Honoring the Story Behind Every Wedding Gown


Save the Dress™ provides After Wedding Dress Care Services to save and protect your dress for the future, so you can redesign your dress or wear again when the time is right !

The professional White Glove Services include the option for initial Clean, Care & Repair Package as well as our month to month Dress Vault Protection Package. 

Unbox the Dress® allows women to transform their original wedding dress from any decade into more than 30 different custom-created heirloom products to wear or give to their family. 


Grace Lightner and her mother Lorraine Stewart w ere cleaning out her grandmother’s house when they came across several family wedding dresses. The gowns were sealed up in traditional preservation chests, out of sight and out of mind for decades! 

 After unboxing the dresses and looking at the beautiful lace, tulle and satin fabrics and embellishments, Grace and Lorraine knew there had to be something meaningful that could be done with these important dresses.

Grace took to the sewing machine, and Unbox the Dress was born! A few bridal shows and the entrepreneurial mother-daughter team knew they had a winning idea!

Now the company has grown to a full team of carefully vetted and trained Graceful Sewers, renowned experts at transforming wedding gowns of all eras, shapes and sizes into modern designs for customers to cherish for a lifetime.

Since the company’s launch, the team has delivered thousands of redesigned dress heirlooms to over 1,000 families across the country! They have worked with dresses originally created from 1901-2021.

Having been in many weddings as a bridesmaid, and as a just married COVID-bride enjoying her own big day, Grace understood that modern brides want sustainable options for post-wedding dress care. As a result, in 2021 the company launched its fresh and flirty Anniversary Collection with designs for the newlywed bride to create from her own dress.

For recent brides not quite ready to redesign, the company provides its Professional Save the Dress services, a more modern and effective way to protect wedding dress fabrics than the old-school box from the dry cleaner.

The team believes that wedding dresses are an important part of a family’s unique story – and no wedding dress belongs in a landfill. If you have a wedding dress that’s a bit lost and forgotten, we invite you to work with the team of wedding dress experts to create one-of-a-kind gifts the company offers its designed to love for a lifetime.