Post # 1
I wondered if you could give me some advice? Would you get your dress dry cleaned before or after alterations? I keep finding mixed advice and can’t decide what to do. Some people say that you should get it cleaned first (I have a beautiful sample dress) as any dirt is more difficult to get rid of with time, but others say to clean it after alterations so it’s fresh to wear. Has anyone had the same decision to make? What did you do?
p.s. Not sure if this makes a differende but I’m not getting married for about a year so the alterations won’t be for a while 🙂
Post # 3
I asked my seamstress about this and she said clean it after. I knew I was getting it hemmed and she said with the hem it would cut off any dirt at the bottom anyways, making it easier or less expensive to clean. I’m sure you may hear the opposite too cause I’ve seen this discussion on here before.
Post # 4
My mom’s a seamstress… always after.
Post # 6
Always, always after! That way the next person to touch it will only be you!
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice girls! So far, I’m leaning towards cleaning it after