Post # 1
So, the same friend from my last post who desperately wants to be married has come to the realization that if her Boyfriend or Best Friend DOES propose, he wants minimal $$ spent on the wedding.
Someone has got it in my friends’ head that brides will often drop off their used wedding gowns after the wedding at the laundromat/dry cleaner to be cleaned and never return for them so that they don’t have to pay the huge dry cleaning cost. Therefore, when she gets engaged (hmmmmmm) she wants me to go with her to all of the dry cleaners in the city and ask them if they have any abandoned dresses she can have or pay a bit for.
I have never even heard of this. And I think it’s a little embarassing. I get being on a budget but…….I guess my question is have any of you ever heard of this being done? What’s your take? Would you want to go with your friend do to this…..
Post # 3
@ashescats: hahahaha!!!!……………..that is the funniest thing I’ve heard in ages!!!
I don’t think that it happens that often….if you knew you didn’t have the cash to clean your dress…I think you just wouldn’t get it dry cleaned. its not like you’ll need to wear it again….who cares about the stains. At the end of the day why would you leave a dress that cost you a packet and has senimental value.
As for going with her I would go….just for the laughs. It’s not like the dry cleaners know who you are!!!
Post # 4
Really? People do this….on purpose? Well hey I’m always one for a good deal but this is pretty crazy. I would make sure those dry cleaners you are visiting aren’t ones you intended on revisiting in the future. So strange!
Post # 5
I have never heard of anyone abandoning their dress at a dry cleaner! Yikes! I wonder why someone wouldn’t just take their dress to Goodwill if they didn’t want to pay to have it dry cleaned. It seems that many brides would be willing to buy a used dress and foot that cost themselves it meant saving a ton of money!
I think she might have an easier time trying second-hand shops than finding any abandoned dry cleaner gowns. But I’d love to know if this really is a common occurence!!!
Post # 6
What the….wow… I have never heard of this. You can go with her and see what happens…. I would be interested in an update.
Post # 7
That’s an interesting place to look for dresses. Has she never heard of used wedding dresses at consignment shops or online?
Post # 8
@Cady: I will keep you all updated if she actually gets engaged and drags me to do this!
Post # 10
Never heard of this either, I personally haven’t dry cleaned my dress either….
Post # 11
oh dear .. is it just me thinking that your friend should find a new man?! I’m working with a tight budget and there are plenty of options for buying low cost dresses without going to this extreme.
Post # 12
Dry cleaners do get rid of unclaimed clothes all the time. I don’t know if that would include a wedding dress.
If your friend is bent on trying this, I would suggest she use the phone and the yellow pages online. Much faster than driving around the city.
Post # 13
@julies1949: Good suggestion.
Personally I don’t think your friend would have much luck but I would certainly not shy away from going with her. It might be good for a few laughs and you’ll probably never see most of those dry cleaner employees again anyway. I guess in her mind it’s worth a shot.
Post # 14
oh yes that is strange alright
Post # 15
They have them at goodwill. More chance of your friend happening upon one in the right size there.