Post # 1
I just emailed Margaret’s in Newport Beach and they want almost as much as I paid for the dress to dry clean and press it. I wouldn’t even save much if I only had it pressed. Does anyone know a quality dry cleaners that can handle my Anne Barge ball gown located somewhere in Southern California and that charges less. For those curious, these are the quotes I received:
<div align=”left”><font face=”Arial” size=”2″>If you choose to have your gown Cleaned and Pressed, the price will be somewhere around $325-$450.</font> <div align=”left”><font face=”Arial” size=”2″>If you decide to have your gown Pressed Only, the price will be somewhere around $250-$350.</font>
Also, I am dry cleaning my dress to wear it, not for preservation purposes.
Post # 3
Ummm… this wasn’t included in your purchase price? When I bought mine cleaning and pressing (or steaming) was included. I only paid $650 for my dress, so I would die if I had to pay another $300. Sorry, I guess my post isn’t really helpful.
Post # 5
I know I’m a little late on this one, but I bought a sample as well, and cleaning was included. My Future Sister-In-Law took her wedding dress to just a neighborhood dry cleaner (pre-wedding, she bought it off the rack), but then it was just a white dress, like a prom dress, so it wasn’t that complicated. It wasn’t floor length, but if you want to know where she took it I can tell you.
Oh also, since my dress has "antique" lace (that’s the color) the store recommended not dry cleaning it, but touching it up so that the color wasn’t changed or brightened unnaturally. Also the bottom is dirty, from touching the floor, but I need it altered anyway, so the bottom will get cut off. Basically I’m just having the store clean the inside edges of the dress. Maybe you can look into that instead. I wish I could be of more help!!