Dry cleaners increasing price because it's a wedding dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

That’s the way the wedding world is. Never mention the word “wedding” to any vendor. If they ask, it’s a family gathering. You’ll save a lot of money that way.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

okay that’s ridiculous. i understand if it was more of an elaborate ball gown since that woukd require more work. but really?? your dress sounds classic and simple. i would have left and gone elsewhere. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MsChandler:  That’s pretty typical for white dresses and especially for wedding dresses.  It’s not just a wedding markup because he has to be extra careful not to stain your wedding dress because it’s typically more expensive to replace a wedding dress than a white button up business shirt should he make a mistake.  I would be too afraid to trust someone to dry clean my wedding dress so I have kept mine in a white bag to protect it until the wedding day.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Can you take it to a different dry cleaner or ask why it would cost more than one of those big crazy gypsy prom dresses? I’d want to know what was up.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

That’s how all of the places I talked to worked. Wedding dresses are typically harder to wash as they are more difficult and delicate. Since yours seems to be more simple (no beading or big pooffy skirt to try to clean), maybe they will reconsider the price after seeing the actual dress?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MsChandler:  good for you for asking for an explanation- especially since they saw the dress and only changed their mind when the word “wedding” came up. That just seems really dishonest- I hate hearing about how the word wedding jacks up the price of things for brides. I’m in your corner! In the meantime, it couldn’t hurt to approach other dry cleaners and ask them for prices, so you have a comparison.

Also, I just noticed we’re date twins!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would get my dress from there and go some place else…

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

You should definitely call back. That’s absurd!!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sorry, for some reason I thought you were talking on the phone! Are there any other dry cleaners in the area? I would take my dress there and just leave it that it’s a wedding dress.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Go to another drycleaners and say its a formal or a prom dress maybe?

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Just wanted to say I hope that shop does a good job, because that is a GORGEOUS dress, and fits you so well!  Hope it works out for the best!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would go with another drycleaners thati s really shaddy. If your dress was one of those big princess or super elborate gowns with crystals and jewels everywhere I can understand the price hike. But this these dress should get charged the same as any gown.

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