(Closed) Did you have your dress cleaned/preserved? Where? What was your experience?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
14 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

NOLABride2015:  my dress was taffeta, and tea length (didn’t get dirty on the bottom) so our situations are different, but: I went to my usual dry cleaner and they preserved it for $180. It’s all clean and stuffed to keep its shape and displayed in a pretty (gigantic!) box  Hope that helps a little bit 

Post # 5
3381 posts
Sugar bee

I wore a DB that was on sale for $99. It was taffeta, no beading or sequins. Since it only cost $99, I just had the dry cleaner clean it and not preserve it. They did not even press it which would cost $20. It cost $50 to have cleaned. It is now folded up in a plastic bin in our garage with another plastic box of wedding momentos.

Post # 6
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Valley Regency

Here she is…all preserved! Paid $200

Post # 7
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I got married 3 months ago and have been meaning to get my dress dry cleaned, but have been putting it off, due to laziness.  Mine is tea length, so the bottom didn’t get dirty and it has no visible stains.

Post # 9
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

blondi:  I just sent off my dress to them on Monday. I was on the fence about what to do w/my dress – considered reselling it, but then I got emotional and decided $199 was a good price for cleaning and preservation. I really like that all the shipping and insurance is included in the price. 

Post # 10
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I got married almost a year ago and still haven’t gotten my dress cleaned (oops…) haha.  I never walked outside in mine though, so it doesn’t look visibly dirty.  I am planning to store my dress in a archive quality bag so that I can still take it out and look at it whenever I want.  Still debating if I’m going to clean it first…

Post # 11
2098 posts
Buzzing bee

I just got in dry cleaned (not “preserved”) and its in the plastic cleaners bag inside of a garment bag. I didn’t really examine the dress after they cleaned it but it didn’t seem stained or anyting before I brought it in either. I think its ready to resell! It cost $180 to dry clean, ugh! I’m being patient, it’s such a great dress, someone will buy it eventually right??? Been listed for over a month on preownedweddingdresses.com

Post # 12
88 posts
Worker bee

My advice is to sell it or donate it.  I preserved my wedding dress from my first wedding… it was beautifully packaged, put into storage, and I did not look at again until 12 years later when we separated.  At that point I took it out of the box and donated it to an organization that makes dresses for Angel Babies.

Post # 13
429 posts
Helper bee

theillest :   NOLABride2015 :  hi! Just curious if you ended up sending your wedding dress to prestige preservation? I really want to get mine cleaned and preserved.

Post # 14
1009 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

 Davids Bridal ran a sale a few weeks ago for their preservation kits.. normally almost $200 down to $99 so I nabbed that deal. THey will take your dress even if it is not DB brand. You can add veils/garters/etc if you want for a small fee. Hoping it get it back within the next week or 2 as most people on their review site say that they are going pretty quickly now. For the most part the reviews are pretty good and most brides have a non DB dress whic makes me feel better. 

Post # 15
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

I got my engagement dress cleaned and preserved at Courtesy Gown Preservation. It was expensive but they did a great job, and it’s beautifully packed

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