worth it to get my dress dry-cleaned (post-wedding)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i had mine drycleaned after the wedding.  it was only a bit dirty on the bottom of course.  it came out perfectly clean.  it cost $200.

i was going to sell it but i’ve been a bit aprehensive b/c of all of the scams i keep hearing about so i have yet to list it.  the dress is still at my mother’s house waiting for the next lovely bride.

Post # 4
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would clean it. Yeah, it might not be worn again. But 2 weeks dirt comes out a lot easier than 25 years later oh I really want to look at it and remember how pretty is was- dirt.

Post # 5
10834 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Stace126: I had mine cleaned and it cost about £150. I didn’t not want to do it and regret it as @love108: has said, it’s easier to get dirt out sooner rather than later.

Post # 6
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Depending what your dress is made out of, you can most likely put it in your washing machine.  That’s what I did, and it came out perfect.  The train stains were gone (I did pretreat them) and the beading was all intact.  If you search the Bee, you’ll see several threads about washing wedding dresses.

Post # 7
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t get mine cleaned, just stuck it back in it’s bag and hung in my closet. So far no regrets. I don’t plan on selling it and doubt if I have a daughter she will want to wear it so I didn’t see the need. I may or may not also like to try it on every now and then Innocent so for me it wasn’t worth it.

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