Dry Cleaning Wedding dress is so expensive!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine was $180–but it was also the world’s most massive ballgown!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Hermoine:  How much beading/detail do you have on your dress? I just have a satin ballgown with a blingy belt but I was quoted about $300 at the first dry cleaners I went to. I called around and finally found a GREAT deal that could do it in less than 2 days (I needed my dress again to be cleaned for a magazine shoot and they told me 3 days before the shoot!). It only cost me $25!!!!!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Dang, I got charged $400.  But they do steam the bodice and re-fold it into the chest they gave me if I ever want to take after-wedding photos.  But that was around the average I found for the people who did dress preservation in my area.  Cleaning was a little cheaper.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Hermoine:  I think a lot of it has to do with insurance because wedding dresses are so expensive.  I was quoted £250 at one place!  I’m particularly annoyed because nothing was even spilled on my dress – there are just grass/dirt stains on the hem where I was walking around, but I know it needs doing.  It can definitely wait until after pay day though!  If you find anywhere cheap, let me know – Bristol’s not too far from me!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

my dress had zero beading or lace and was only dirty on the bottom.  it still cost me $200 and that wasn’t even boxed up.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Hermoine:  Maybe you can research online how to clean your dress yourself? My mom used a little bit of Dawn liquid soap to clean my girls dresses and they were filthy as little girls are at a wedding.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@Hermoine:  I stuck mine in my washer on delicate. Came out good as new! Cost? Nothing more than usual

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I soaked the bottom of mine in the bath with some vanish, and rubbed the fabric together to get the worst of the dirt off, have done this a couple of times and hung it to dry in between, and next week I am taking it to a local laundrette, as their machines are massive compared to mine, popping it in a duvet cover and putting it on a gentle wash, all in all no more than £15, this entirely depends on the fabric though, mine was mainly polyester which is why I have been able to do this, with lace or silk I would go down the dry cleaning route 

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