(Closed) Really Pi**** off! Seamstress at salon had a BO problem now dress has a lil odor

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Rileyxoxo3: I had my dress kept at my grandmother’s house for a while. She used to smoke, heavily. Some of the smell still lingers upstairs. I took my dress out, and hung it up outside of the garment bag for a few weeks, in a part of my FMIL’s house that is really spacious.

Maybe try hanging it in a room where you can open a window to let in fresh air? Not next to the window, of course, just in case it rains!

If you leave it be, it should be fine.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@rframe: Oh, replacing the bag is a good idea.

Yeah, don’t want to risk using chemicals or air fresheners on a wedding dress! Yikes!

Post # 20
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2050 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Rileyxoxo3: I’d call the salon and speak with the owner, and request a time to meet with him/her in person when there aren’t a lot of people/staff in the store. Bring your dress with you. Explain in private what happened and the smell on the dress and ask if the owner would pay for the cleaning/freshening up of the dress professionally. It is the salon’s responsibility to have staff take care of themselves when they handle your dress, and barring that, freshen a dress that has been compromised. Good luck!

Post # 22
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Just get the dress cleaned. I really don’t think bad reviews are warranted over this. No need to stress out, either. This is an easily fixable problem.

Post # 23
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It is totally like the episode of Seinfeld–THE BEAST!!!!!

 

Sorry that your dress got the worst end of the lady’s BO.  I hope everything can be remedied and you can look back and laugh at this one day!

Post # 24
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@luvdmb36: LOL, it totally is! I hadn’t thought of that!!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Don’t spray anythings on the dress! It could leave blotchy stains and then you’d be in a bigger mess.  Give it a little time to air out and if that doesn’t work and you don’t want to contact the shop then I would have it professionally cleaned yourself.  Good luck and I hope it comes out! 🙂

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with airing it out and then getting it steamed. I wouldnt spray anything on it though

Post # 28
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7294 posts
Busy Beekeeper

the only i am concerned about for the OP with regards to all the suggestions of getting her dress cleaned is that it could cost $200 – $300 to clean a wedding dress! and then you will probably want to do it after the wedding too.  i just figure there has got to be an at home remedy.  hopefully airing it out will work.

Post # 30
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Another thing you could do is take the dress out of the bag, and stick it in a ventilated room with the fan on. If you put a Glad Plug-In on the other side of the room and let it hang for a few days, the dress might be able to absorb a more pleasant scent without staining the dress.

Alternately, as others have said, you can get it resteamed.

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