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Dress got wet and has rings - will this go away or can I consider my dress ruined?

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#1 Ayita

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    Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:40 AM

    Hello girls,

    I need a piece of advise here ! During our photo shoot after the wedding, my dress got wet at the bottom by walking too close to the water. It is silk, and it made a ring at the bottom. The dress also got filthy from sand and the stuff they put on the wooden floor (the most worrying - orange-like stains, the product is probably an oil or some waxy stuff). I originally wanted to preserve my dress to donate it and got another dress for the TTD. I'm now wondering if my dress is not ruined anyway... and if I should just use it for the TTD (which is tomorrow).

    Any advise here ? Do you think the rings can go away ? And the stains ?

    Thanks ladies,


    #2 hanna

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      Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:43 AM

      I am not sure about the stains, but I say you might as well use it for your TDD. Plus, maybe if you get it all wet in the ocean, the rings will come out. For the stains from the floor, that will probably require some spot treatment to remove. I think the rings are just from dirt already being on the bottom, then getting wet, so I don't think that is permanent.

      #3 itsfinallyhere

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        Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:44 AM

        I think your dress will be fine. Dry cleaners do amazing things today. Just make sure you are sending it to a reputable place.

        #4 Kristy!


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          Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:14 AM

          Honestly, since your dress is silk, I'm not sure that's going to come out. I was asking the tailor last night about FI's suit getting wet (it's silk) and he said if it gets soaked, it will ruin it. I say just use it for TTD and donate your original TTD.

          #5 ACH2009

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            Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:21 AM

            I agree with Kristy. I would probably just go ahead and wear it for the TTD!
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            #6 RoryS

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              Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:48 AM

              I don't know if the rings will come out. I had a satin gown that got wet on the bottom (I lent it to a "friend") She never even told me - just gave me the gown back (stains & all). Even though she had it dry-cleaned, the actual feel of the materials changed. It became stiffer and the rings still showed. Not sure what silk acts like when it gets wet. Also, maybe the orange color is from the stain they used to paint the deck. I guess that would depend if it was water or oil-based (if that's what it is, but sounds like it...)

              #7 Amarillis

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                Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:49 AM

                WEAR YOUR REAL DRESS FOR THE TTD....

                my dress was made of french silk taffeta - and was more clean after my TTD !

                and as others have said... a drycleaner can work magic when you get home...

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                #8 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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                  Posted 05 May 2009 - 01:35 PM

                  Oh I don't know about water stains on silk. I would use it for TTD though.

                  #9 sunsetbride1

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                    Posted 05 May 2009 - 01:42 PM

                    I agree with Kristy...
                    And, then when you get home; see what a dry cleaner can do - you never know!
                    BTW, can't wait to see pics when you return!!!

                    #10 baj

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                      Posted 05 May 2009 - 04:42 PM

                      I would use it for the TTD session, if you are lucky the stains may come out.

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