Post # 1
I purchased a dress at the NYC "Running of the Brides". YAH!!! It was quite low-key. I went after work and my only frustration was that I was there by myself for 2 hours until the mister showed up (his flight was delayed). There were still hundreds (thousand?) of dresses available and no pushing and shoving.
So I bought a beautiful Mikaella dress, but it needs to be cleaned. Can anyone offer up suggestions on a dry cleaner in the NJ area (or the MA/CT area where my family and fiance are)? The dress is in decent condition- but there is slight discoloration under the armpits and at the hem (hem doesn’t matter so much- because I need to have it hemmed). Obviously I am a bit reluctant to pay the NYC prices (more than my dress cost).
Post # 3
I know word of mouth is always great, but have you looked at online review sites like Yelp.com? If I were you I would try to get it in somewhere quickly because the discoloration under the armpits could be from sweat and if it’s been there for a while they might be able to get it out.
Post # 5
Pie- do you have a seamstress lined up yet? Perhaps a seamstress could recommend someone?
Or is there a bridal shop that you will getting accessories at? Perhaps they could recommend?
Another idea- perhaps post your query on some of the local Jersey, NY, and CT boards?
Post # 6
I used J. Scheer & Co. and ended up paying $295 ( after $100 discount that I got from Kleinfelds where I purchased my gown as sample). I am not sure how that compares as the only other place that I called was Madame Paulette and their prices were comparable (my dress is trumpet style – ballgown would have been more expensive, i think px go up to $600).
I am not sure how this compares to other places but given the price of the dress ( even after being 50% off), I wasn’t willing to risk having it ruined.
Post # 7
My plan is to use Sushi’s wedding dress seamstress in PA. Since she is independent, I’m not sure if she would have any suggestions on a cleaner, but it is worth a try.
Thanks for your suggestions.