaners cannot. Call today for a free consultation, because the perfect bridal or family gown for you may be the one in your attic!
Our service isn’t limited to wedding gowns, the museum-quality archival storage process is also ideal for:

  • Vintage Clothing
  • Military Uniforms
  • Quinceñera Gowns
  • Christening Gowns
  • Communion Dresses
  • Quilts
  • Linens

…and any textile that deserves expert preservation and care.

Bridal Preservation Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect bridal shower gift? We now offer bridal gown preservation gift cards in any denomination. Please email or call our bridal manager, Heather directly:

Phone: (724) 272-0324
Email: heatherziccarelli@gmail.com

Wedding Gown Cleaning & Preservation FAQs

You asked and now we’re answering all of your wedding gown cleaning and preservation questions! At one time, even we were skeptics about cleaning and preserving a wedding dress but we have since been converted thanks to Owl Premier & Bridal. Read more →

How I Finally Changed My Views On Wedding Gown Preservation

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Owl Cleaner’s Love Story Part 1:
Buying & Prepping A Dream Dress

As we ended 2020 and start 2021, a year of unpredictable and unexpected turns, it feels that much more special to reflect on and retell some of the stand-out and joyous moments. For Owl Cleaners, there have been numerous twists and turns and pivots, but one thing that does stand true is the commitment to the work that can still be done. Read more →

Owl Cleaner’s Love Story Part 2:
From Owl Cleaners To ‘I Do’

We last left off with Paige finding Owl Cleaners just in time for her stunning wedding dress to come to life for her wedding day. Heather worked her magic to finish the dress in time for Paige to walk down the aisle, though these plans for Paige were also significantly different than planned due to the current pandemic. Read more →

Owl Cleaner’s Love Story Part 3:
From One Bride To Another

Though we have walked through Paige’s wedding story from New York to Pittsburgh, back to New York, and to her parents’ backyard, we want to leave brides in all forms with some advice, tips, and information that Paige has learned from her own dress experience. Read more →

A Dress’ Second Life:
From Mother To Daughter

Dress preservation is important for many reasons. When you invest in your wedding dress, this investment goes far past your wedding day. For generations to come, your dress, if properly preserved, should be just about wedding-wear ready. However, what happens if you have a vintage wedding dress that isn’t adequately maintained? Read more →

The Power of Google: How Catherine Martin Found Owl Cleaners To Preserve Her Wedding Memories

Like a single photo, a wedding gown can say a thousand words. From the moment a bride first tries on ‘the one’ to the second she says, ‘I do,’ the gown becomes as much of a part of the moment as the woman wearing it. After all, “an investment well spent deserves as much time and attention as the day I said yes to the dress.” Read more →