Post # 1
Hi bees (especially newlywed bees):
How and when did you get your dress pressed? Mine has been hanging in my FIL’s closet in a garment bag, and mostly it’s just the train that is kinda wrinkled. I went to my dry cleaners today and asked for their price for wedding dress pressing… JUST pressing. I was quoted “about $75”!!! This seems really outrageous to me! I can get a garment steamer for about the same price and just do it myself!
What did you bees do? Did you take your dress to the cleaners, or DIY?
Post # 3
WHAT? Seriously if it is going to cost me that much I’m getting a steamer!
Post # 4
That’s actually pretty good, I called a place in West Hollywood and was told $195. Then I realized the wrinkles in the tulle kinda themselves out when taken out of the bag, so I’m not doing anything.
Post # 5
My steaming is $35 but I live in a rather small city in Ohio. I’m sure regions make a big difference too.
Post # 6
Mine was between $75-80. My dress was dupioni silk and I was more than happy to spend the $$ to have a professional take care of it.
Post # 7
my alterations lady did it and she didn’t charge any extra beyond the cost of alterations, which were $120 for side seams taken in, bust taken in a little, and a bustle added.
Post # 8
Mine was free because I got my dress at David’s Bridal.
Post # 9
@SoonToBeMrsJordan: Really? David’s Bridal does a dress pressing? Or is that only with alterations? They didn’t tell me this when I bought my dress!
Post # 10
Mine is free by the place I got my dress.
Post # 11
it is free with alterations where I got my dress (at house of brides), but I think I may be able to get it done when I have my bustle installed.
Post # 12
Are you talking about getting it pressed before or after the wedding? I got mine pressed for free where I got my dress and alterations done before the wedding. I havent cleaned mine yet, its STILL at my parents house in their closet.
Post # 13
Sheesh I haven’t factored that cost in yet. I just bought a steamer from woot! But I won’t have it with me for the wedding.
@ddubzz btw congrats on doctorhood! I’m just about to take step 1 and right now life seems pretty sucky! Can’t wait to get to where you are 🙂
Post # 15
$45 & $35 with other alterations done
Post # 16
Holy moly I just called a local bridal salon and they quoted me $150! Umm, I’m totally leaning towards doing it myself. Has anyone had experience doing that? My dress is completely silk satin (no beading, no lace), and like I said, it’s mostly the train that is wrinkled. Am I completely nuts for wanting to DIY?
Here’s a pic of my dress BEFORE alterations.
p.s. thanks @starbright333! Good luck on Step 1… it only gets easier after that dreadful test!