(Closed) Dress Dry Cleaning: I’m seeing stars!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I know…but that does seem a little excessive. Did you check to see if they actualy do the cleaning or send it out. I could get mine cleaned and preserved for about $200 and even cheaper online.

I’m like you, I only want it cleaned.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My dress cost $250 in urban Boston (also without preservation) – yours really shouldn’t be more than a Boston cleaner when you live somewhere less expensive.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do you have a lot of detailing/beading or a specific fabric like satin or a mix of fabrics? That will send the price way up. Mine was a puffy ballgown, but had no beading or detailing, so it kept the cost down a (very) little bit.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

MOTHER OF GOD!  Mine was quoted at $115 and she knocked it down to $80 because it wasn’t hard to clean and “because I seemed so nice” her words not mine.  Mine’s just chiffon with a lace bodice, though.  Is yours more intricate with beading and whatnot?  Oh man, that’s just crazy, I really feel for you.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would try somewhere else. I am getting my dress dry cleaned before the wedding because it was a sample and it’s only costing $75 to get cleaned.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It really depends on the fabric of the dress, the detailing on the dress, and how dirty it is to be begin with.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Mine was $60 and it was done well. I’m confused about that quote.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Mine was $600, but that was in NYC for cleaning and preservation.  The cleaning alone was $400 I think.  Wedding dress cleaning cna get REALLY pricey

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Wow! That is so expensive! I bought my dress at a blow out sale and it was a bit dirty.

I tied a white pillow case around the beaded bodice, put it in the washing machine on cold water and the cycle gentle.  I don’t recommed this for silk dresses.  If you have the typical polyester “satin” type dress then it works perfectly.  COST: $0.00.

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

325!!?? I just got mine cleaned at a place my seamstress recommended for a whoppin’ $200! Seeing the dress had a few red wine stains, I was paranoid about waiting any longer. They didn’t even look at my gown when they quoted me – it was a flat rate. This I found strange, but again I just wanted to get it over with and have her back stain free. 

 

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