- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Hello bees! Many of you helped me out when I was contemplating dyeing my weddong dress, so I thought I’d let you know how it turned out!
I knew when I was wedding dress shopping that I wanted something I could wear again. That was part of my decision to have the train cut off my dress, so my silouette was pretty standard for a formal gown. But, in white, my dress really screamed “wedding gown”. So having it dyed was the perfect answer!
I procrastinated about this until we got an invite for a formal dinner, which I shouldn’t have done. So I was on a tight deadline, which made it more expensive.
I used Metro Dyeing LLC in NYC and they were freaking amazing! Highly recommend them. They only charged me $125 to dye to the dress (plus a $50 rush fee because I procrastinated). And they turned my dress around in under a week. They were super helpful throughout the process.
Because the bottom of the dress had some dark stains, I wasn’t able to dye it blue, as I orignally wanted. Metro Dyeing recommended black, which is what I went with. This has the added benefit that it should hide stains in the future (which is good if I’m going to be around red wine). The dyeing came out great. The dress is silk taffeta, which dyes well. The thread didn’t pick up the dye as much, so the thread came fout a silvery grey color. Since the bodice has beautiful threadwork, I actually really like that. It was very wrinkly, but with some ironing and steaming I thought my dress looked fantastic and I was super excited to wear it to our event.
Also, Fed-Ex sucks. If you’re packaging, you have to use double layered cardboard and they took 3 extra days to deliver mys dress. Again, if you don’t procrastinate like I did, this shouldn’t be an issue.
So if anyone is thinking about this, I highly recommend it! Here are some oics. They’re crappy iPad pics (that I can’t rotate), but that’s all I have right now!