Post # 1
I’m getting married in less than a month and I accidently got lip gloss on my dress during my bridal portrait shoot last weekend…HELP! I’m afraid to take it to the dry cleaner’s bc I’ve seen too many episodes on Say Yes to the Dress of Bride’s having their dresses ruined :/ It’s not super noticable…but I want my dress to be perfect just like every other bride on her big day.
I live in Virginia Beach, but bought it in my hometown of Pittsburgh…so taking it back there is not an option.
What do I do?
Where did you get your dress cleaned after the wedding?
Any other suggestions?!?!
Post # 3
oh no! well, where on the dress is the stain?
Post # 4
@Amy48327: I would possibly contact the manufacturer or the bridal shop to see what recommendations they have for the material your gown is made of. Good Luck!
Post # 5
It’s towards the bottom, kind of right above the knee. What happened was a re-applied my lip gloss and must have got it on my hands, so when I went to pick up my dress to walk I got it on there too! Like I said it’s not terribly noticeable…but I want to fix it if I can!
Post # 6
I’ve heard that emergency kits for the day-of often include a piece of chalk, to rub over any stains that happen during the reception.
I can tell you to not use anything wet to get lip gloss off of fabric! Only use dry things (like chalk, or baking soda) to gently rub something wet or sticky off of fine fabric. Anything wet, like a wipe or a stain stick, will only smear it.
Post # 7
Well, that’s good that it’s not right at the bust or something, what color is your lipglosss? was it a nude color? Try taking a pictue of your dress from far away to see if it even shows up in pictures…What material is your dress?? If it’s not silk you might be able to use goo gone
Post # 8
I agree with contacting the manufacturer to check with them on the fabric of your dress. For day of wedding dress emergencies, I recommend chalk to cover it up, but I think you can do better since you have time!
Post # 9
Just a quick update…I am BEYOND FRUSTRATED! I’ve done a lot of research, called a few dry cleaners, and even called the place that I bought my dress. I’ve heard nothing but conflicting opinions….David’s said they can’t help but offered some things I can try on my own (spraying stuff on to my dress…heck no I’m not doing that!), one dry cleaner said he didn’t recommend spot cleaning bc it will create a spot on top of the spot, one said they don’t clean wedding dresses, one said it wouldn’t be a problem but has horrible reviews, and the last one said if I bring it back to her tomorrow she will take it to her specialist and see what she can do, but promises she won’t touch it if she doesn’t think it will work!!! My mom is going to call our ffamily friend who owns a dry cleaning business (unfortunatley in Pittsburgh) to get his advice! ahhhh!!!!
What would you do?
Post # 10
Call your local botique wedding dress shop and ask who they use to clean their brides dresses. It might not be cheap, but I would trust someone that a high quality botique uses.