(Closed) Dry clean dress before or after alterations

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m confused… what sort of alterations person would make marks on a dress?

and if there is any chance that the material could change/shrink, then doesn’t that mean you should definitely get it cleaned before the alterations?

Post # 4
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322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

When I bought a sample, I had the dress cleaned before alterations.  Mine was silk though and silk shrinks after cleaning. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i was told by the cleaners to do alterations first because the dirt on the bottom of the hem would be more to clean and they couldnt just leave the dirt there. i havent gone to someone about alterations yet but i only need the bottom shortened since im fun sized lol

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cr6zy: but that doesn’t make sense! I’m having a brand new dress altered, and it’s not like it will be MORE “dirty” after they’ve altered it; like, I’m not going to dry clean my brand new dress after it’s been altered!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@red_rose: it may get dirty at the alterations place. it *shouldnt* but that dosent mean anything.

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