(Closed) How much did it cost to clean your dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much did it cost to clean your wedding dress (not preserve)?
    $0 - $50 : (3 votes)
    27 %
    $51 - $100 : (0 votes)
    $101 - $150 : (2 votes)
    18 %
    $151 - $200 : (3 votes)
    27 %
    Over $200 : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Over $300 : (2 votes)
    18 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It cost $250 for mine just for cleaning. It’s crazy expensive.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You should take it in, but just don’t tell them you have the coupon until they’ve given you the quote.

    I’m not a good test case – my dress has color on it, so they didn’t realize it was a wedding dress and charged me $21. (No, there are no zeros missing there.)

    Post # 5
    Member
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I cleaned mine. Soaked the train in the bathtub to get out most of the dirt and grass stains. Then turned it inside out and put it into the washing machine. It’s a polyester dress and it did fine, I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on dry cleaning.

    Post # 6
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I checked into getting it cleaned and they said it started at $200 so I did it myself 🙂 Mine is also polyester and it came out great, I used oxy clean spray $2.97. Now need to figure out how to store it.

    Post # 7
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    To get it cleaned and preserved it was $160

    Post # 8
    Member
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I just got my gown cleaned at a place my seamstress recommended for a whoppin’ $200 (that was with a 20% off coupon)! Seeing the dress had a few red wine stains, I was paranoid about waiting any longer. They didn’t even look at my gown when they quoted me. This I found strange, but again I just wanted to get it over with and have her back stain free. They did a great job, but now I’m left with a clean gown wrapped in cheap plastic. ARG!

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    4520 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    The place where I bought my dress “offered” to clean & preserve it for me for $475 (how nice of them!) — they insisted I shouldn’t be paying anything less. 

    I risked it and went to a “cheap” dry cleaner and paid $200 for the cleaning + $30 for the box. Still insanely expensive. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    p.s. I found out that you can preserve it yourself – I bought the archival box and acid-free paper online from the Container Store. It cost me something like $60, including shipping. My dry cleaner was going to charge $245 to clean/preserve it, so I saved almost $200.

    Post # 11
    Member
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @mightywombat: – Nice! I’m planning on doing this as well – was just hunting for the right box. My dress is huge! 

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