(Closed) dry cleaning made my dress limp :(

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmm… I’ve never heard anything like that, is it maybe just a matter of starch that is needed? 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t know, but i saw on a wedding show a gown that was ruined at the dry cleaners. She had a silk or satin gown and they actually washed it, I don’t think they knew how to properly clean it, and it ruined the dress. I think it was on an old say yes to the dress. There were also marks on her dress but they described it as the fabric was limp  and had no stiffness/ shape left.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Unfortunately, you can’t reverse what happened.  Sometimes certain chemicals, washing or steaming will change the way a fabric behaves.  For example…most of the time washing and drying Rayon will make it go from being lovely and silky to slimy and limp.  Also, the fabric content of your dress may not have been 100% silk to start with.  A lot of times wedding/bridesmaid dresses are said to be silk, etc. when they are really synthetics such as polyester or acetate.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi, I know this is a really old post, but wondering what ever happend with your dress?  I brought mine to a dry cleaner after my wedding and they ruined it.  I had a fabric expert examine it, and he said they washed my silk wedding gown in water, in a tumble process, pressed it on a form machine and used improper chemicals. All of this caused the silk fibers to be weakened, broken and yellowed.  The dry cleaner has denied any wrong doing, and I haven’t shared with them the expert’s opinion yet, but I was wondering if your cleaner ever paid you, didn’t charge, you etc. for their mistakes. 

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi, I know this is a really old post, but wondering what ever happend with your dress?  I brought mine to a dry cleaner after my wedding and they ruined it.  I had a fabric expert examine it, and he said they washed my silk wedding gown in water, in a tumble process, pressed it on a form machine and used improper chemicals. All of this caused the silk fibers to be weakened, broken and yellowed.  The dry cleaner has denied any wrong doing, and I haven’t shared with them the expert’s opinion yet, but I was wondering if your cleaner ever paid you, didn’t charge, you etc. for their mistakes. 

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