(Closed) Used dress dirty…concerned

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What does the cleaning tag on the inside say?  You should be able to take it to a drycleaners and it should all come out, I would think.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I bought my dress from ebay as well.  I took it to a drycleaners and it looked great.  Do your homework and find a drycleaners with good reviews and who seems to know how to work with wedding gowns and you should be good to go.  

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Depends what kind of ‘dirty’ you are talking about. I know several ladies whom have done Trash the dress sessions in lakes/oceans.. got them completely covered in sand etc …. they both took there dresses to a dry cleaners and they came out in perfect condition! Read the label, call around… take it somewhere you trust!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Put it in the washing machine. If it is not silk or wool, it can be washed. I have a beaded lace over satin gown with an organza ruffle skirt, and after the wedding I washed it myself and it came out perfect. And I mean perfect. Not a single bead was out of place. I did take it to a laundrymat tho and used a triple loader so there would be room for the gown to swish around and not be crammed. I have a thread about it on here somwhere, and Ill attach a pic post washing maching.  Other brides have done it too..its not unusual. Bridal manufacturers just make you think you MUST dryclean and that’s a crock of sh*t. (P.S. My bodice is not sheer.. thats just the light on the other side of the room)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@HopefulInLove: You can wash satin and lace. My dress has both. But of course do only what you are comfortable with. Good luck!

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