(Closed) Dry cleaning the dress Need help!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@marame:  OMG dont put it in a washing machine!!!!!!!  That will ruin the silk.

I would ask a Pnina representative what they recommend or go with a high-rated dry cleaners.  With such a high quality gown, you don’t want to risk it being destroyed- have you ever seen that episode of SYTTD where the woman’s silk satin gown was ruined by her cleaners?  Its normal for gown cleaning to cost a ton, one of those hidden wedding costs.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

alot of Bees have washed their dresses in a washing machine…  alot of them say don’t do it…

I had the same problem as you…i did alot of research and read alot of opinions and decided to wash mine anyway. I read that dry cleaning DOESNT remove perperation among other things and that was a big thing for me so I made a clothing bag out of 2 long white table cloths,  put my dress in it and sewed it up.  I went to the laundry mat and placed it in a front loader and put it on delicate and added some woolite.  20 mins later took it out and drove home…got it out of the bag and man was I shocked!  it was stunning!  you would never know that it had a trace of dirt on it before and none of my beading was ruined at all (my dress is silk to but has lots of glass beading on it) 

now all i have to do is have some alterations done and then they will steam any wrinkles out and its a brand new dress!

 

whatever you choose, good luck and take before and after pics to show urself the differences.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

my dress is silk with lots of beading…  if you want to google it…  Maggie Sottero Adelaide is my dress. 

it turned out beautiful!  just needs a steaming, but there was NO damage from washing it, it smells so fresh and clean, and looks for crisp and clean!!

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