(Closed) Dry Cleaning Gown?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Dry Cleaning the Gown before the Wedding

    Yes, I am going to get it dry cleaned prior to the wedding.

    Yes, I had my dress dry cleaned prior to the wedding.

    No, you typically don't dry clean a gown before a wedding.

  • Post # 3
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t think it’s normal to wash a dress before the wedding. Do you feel like your dress looks dirty?

    If not, I wouldn’t worry about it! Steaming it makes it look fresh!

    Post # 4
    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Is your dress new or used?  If it’s new, I don’t think it’s typical.  Dry cleaning a wedding gown is pretty expensive, and you run the risk of damage during the process, especially with the beading (I used to work at a dry cleaner when I was in high school).

    I’d really only consider doing it before the wedding if it was actually dirty.  My dress is definitely dirty now after the wedding – and I still haven’t had it cleaned yet!  I keep putting it off.

    Post # 5
    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    i just got my wedding dresses back from the dry clearner and they were shinier and more sparkly than when i got it from the dress shop!!

    not sure why, i did comment that to the dry cleaner and she said it may be because when they mass manufacture, they take it from a dusty warehouse. 

    My Casablanca dress beading looks sparklier and look more expensive beading than when i took it from the bridal shop. 

    practically speaking even now i see how sparkly my beads are, i still probably wouldn’t pay $200 to dry clean my dress though before AND after.  i’d only do it once, afterwards.



    Post # 7
    5592 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    No, I just wore mine straight from the store and had it steamed before the wedding.

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