Kathryn
Super July 2016

David's Bridal wedding gown preservation

Kathryn, on August 9, 2016 at 3:39 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 15
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For anyone considering the gown preservation kit from DB, I highly recommend it. There are pros and cons to it though. First the price is misleading, it only includes preservation of the dress and guarantee for 30 years. If you want extra items included or the lifetime guarantee, you'll pay more. They did do a great job and it came back in 2 weeks!


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  • MissWtoMrsH
    VIP July 2017
    MissWtoMrsH ·
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    I saw this in the store today and was wondering about it. I don't need it anytime soon but saw the deal and thought it was great.

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  • Jacqui76
    Master May 2016
    Jacqui76 ·
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    I purchased this kit online when they were having a half-price sale. I only wanted my dress cleaned, not necessarily preserved- but this price was better than all quotes I had gotten for cleaning only. I haven't gotten mine back yet because I just sent it out last week.

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  • Private User
    Dedicated March 2016
    Private User ·
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    I had mine preserved too. It was back in just over a week. Loved it!

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  • planningpartyof1
    Super March 2017
    planningpartyof1 ·
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    Love it! Is your veil in there too? Can any other accessories be a part of it?

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  • Taryn & Bill
    Super November 2016
    Taryn & Bill ·
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    Did they charge extra to add the veil to the preservation?

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  • MrsMcCoy
    VIP April 2016
    MrsMcCoy ·
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    I have that kit (just haven't sent it out yet). Yes, the veil is extra, as are any other accessories you want preserved, like a belt or sash.

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  • Taryn & Bill
    Super November 2016
    Taryn & Bill ·
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    @MrsMcCoy good to know! Thanks so much!

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  • Crystal
    Devoted September 2016
    Crystal ·
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    Got my dress through David's Bridal also. I was considering doing that after the wedding but now after seeing this post, I am definitely going to do it. Thanks !

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  • Kiwi Kawaii
    Master August 2016
    Kiwi Kawaii ·
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    This makes me so happy that I got the kit with my gown. I wasn't going to, but they were having a sale on the kit when you purchase your dress. Thanks for posting this!

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  • Kathryn
    Super July 2016
    Kathryn ·
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    They allow multiple accessories, but charge extra. I put in my dress, slip, veil, and garter. Also the personalization on the box is extra too.

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  • Hallie
    Expert November 2017
    Hallie ·
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    Thanks for the review, Kathryn! I'm glad I paid for it!

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  • V
    Just Said Yes August 2016
    Victoria ·
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    Hi, I was wondering how sturdy the box is? I'm assuming it's decent quality and not too fragile?

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  • E
    Just Said Yes January 2017
    Ericka ·
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    Did anyone that had a heavily beaded dress have their dress cleaned through the David's bridal cleaning kit? I'm nervous about sending it. My dress is really dirty on the bottom but it is also heavily headed and I don't want to mess the beading up. Please help with recommendations

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  • Taryn & Bill
    Super November 2016
    Taryn & Bill ·
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    My dress didn't have beads...but I can tell you my experience with the company! I waited until the Christmas gift-mailing rush was over (since I got married in November). I was afraid that my dress would get lost in the mail. My dress was barely dirty (since my MOH would not let it touch the ground all day)! I was very nervous about sending it in!! In the end, I decided it was worth it (mainly because I had seen such good things said on it here, because I had already spent the money for the kit, and because my SIL's dress cost nearly $400 to preserve locally). The box is sturdy and the cleaning is guaranteed for 30 years. I imagine that I will open it before 30 years is up. One of DH's aunts had her dress preserved many years ago (different company) and was able to have the company fix what she saw wrong with it later in life. I have mine stored in a closet in the brown cardboard shipping box that it was sent back to me in (to prevent fading from the light that could come through the window of the "pretty" white box). You definitely want to leave the plastic wrap on the box. I can tell that the "airtight" seal would be...compromised after it is unwrapped. Anywho, I received my dress back from the cleaning company about a week after I sent it in! I was impressed with the quick turnaround! I attached a picture (it looks just like OP's..but I didn't spring for the added name/wedding date)!! Oh, an the veil cost an extra $15 to add.


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  • C
    Just Said Yes June 2016
    claire ·
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    I ordered the kit and all I received in the mail was a fabric bag. What is supposed to be included?? I tried to call but of course their hours are when I’m at work and was on hold for too long & couldn’t wait today
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