(Closed) Gown Preservation

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I took my gown to the local cleaners and paid $100 for cleaning and preservation.  I paid an extra $15 for them to repair a few rips in the tulle/lace cap sleeves. 

They let me see the cleaned and repaired gown before they sealed it up in the box and they did a great job.  There were small tears in the tulle sleeves when I bought the dress and my seamstress charged by $100 to fix it, and the drycleaners did the same great job for just $15!

So if you have a great drycleaner that you like, hopefully they’ll do a great job. 

Just a quick tip…the bottom of your dress gets pretty dirty by the end of the evening, so don’t expect it to all come out.  It looks a lot better post cleaning, but it will not look brand spanking new.  J

ust thought I’d share so you can manage expectations.  If you pass it on to someone else to wear, they could always hem it to hide the imperfections.

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