Post # 1
I got married 2 weeks ago and my dress has been hanging in its garmet bag in my closet.
I’m obviously never going to wear it again, but I found myself looking for dry-cleaners to clean it because ….. I don’t know. lol. I just assumed that’s what people do. (after all, it is filthy. My bustle broke halfway through the reception so the train is pretty dirty, but the rest is okay).
But I’m wondering if it’s worth it. I’m not going to get it preserved/frame it or anything. I’ll probably just let it hang in my closet …. forever…. as sad as that is lol
So how much was your dress to dry-clean after your wedding?
Was it worth it?
Or what did you do with your dress, in general, after the wedding?
Post # 3
i had mine drycleaned after the wedding. it was only a bit dirty on the bottom of course. it came out perfectly clean. it cost $200.
i was going to sell it but i’ve been a bit aprehensive b/c of all of the scams i keep hearing about so i have yet to list it. the dress is still at my mother’s house waiting for the next lovely bride.
Post # 4
I would clean it. Yeah, it might not be worn again. But 2 weeks dirt comes out a lot easier than 25 years later oh I really want to look at it and remember how pretty is was- dirt.
Post # 5
@Stace126: I had mine cleaned and it cost about £150. I didn’t not want to do it and regret it as @love108: has said, it’s easier to get dirt out sooner rather than later.
Post # 6
Depending what your dress is made out of, you can most likely put it in your washing machine. That’s what I did, and it came out perfect. The train stains were gone (I did pretreat them) and the beading was all intact. If you search the Bee, you’ll see several threads about washing wedding dresses.
Post # 7
I didn’t get mine cleaned, just stuck it back in it’s bag and hung in my closet. So far no regrets. I don’t plan on selling it and doubt if I have a daughter she will want to wear it so I didn’t see the need. I may or may not also like to try it on every now and then so for me it wasn’t worth it.