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Can I get My Wedding Dress Cleaned In A Week?

Posted by David Whitehurst on July 7, 2010

I had a recent request about how much time we need to clean a wedding dress.  Here is the question I was asked from a UAB Nursing Student:

"My dress was sold to me 'As Is' from David's Bridal. They were unable to clean it fully because they said it would take too much cleaner around the bottom and there's a sweat stain from my bridal portraits. I will be getting married July 31st. I go to school in Birmingham, but I am currently in Brewton, AL doing a rotation and will be getting married here. The only time I will be able to come up to Birmingham is on July 16th to bring the dress up. I will be back up the next weekend of the 23rd. I was wondering if that would be enough time to get my dress cleaned. I'm also looking to have it cleaned after the wedding."

My answer to this question is simple.  Yes We Can clean a wedding dress in a week. 

Most wedding gown specialists take two to four weeks to clean a wedding dress, but unless the dress is in really bad shape...a lot of stains, repairs or discoloration issues, they don't spend more than a week working on it.

So why does it normally take two to four weeks to clean and preserve most wedding dresses?

  • Since most dry cleaners or bridal shops DO NOT clean wedding dresses themselves, they need extra time to ship their dresses off to other locations to be cleaned.
  • Since most Brides are not looking for their gown back in a week, the wedding gown specialist may simply take more time to smooth out their work flow
We are a little guilty of the second issue above. But we do our wedding dress cleaning ourselves, right here in Birmingham, Alabama.  So when needed, we can get it done right in a week...cleaned and pressed and ready to wear (or preserved for generations).



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Topics: wedding dress cleaning, wedding gown, dry cleaner, wedding dress, second hand wedding dress

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