Post # 1
Has anyone preserved or are planning to preserve their wedding gown? Does it include restoring little rips or tears? Also, do you know on average how much I should be expecting to pay?
Any help/tips would be great!
Post # 3
I took my gown to the local cleaners and paid $100 for cleaning and preservation. I paid an extra $15 for them to repair a few rips in the tulle/lace cap sleeves.
They let me see the cleaned and repaired gown before they sealed it up in the box and they did a great job. There were small tears in the tulle sleeves when I bought the dress and my seamstress charged by $100 to fix it, and the drycleaners did the same great job for just $15!
So if you have a great drycleaner that you like, hopefully they’ll do a great job.
Just a quick tip…the bottom of your dress gets pretty dirty by the end of the evening, so don’t expect it to all come out. It looks a lot better post cleaning, but it will not look brand spanking new. J
ust thought I’d share so you can manage expectations. If you pass it on to someone else to wear, they could always hem it to hide the imperfections.