(Closed) Preowned Dress Cleaning

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2618 posts
Sugar bee

No local dry cleaner will clean a wedding dress in store. It is a send out, meaning it must go to a company that has special equipment. I’d ask your local cleaners where they send it. Make sure you go to a reputable shop. It usually takes a few weeks.

Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve also heard that you should have the dress cleaned after alterations are done. Otherwise you clean it, inevitably get it dirty during fittings, and then have to clean it again. Based on the fabric this may be too much for the dress. 

I would also call some bridal salons in your area and ask for recommendations. They’ll for sure know who the local pros are.

Post # 5
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I bought my dress at a thrift shop. I soaked it in a bathtub with warm water and washing powder.

Then I used a soft toothbrush/sponge and some mild soap and wiped away at stains etc. 

Dress came up bright white and spotless. This pic is pre weight loss and pre alterations but you get the idea 🙂


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