Wedding Dress Preservation Help!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

lewermski:  I think I can echo similar concerns. I am 3 years married, and still haven’t done a thing with my dress – it’s always been on my mind to get it preserved, but hearing that getting my dress preserved is going to cost me $200-500 makes me think otherwise.  Soooooo my dress has been hanging in our guest room (now turned nursery) closet taking up extra space, lol.  It may actually be time, lol.

Post # 3
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

putting it in a garment bag somewhere safe in a closest might be a less expensive way to keep it from getting ruined. 

Post # 4
884 posts
Busy bee

I would suggest getting it dry cleaned even if there is no visible stains. Sometimes stains appear over time, like armpit stains. So if your future daughter wanted to wear it or use it somehow she could. You have a very timeless dress so you might actually reuse it for her! 

I’ve also watched a youtube videos on preservation. You might be able to do it yourself!

Post # 5
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Jscheer is supposed to be one of the best gown preservers. You can go on their site and request a quote on the cost (varies by dress). They did a great job on my friend’s gown and theg offer a lifetime guarante on their work. 

Post # 6
4963 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

lewermski:  I took mine to a reputable dry cleaners near me. They charged $200 to clean it and $250 to preserve it. It’s now in an airtight box. I honestly have no idea what I’ll do with it but there’s no way I want to sell it or get rid of it….

Post # 7
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

So I just went to davids bridal yesterday and they are having a sale on preservation kits….idk about a kit but basically they were telling me to get it well its only $75 until the 4th

Post # 8
10838 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

lewermski: The bridal store provided a preservation service. It cost £120, which I guess is around $170. So it’s now sat in its ribboned box.

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