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#1 miss di

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    Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:30 AM

    so i'm a little bit lost and unsure of what to do.

    i bought my dress about a month ago and i'm getting married in a year. so! here's the thing: it was a sample, which means it's got a little dirt around the hem, but other than that it's pretty clean.

    should i not bother drycleaning it at all because i need to get the hem chopped off anyway?...and because i'm getting married on a beach where it's going to get dirty...

    if i should clean it - any of you brides that happen to be in the bay, i would love some referrals of a good drycleaner. i'm soooo scared to bring my dress to one!

    also, i've been told to wrap it in a white sheet in the garment bag to store it. will this prevent it from yellowing? do i even need to worry about yellowing over the course of a year?

    thanks in advance for any advice on this...

    #2 Jess

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      Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:46 AM

      I would dryclean it - but it is definitely your preference...have you asked the store where you bought the dress who they recommend? they always have a drycleaner they like

      as far as yellowing - I really don't think you have anything to worry about - I'm pretty sure it takes years to yellow

      #3 beach2009

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        Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:15 AM

        I would wait till after the alterations to have it drycleaned.
        Jess had a great suggestion, check with your bridal shop where you purchased for a drycleaner recommendation.

        #4 jk1101

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          Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:49 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by beach2009
          I would wait till after the alterations to have it drycleaned.
          Jess had a great suggestion, check with your bridal shop where you purchased for a drycleaner recommendation.
          I used to own a drycleaner and agree with both of these. As for the yellowing, it will only yellow if it's exposed to the sun/light. As long as you keep it in a sealed garment bag it won't yellow.

          #5 miss di

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            Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:58 AM

            thanks, ladies! i will try to call the salon...i guess i've been hesitant because i don't know think they are even open any more!! it was sak's bridal salon though, so maybe regular sak's women's dept can help.

            i'm sure whoever it is that will do my alterations will be able to recommend a drycleaner.

            call me crazy, but i have this ridiculous fear of bringing my dress into a drycleaner! lol.




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