(Closed) MARRIED BEES! How did you clean your wedding dress? Cleaners? DIY? Not at all?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How did you clean your wedding dress?

    Spent $100s and sent it to a trusted cleaner to be cleaned/preserved/boxed.

    DIY at home cleaning (Please include method in a comment)

    Didn't clean it at all.

  • Post # 17
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I did mine (lace with a silky liner that I don’t know the fabric) in my kitchen.  I used a soft toothbrush and a heavy dose of Palmolive dishwashing soap sudsed up in the sink with water.  I swished the bottom in the sink and just squeezed the hem area in my hands while it was in the soapy water.  I rinsed it several times with the same squeezing method, and hung it to dry.  Mine was also just the bottom hem area, like most others here.  It came out pretty good, and I wasn’t willing to pay a bunch to have it done professionally since I only paid $300 for the dress and alterations.  Good luck!  I think the Dryel thing might be a great way to do it!!


    Post # 18
    9877 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Mine wasn’t really dirty. It’s still stuffed in a closet. haha.

    Post # 19
    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I probably have some grass stains on mine from taking pictures the way I did, but I don’t really care. I just wanted to get married in it. I am not worried about it retaining the aspect of the fact that it was worn. I might never clean it.


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