Post # 1
Holy crap you guys, I just called the local dry cleaning place that my seamstress recommended to see about getting my dress cleaned. I only want it cleaned, mind you, not preserved, and the lady told me that their prices START at $325. Is this normal? Cause that seems insane!
Post # 3
I know…but that does seem a little excessive. Did you check to see if they actualy do the cleaning or send it out. I could get mine cleaned and preserved for about $200 and even cheaper online.
I’m like you, I only want it cleaned.
Post # 4
@DeaconBride: they do the cleaning in house, but I really was NOT expecting her to quote me at over $300, and will probably be even more since the gown is lace. ughhh!
Post # 5
My dress cost $250 in urban Boston (also without preservation) – yours really shouldn’t be more than a Boston cleaner when you live somewhere less expensive.
Post # 6
Do you have a lot of detailing/beading or a specific fabric like satin or a mix of fabrics? That will send the price way up. Mine was a puffy ballgown, but had no beading or detailing, so it kept the cost down a (very) little bit.
Post # 7
MOTHER OF GOD! Mine was quoted at $115 and she knocked it down to $80 because it wasn’t hard to clean and “because I seemed so nice” her words not mine. Mine’s just chiffon with a lace bodice, though. Is yours more intricate with beading and whatnot? Oh man, that’s just crazy, I really feel for you.
Post # 8
I would try somewhere else. I am getting my dress dry cleaned before the wedding because it was a sample and it’s only costing $75 to get cleaned.
Post # 9
It really depends on the fabric of the dress, the detailing on the dress, and how dirty it is to be begin with.
Post # 10
@crayfish: Actually, I hadn’t told her anything about my dress yet. When I asked how much wedding dress cleaning starts she goes, “oh well it depends, but base price starts at $325”. So I know she wasn’t quoting that price because of my dress, she has no idea what it looks like!
The gown is all lace, but not a single piece of beading on it. Just 3 bustle buttons in the back. Things in Atlanta can be so damn expensive sometimes! These business owners get all uppity, this ain’t New York people! You can’t charge like that! . . .yeah that’s what I wanted to say. . .
any suggestions for a different place? Maybe online or any atlanta gals know of a good place?
Post # 11
Mine was $60 and it was done well. I’m confused about that quote.
Post # 12
Mine was $600, but that was in NYC for cleaning and preservation. The cleaning alone was $400 I think. Wedding dress cleaning cna get REALLY pricey
Post # 13
Wow! That is so expensive! I bought my dress at a blow out sale and it was a bit dirty.
I tied a white pillow case around the beaded bodice, put it in the washing machine on cold water and the cycle gentle. I don’t recommed this for silk dresses. If you have the typical polyester “satin” type dress then it works perfectly. COST: $0.00.
Post # 14
325!!?? I just got mine cleaned at a place my seamstress recommended for a whoppin’ $200! Seeing the dress had a few red wine stains, I was paranoid about waiting any longer. They didn’t even look at my gown when they quoted me – it was a flat rate. This I found strange, but again I just wanted to get it over with and have her back stain free.