Post # 1
Hi all! First-time poster, long-time lurker!
My wedding is in about 3 weeks and I really need to get my dress steamed. It has some wrinkles in the bodice and whatnot. I bought it at a salon far, far away from my home so I did not go with the salon’s alterations and steaming. I took it to my local tailor whom I know and trust for the alterations and he did a great job with it. However, he doesn’t do steaming, so I’m on my own for that! What should I do?
A.) Take it to my local dry cleaners, who are your basic run-of-the-mill dry cleaners, but I have taken my clothes to them for years and they’ve always done a great job. Plus they have excellent pricing!
B.) Take it to fancy-schmancy dry cleaners in a town a few miles away (actually, this dry cleaners has a free valet service, so they’d come to my house to pick it up), where I’m certain they’d do a great job, but they said it would cost $189 to steam my dress!
C.) Buy a steamer for $50-$75 and do it myself. Plus then I’d have my own steamer!
Post # 3
I picked your local dry cleaner, but honestly I would do whatever would make you feel the most comfortable. Since it is just being steamed I think you will be find whereever you go.
Post # 4
go with option 3 of your going to use it more then once. But if not then go to your regular cleaners, I’m sure they will do a great job.
Post # 5
Wow! $189 to steam your dress? I called my local dry cleaners who are more somewhat top end around here, and they quoted me $150+ to CLEAN my dress (which i’m assuming includes steaming it). I would go with the local place you know. Just because they aren’t top end doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re doing or won’t treat your dress like gold 🙂 Sometimes the “little guys” care the most!
Good luck! Oh, and about buying your own steamer, I would be afraid…what if something bad happened?
Post # 6
I steamed my dress and veil on the day of the wedding and honestly it was a piece of cake, even with my ridiculous train. Even if you pay someone to do it you still will have to transport it, I’m assuming, to your venue that might cause additional wrinkles.
I vote for buying a simple steamer and doing it yourself (or have a Bridesmaid or Best Man do it while you are getting ready).
Post # 7
Can you ask the tailor for a recommendation?
Post # 8
If you already have an established relationship with your dry cleaner, they will probably go out of their way to make you happy for your big day! I am sure they will do a great job if all you need is a good steaming. 🙂