(Closed) Advice PLEASE.. Dry Cleaners + Wedding Dress = Missing Beads!?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012


You should physically go into the dry cleaners with the dress and explain the situation .  Next time regardless if its any garment inspect the inside, seams, front and back before leaving the cleaners that way if the garment is damaged they are at fault.

However since the garment was taken from the cleaners it has left the area and the cleaners can claim that “their was no damage.”  However give it a try, ask to speak to the shop owner and explain the situation just don’t mention that you are reselling the dress that way they will feel guilty.

Contact the manufacture and see what it would cost to repair the dress, if the shop owner agrees than he can reimburse you for the repair cost.

However, if the owner is adamant in repairing the dress than you have to make a decision as a seller if it is cost effective to repair  a dress that you will be selling not keeping.

Ensure that you do not use the words “not ruined its just not pretty” say it as it is the dress beading was damaged and ruined.

Write down the name of the person that you spoke with the time and date and what was said

“Would this ruin my chances of resell?”

I am pretty sure your dress would sale however don’t expect a FB to pay full price you will have to give them a discount on it. 

Post # 4
7 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hmmm… For the dry cleaner that you took it to- do they specialize in formal/wedding wear? Because if not, you can’t expect they they do the job a professional formal wear cleaner would do.  What do you think is reasonable action? 30% refund? A credit for the future? Odds are that it is not realistic for them to pay for replacing/repairing the beadwork, as some of the fault may be Enzoani with the making of the dress or your tailor from when it was altered. Their are many factors that may have caused your beadwork to come apart, but unfortunately the cleaners were the last ones to touch it.

If you do decide it is the cleaners, go in person and ask to speak with the owner, not the manager. Do not be aggressive or overly emotional as you are speak to him or her.  The nicer you are about the situation, the better. Express your disappointment and ask for the partial refund or credit. And there’s a chance that she will still say no, but at least doing it this way, you know that you were as nice and polite about it as you could be! 🙂


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