(Closed) Took my dress in for alterations and he got BLOOD in it!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
9 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am so sorry that’s happened to your dress! IMO, I would take it to a cleaner that you trust and have your alterations person pay for the cleaning.

Post # 4
116 posts
Blushing bee

I think you should calm down it is no big deal. I am sure they will be able to fix it.

Post # 5
11735 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

He’ll get it fixed and pay for it I am sure. I don’t think it’s a big deal at all and am sure they will be able to get it out. 

Post # 6
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would find a good cleaner and verify with the alterations person that he will pay. Then I’d call the cleaners and verify that they can get blood out of the dress. You’ll need to tell them the exact fabric, whether there are embellishments near the blood, how much blood there is, etc. If the cleaner says it’s not possible, then you need to start talking about a replacement.

This sucks and is probably a headache, but don’t panick until you hear from the cleaners.

Post # 7
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

He should be able to clean it for you. I read that this kind of thing happens in alteration rooms (which we hardly see/know) and they have the way to clean wedding dresses like they’re never got any blood/stain on them.

Post # 8
1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m sure he’ll be able to clean it – this kind of thing happens all the time! Also, I think it’d be safe to still do alterations with him (unless there’s some other issue with his performance). It’s not like he meant to stick himself with a needle and wiped it off on your dress – accidents happen.

Post # 9
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree I would let them take care of the cleaning. If they offered to clean it, and something goes wrong with the cleaning, they will be directly responsible and will have to order you a new dress or refund you completely. If you take it to a third party cleaner and soemthing happens, they might turn the responsibilty to you for going somewhere else.

But Im SURE stuff like that happens a lot. I wouldn’t stress too much! At least it is your first fitting, so there is still time! Laughing

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