Grace
Beginner August 2021

Got the dress, now need it cleaned and altered

Grace, on April 19, 2021 at 10:03 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 7
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Hello friends!



So I was able to get my dream dress used and for a great prices. However it was not cleaned, or at least not very well. There are several tanning stains and dirt stains along the hem. As well as some other unknown stains that could be red crayon on the bottom of the tulle.
I'm in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area and I was wondering if any one had a suggestion for a place to get it cleaned and altered. It will need to be a low price but as quality as I can afford! Any help and suggestions are welcomed!!

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Latest activity by Grace, on April 20, 2021 at 8:04 AM
  • Lydia
    Dedicated December 2021
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    I’m so glad you were able to get it! Normally for wedding gown cleaning I recommend mailing it off to the Wedding Gown Preservation company- they’re the best in the business but it does cost about $250
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  • Grace
    Beginner August 2021
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    That would be worth at least a look into! But yeah that's half the cost of the dress lol
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  • Lydia
    Dedicated December 2021
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    Lol yeah! Might be better to check yelp to see what's good locally
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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
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    Is the dress the right length on you? If you are having it altered and need to have it hemmed, its possible that most of the stains would be cut off once the dress is hemmed. I imagine self tanner and red crayon won't be easy to get out without professional cleaning.

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  • Grace
    Beginner August 2021
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    It is set for 5'-6" and I'm 5'-3" and the dirt stains on the hem go up higher than 3".
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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
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    Gotcha. Of three stains (dirt, self tanner, crayon) I imagine the dirt will be the easiest to get out. Standard dry cleaning should do that, but I would worry that the heat from dry cleaning could set the crayon. I would recommend bringing the dress to a reputable cleaner near you (go to someplace with good customer service reviews, don't just go to the cheapest place because they might not be honest with you and might tell you then can clean in but can't) and asking them for their opinion and an estimate. A reputable cleaner should be able to look at the stains and give you an idea of what it might take to remove them and how much that might cost.

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  • Grace
    Beginner August 2021
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    David's bridal can clean and preserve it for $100, so that's what I'm considering right now
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