Post # 1
It’s been over a month since the wedding, and my dress has been in the coat closet. It’s fine except for the hem, which is completely muddy from the rain the day of. I’d like to get it dry-cleaned, but don’t know if it’s worth it to go to a professional wedding gown preserver or to a regular dry-cleaner. Any inputs/how much did you pay to get your dress cleaned?
Post # 3
Choose a professional cleaners, you don’t necessarily have to go with a gown preserver, but you could take your dress in and ask for a quote, find out a bit about their business. I worked at a bridal store, and one of my brides was from a family that had a dry-cleaning business. They were fantastic, gave me a ton of tips for how to keep things. Check Yelp and Google for reviews, as well.
Post # 4
@jiayi: I’m bumping this for more comments 🙂 Curious as to what other bees have/will do.
Post # 5
I went on my cities community forum and asked which dr cleaner to go to. People all agreed on one and so I went there. They are just a local dry cleaner but they do a good job of wedding dresses, packing them appropriately for storage too.
Post # 6
i’ve been married for over a year and still haven’t had my dress cleaned! i want to do do another wedding photo shoot at the beach, so that’s partly why i haven’t done it- no sense in cleaning it if it’s just going to get dirty again. and also, i know it’s going to be expensive. i looked into one dry cleaner just out of curiosity and their prices start at $75 depending on the fabric and the details of the dress. my dress is all lace with a lot of beading/sequins and appliques, so i know it’s going to cost a pretty penny.
Post # 7
I looked into sending it off to get it professionally cleaned and boxed. Looks like prices all start at $150. I haven’t found a local drycleaner I can count on, and don’t have a car to transport it—prices will probably be comparable to sending it to get professionally preserved. As much as I dislike spending even more on wedding stuff, I think I’ll take the plunge in getting it preserved. At least then I won’t have any worries!