Post # 1
My FI and I recently moved 2000 miles and that meant the wedding dress moved too. In a fluke mishap, all of our belongings got seriously reshuffled in the moving truck during the drive and, just my luck, the tire of our mountain bike got wedged on top of the garment bag containing my dress. It seems the friction of the tire on the bag wore away a little hole and resulted in some dirt/bike grease getting on my dress!!!!
The stain is black and about the size of a nickel near the bottom of my dress on the lace overlay. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting it out or covering it up? We just moved, so I haven’t had a chance to find a good dry cleaner in the area (and I get nervous at the thought of handing over my wedding dress to someone).
Post # 3
I am so sorry. My best advice is to find a dry cleaner that specializes in cleaning wedding gowns. You may have to call a few bridal shops to see who they would recommend.
Also, this post may help you:
GREASE STAIN ON MY DRESS – what do I do?!?!
Post # 4
I got mud on a white dress and like you was really scared to touch it in fear of making it worse. In the end I decided to take it to a dry cleaner and it looks brand spankin new. I know how worried you must be to leave it in their hands, but I really think it might be your best bet.
Post # 5
Quite frankly, I don’t think anyone will notice. A friend of mine had a dress that got streaked with black stuff right before the wedding (we have no idea what it was or where it came from). We positioned the pleats and no one ever noticed. And let me tell you, there was a lot of staining. Sometime working on a stain can make it more noticible. I had some spots on my dress too, and quite frankly didn’t do a thing about it.