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Has anyone got their wedding dress cleaned yet?

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We somewhat got in the water and the bottom of my dress is covered with stains from the sand and water, etc. You can kinda tell in my picture. Has anyone had a chance to get their dress cleaned/preserved? I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations. I've been checking online and see prices and heard quotes after calling from $225-$700. I was wondering what to expect to spend after a destination wedding with more than your usual wine, etc. stains. My hubby actually likes it, he thinks it added 'character' to the dress. But I don't want it to hurt the fabric.

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I looked into it. I have some soot stains on my dress from our fireworks.

 

I was quoted $800 - to clean, not preserve. It wasn't the stains that were the problem. Aside from the obvious - it's a wedding gown and so it costs more because they can demand more - they had to remove all of the beadwork and crystals from my dress to clean it and then put them back on.

 

This is true of anything on your dress that might catch or snag another part of the dress.

 

My husband, also, likes that it's dirty. He thinks it's representative of the day. I have opted not to clean it - I'm not going to wear it for anything other than fun around the house.

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My local cleaner was having a special on wedding dress cleaning, so I took advantage- had no intention of really getting my dress cleaned! It's now in a box and i haven't opened it to inspect- there was a pink stain on the front from some sort of tequila/mixed shot I did & tons of dirt on the back...I should probably open it- I guess I wasn't really much help! lol I only paid $99 for the cleaning...

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Originally Posted by AQHARIDER View Post
there was a pink stain on the front from some sort of tequila/mixed shot I did & tons of dirt on the back...
That's our Sarah!!!! lol

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That's our Sarah!!!! lol
You betcha! You saw the wine party pics right?

I'm working on a slideshow of our non-pro pics from the wedding...so funny, there are so many pictures where I look so wasted! lol

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The salon where I got my dress from has a special rate for brides that got their dresses there. Clean and preserve is $180.00, I'm waiting to see if I can sell my dress before I get it cleaned because I assume it's cheaper to just clean it.

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i had the dress from my first wedding cleaned and preserved (like shrink wrapped in a box) - it was close to $100. i will clean mine after i do the TTD session - it will probably be expensive due to all of the detail!

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Ugh! My dress is still hanging in it's bag in our garage. I don't even want to know what it would cost to clean. I am tending to agree with Natasha on this one...the bit of grass stain & dirt on the bottom and a tiny red wine stain are great character. Plus, if I get it "preserved" then I'll feel bad about putting it on whenever I get the whim.

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You guys are so funny! I also opted not to have mine cleaned.

 

There is a black mark on the side from the fire dancers - my fault they told me to be still and I kept dancing. That and a little dirt on the bottom of the train, but I too think it adds character. Memories.....

 

I may even wear it at my AHR - dirty and all....hehehe

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