(Closed) Should I clean it…?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I...
    Clean it : (8 votes)
    29 %
    Clean it and preserve it : (13 votes)
    46 %
    Don't clean or preserve it : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Just preserve it dirty : (0 votes)
    Clean it in the washer (even with intricate bead work, cause it will never be worn again) : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Clean in the washer and preserve it : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If you are keeping it, I would clean it. 

    Post # 4
    12974 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would definitely clean it if there’s any chance of keeping it (or if you’re planning on donating/selling it).  If there’s a chance you’re going to keep it for a long time, I would then preserve it as well.

    Post # 5
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I would clean it any way, either if you’re keeping it or not. I would preserve it if you are planning on keeping it for a longer time. 

    Post # 7
    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I saw a thread from a bride who washed it in her washing machine and it turned out great, you should ask her how or what did she did (:

    Post # 8
    1024 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you decide you want to clean it but you don’t want to spend the money (I didn’t either) and are worried about the intricate beadwork (I was too), you can do what I did: hang the dress on the back of a door and suspend the bottom of it into a warm bucket of soapy water. Use you hands to agitate a bunch of dirt from the dress into the water, and use a toothbrush with extra soap on it for the tough spots. Change the water and repeat. I had such dark stains on my dress but Dawn dish soap did wonders! I then hung it to dry. 

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