Post # 1
Did you get your dress cleaned or preserved? About how much did it cost, if you don’t mind sharing?
I went to a local cleaner who specializes in wedding gowns, and they wanted $863 plus tax to preserve my gown or $763 to clean it but not wrap it in muslin and put it in a preservation box. Maybe my expectations are out of line, but that seems nutty to me! I don’t have any dreams of future children or grandchildren wearing it for their weddings, so I don’t have to get it cleaned. Just wanted to get your input to see if this price is the norm and I should skip cleaning my gown or if I should keep looking for another cleaner. Thanks!
Post # 3
I had my dress preserved through this company: http://www.gownpreservation.com/
It was like $200 I think to preserve and clean the dress. I had my veil added in the box and they are sealed and wrapped in acid free paper.
If you want to preserve it, you probably want to clean it first because any food stains will set and eventually yellow.
Post # 4
I had mine professionally cleaned and preserved in a nice cotton-wrapped box. The cost was $750. It was a museum-quality preservation company and my dress was very badly soiled and difficult to clean, so I wanted to go with the best company I could find. They did a fantastic job but also said something very unkind to me that made me cry so I don’t like to put the name out there. PM me if you would like the name.
Post # 5
Mine was cleaned and preserved for 200$. Keep looking.
Post # 6
I agree with @missasb and @egb…I wanna do it for $300 or less!
I know that Davids Bridal offers one for about $180 and it looks similar to the link @missasb showed
Post # 7
Thanks for the post. I’ve been wondering the same thing. My poor dress is stuffed in a big ‘ol cardboard box.