(Closed) Is this used wedding dress strange or is it just me?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3479 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ashescats:  hahahaha!!!!……………..that is the funniest thing I’ve heard in ages!!!

I don’t think that it happens that often….if you knew you didn’t have the cash to clean your dress…I think you just wouldn’t get it dry cleaned. its not like you’ll need to wear it again….who cares about the stains. At the end of the day why would you leave a dress that cost you a packet and has senimental value.

As for going with her I would go….just for the laughs. It’s not like the dry cleaners know who you are!!!


Post # 4
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper


Really? People do this….on purpose? Well hey I’m always one for a good deal but this is pretty crazy. I would make sure those dry cleaners you are visiting aren’t ones you intended on revisiting in the future. So strange!

Post # 5
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have never heard of anyone abandoning their dress at a dry cleaner!  Yikes!  I wonder why someone wouldn’t just take their dress to Goodwill if they didn’t want to pay to have it dry cleaned.  It seems that many brides would be willing to buy a used dress and foot that cost themselves it meant saving a ton of money! 

I think she might have an easier time trying second-hand shops than finding any abandoned dry cleaner gowns.  But I’d love to know if this really is a common occurence!!!

Post # 6
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What the….wow… I have never heard of this. You can go with her and see what happens…. I would be interested in an update.

Post # 7
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That’s an interesting place to look for dresses. Has she never heard of used wedding dresses at consignment shops or online?

Post # 9
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Bahahaha…… 🙂

Post # 10
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Never heard of this either, I personally haven’t dry cleaned my dress either….

Post # 11
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

oh dear .. is it just me thinking that your friend should find a new man?! I’m working with a tight budget and there are plenty of options for buying low cost dresses without going to this extreme.

Post # 12
46402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Dry cleaners do get rid of unclaimed clothes all the time. I don’t know if that would include a wedding dress.

If your friend is bent on trying this, I would suggest she use the phone and the yellow pages online. Much faster than driving around the city.

Post # 13
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@julies1949:  Good suggestion.

Personally I don’t think your friend would have much luck but I would certainly not shy away from going with her. It might be good for a few laughs and you’ll probably never see most of those dry cleaner employees again anyway. I guess in her mind it’s worth a shot. 

Post # 14
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

oh yes that is strange alright

Post # 15
6359 posts
Bee Keeper

They have them at goodwill. More chance of your friend happening upon one in the right size there.

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