(Closed) Cost of Pressing a Simple Dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well I was quoted $125 from the local cleaners around here, $175 from the bridal shop, and $35 with my alterations lady (discounted for alterations, otherwise she charges $80). She said with my dress she would lightly iron and also dry steam it, so I am just going to have her do it.

I would ask the local cleaner if it is a combo of ironing and dry steaming or just one or the other. Most wedding dresses require a combo of the two to get it completely wrinkle-free. I would also ask how many wedding dresses they have cleaned. If they aren’t familiar with wedding dresses, then I would pay the cost for the bridal shop.

Post # 5
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I took mine to a dry cleaners that specializes in “delicate” clothing/linens/antiques.  They have done tons of wedding gowns, as well as various vintage costumes used in Hollywood movies.  They got great reviews too… they’re charging me $75. 

I think bridal salons really jack up prices.  I called around my area, and one quoted me $150 just for pressing.  My dress is pretty simple: all silk satin, no beading, no lace. 

Post # 6
2 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hi ddubzz, I am also a Los Angeles bride looking for a reliable cleaner (my dress is ALL lace, which makes me nervous) – can you provide details on the place you went to? Thanks so much!

Post # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m still looking for someplace to get my dress pressed in LA *gulp* and my wedding is in less than 3 weeks…

Any advice or thoughts? @ddubzz?? @Ms. Cali??

I’m also not sure how to tag a previous blogger in a note… was that right?

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