(Closed) My dress is in the washing machine right now

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think about washing your gown in the machine?
    Why not? : (42 votes)
    30 %
    Oh hell no! : (100 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 32
    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    That’s awesome!  I’m hoping to have mine preserved so i wouldn’t try this with mine, but that’s great that it worked with yours!

    Post # 33
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have posted this before but…I bought a used designer dress for our upcoming wedding,  it had a few marks on the front and dirt on the botom, so I took it to the laundry mat and placed it in the front loader, on gentle with some woolite.  I spot treat a few things first.  Did i mention that my dress is SILK and has lots of glass beads…  it came out beautiful, nothing ruined, no beads broken, nothing…

    small bottle of woolite $3

    laundry mat washer $4.75

    the way it came out?  PRICELESS!

    Post # 34
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s really the beading that’s at risk, which is why all my cheapo regular tops with beading say “hand wash only” I wash them on cold/gentle cycle inside out anyways but after a while the beads start falling off so…I wouldn’t was a wedding dress in the machine over and over but once? yeah. Beside, mine won’t have beading anyways if I get the one I’m planning.

    Post # 35
    10452 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Good luck, I’ve heard of it turning out fine for others.

    Post # 37
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @SoupyCat:  FWIW, I have two children, and your husband is right. All stain cleaners are not created equal and Shout is the best spray IMO. The Oxi-clean gel stick is the best overall but it is harsh on your clothing and you need to wash items a few times after you use it. It is amazing stuff though, and I believe it was designed with my specific toddler in mind :).

    I washed my sample Pnina Tornai in the bathtub with Woolite based on an “unofficial” story I may have heard from an imaginary person at Church Street Bridal and it turned out great. My seamstress later told me Ivory soap is good as well.

    Post # 38
    775 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I actually laughed as I was putting on my dress at the shop the other day. The care tag actually says “Hand wash in large bathtub. Hang to dry.”

    I can just see myself standing in my jacuzzi tub surrounded by a giant floating dress! lol So glad your dress came out well!

    Post # 39
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    wow I would never had the guts to do this!! I’m glad it worked for you!

    Post # 41
    7429 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Yay, I am definitely going to do this with my lace dress!!

    Post # 42
    758 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I washed my gown in the washer and it came out great as well. Glad it worked for you!

    Post # 43
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would say… why not? Why pay hundreds of dollars, (because that’s what people charge when see $$$”wedding dress” $$$) when you can use your own washing machine?  Do all of you bees take all of your clothes to be washed at the dry-cleaners? Of course not….

    This is just a way to keep us in fear (oh, it’ll be ruined, it’s a WEDDING dress!) and spend money (unless you are loaded and don’t care)

    Just read the label (they MUST have labels!) and wash accordingly to the fabric’s specifications…. like normal every day clothing. 

    Am I being too harsh? I just hate it when people get gypped because they are told wrong information and/or old wive’s tales….

    Post # 46
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Has anyone tried this with a machince that isn’t front loading??  I’d love to wash my dress this way.  Probly about time to get it done!

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