(Closed) Bought a Sample Dress – Clean it before the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Clean It or Deal?
    Clean the dress. : (46 votes)
    78 %
    Do my own spot cleaning (like under the arms.) : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Don't worry about it, you'll sweat in it all night anyway. : (8 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @route507too:  If there are stains, I would get it professionally cleaned. They can do wonders with a dirty dress.

    Post # 5
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Hmmm if I bought a sample dress I think I’d definitely clean it. It feels more “new” that way.

    And yes, trying on dresses was hot!!

    Post # 6
    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i see your point about the $300 savings only really turning into a $50 saving.  doesn’t sound as good that way.  have you searched the used bridal websites for your perfect dress?  i know a lot of those dresses have already been cleaned and some not even worn.  you would probably save even more $$$$.

    what was the dress?  maybe we can help you find one.

    EDIT: it sounds like you already bought the dress so disregard.

    Post # 7
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Since your wedding is not until next year, I think you should have it cleaned. Sweat and body oils can discolor a dress over time and there is enough time before your wedding for that to happen.


    Post # 8
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    250?  I paid 50 to get mine cleaned- just shop about.

    And it was worth it, it looked like a completely different dress afterwards.

    Post # 9
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I just had mine pressed- but I think a cleaning was only $100, it was $50 to have it pressed.

    Post # 10
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I got a sample and had a similar dilemma, but I resorted to just having my dress pressed the week before the wedding. The heat and steam from that will kill any germs lurking from previous brides 🙂

    Plus, it only cost $50.

    Post # 11
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I bought a sample. The dress fit me perfectly so there’s no need for alterations. My dress was being discontinued as well AND it was the last one! It was only $399. They are cleaning it for me after alterations (hem and bustle) are complete 🙂

    I would suggest getting it professionally cleaned.

    Post # 12
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I say get it cleaned. I bought a sample and the shop cleaned it for me free of charge. Can you shop around for quotes to get it cleaned?

    Post # 14
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    Get it cleaned. I bought a sample ( http://www.weddingbee.com/2012/07/05/two-dress-brides-3/ ) and it was cleaned for me. It felt new.

    Are you sure you were given such a high quote for just cleaning or was it for cleaning and boxing for storage? I just dropped my dress off for cleaning and it will cost $80.

    Post # 16
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I didn’t bother. My dress is in great shape/didn’t smell. You may be getting high prices since the cleaners may think you’re looking to have it preserved, vs. just cleaned.

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