(Closed) David's Bridal – Dress preservation, did anyone else do this?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

you can’t return anything to David’s.  I do have mine though.

Even if you have the dress preserved by anyone else, unless you ask for it to be cleaned and then inspected, once they seal it in the box, it’s in there.

Made the mistake of taking my mother’s gown out of the preserved box and it pretty much deteriorated with age.

Post # 6
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I bought the dress kit with my dress. I didn’t even think that it would be a problem with them not getting it fully cleaned! If they don’t, i don’t think I will be too upset. I don’t plan on even suggesting my children wear my dress (Long story short, I am not wearing my moms dress because it screams 90s fad, and its too small, and well, i want my own, and now she wont speak to me) I don’t even want to have that thought cross my mind. The dress will probably just stay in the box.

Post # 7
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hi, date twin!!!


I am thinking about this one too. Why not have the dress professionally cleaned after the wedding so you know its clean and then have it preserved or use the davids pridal preservation kit? I guess I dont really quite understand how the preservation thing works yet though

Post # 8
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i bought mine there with the bag to keep it in and its not dirty at all, its perfectly clean… im thinking of buying the kit for keeping it if i decide not to sell it 🙂

Post # 10
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m curious what other brides experiences with David’s Bridal preservation has been as well. I have mud and grass stains on the bottom of my dress. I see that some places specify that they gurantee to get all the “sugar stains” out. It’d be great if David’s was good, because everyone else has been almost $300+ in the Philly area.

Post # 11
1 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m new around here, but I have first hand knowledge on having my dress preserved (though not by Davids Bridal).

After I got married in 1996, I wanted to keep my dress, so I had it cleaned and preserved.  I have NO idea what they do to it, but I got it back in a box all nicely preserved.  And there it sat.  Until yesterday.

Getting married for the second time and I have no attachment to the old dress, so I decided to break it out to photograph it and sell it.  It was just a white as the day I wore it, looked nicely cleaned (except for a teeny tiny dot of red on the bodice, most likely lipstick), and didn’t smell at all.  To be fair, I can’t remember if it was dirty or not, but outside of that one flaw I saw nothing wrong with it.

If you plan on keeping it, I suggest having it cleaned and preserved.  You may want to at least have it professionally cleaned if you plan on selling it as well. 

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