About Us . . . because you love your gown!


Sally Conant, Ph.D.

You can trust us to handclean your wedding gown and treat it with an anti-sugar stain process to remove latent stains that turn an ugly brown over time. Once your wedding gown is clean, you personally inspect it before your wedding gown is layered with tissue and packed in a completely acid-free wedding chest with a chemically-inert window for viewing your treasured memories.

Former museum professional Sally Lorensen Conant, Ph.D. knows every bride wishes her wedding day could last forever. “We can’t make that happen,” says Sally, “but you can trust Orange Restoration Labs to give your beautiful bridal gown the care it deserves so your bridal gown will last a lifetime or more.”

Read about us in the Wall Street Journal!

Orange Restoration Labs opened in 1990 and is now the largest wedding gown care and wedding gown preservation service in New England. Here are links to frequently asked questions, notes on conservation, and Caroline Mock’s experience at Orange Restoration Labs. 

Certifications and Honors

Featured on television and in books, magazines, and newspapers, Sally frequently serves as a consultant to museums and historical societies. She is also executive director of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, a not-for-profit trade association of cleaners in six countries who specialize in heirloom textile care.

  • Certified Wedding Gown Specialist
  • International Drycleaners Congress Makoto Igarashi Award for Restoration
  • Association of Bridal Consultants - Master Wedding Vendor
  • American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Objects
  • Textile Society of America
  • Best Wedding Gown Conservation Specialists North America USA 2021
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Reviews and Testimonials


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Since 2004, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com has been helping brides sell designer wedding dresses. To improve a gown's resale value, we recommend having it cleaned by a Specialist such as Orange Restoration Labs before selling.

Josie Daga, Founder


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Call 800-950-6482 today for an appointment or e-mail info@gownrestoration.com. Never a charge for consultations.