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off the rack dress?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:14 pm

If you have gotten an off the rack sale dress, will you/did you get it dry cleaned before you wore it??

Mine was a sale dress, but it was actually on the mannequin- and it looks clean... Not sure if it's worth the extra expense?
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:18 pm

My dress was made-to-measure, but if I bought a dress off-the-rack, I'd probably get it dry-cleaned. I guess it would depend how 'worn' it looked. The dresses can get grubby from people trying them on, and personally I would want to feel gleaming and fresh and knowing my dress was clean on the day.
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:03 pm

I bought my dress off-the-rack and it was in wonderful condition, so I didn't even think of spending an extra several hundred dollars to get it dry-cleaned. I don't think it would be a problem, as most wedding dress stores have a no-makeup policy for brides trying on dresses, keep their stores clean and are careful with their merchandise, so you're likely to be able to buy an off-the-rack which looks brand new! If there were visible marks or stains on the dress however, I would have considered taking it to a dry-cleaner.
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:46 pm

As long as there are no marks on the dress, I wouldn't bother. Wedding dress cleaning is very expensive. I think it costs $500 on average.
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:59 pm

I'm quite particular about the clothes I wear, especially if it's as important as a gown on my wedding day. It's got to look and smell clean to me :D
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:27 am

Mine was off the rack too and I just asked them if they could throw in dry cleaning and they were happy to. Just ask and you might be surprised. :D
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:19 pm

I will be, but mine was super cheap beacuse it has some marks on it.
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:48 pm

Mine's off the rack and was an absolute bargain, but I won't be getting it drycleaned before the day. It's as clean as possible and smells great :lol:
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:57 pm

Mine's getting made, but if I'd bought off the rack I would first ask them to have it cleaned for me at their expense (obviously not asking them in those words though haha) but if not I would have to go over very thoroughly before deciding if I would or wouldn't get it cleaned myself
 
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:58 pm

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Re: off the rack dress?

Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:08 pm

Thanks everyone!!

I think I'll just leave it.. or ask my alterations lady what her thoughts are next time I'm there- she's seen it closer than anyone else!! :D
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:27 am

I've bought my dress off the rack and won't be drycleaning it - the bridal store is going to spot clean it if it needs it (which I don't think it does) before I pick it up, so all good there.

Good luck :)
 
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Re: off the rack dress?

Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:56 pm

Not in a million years would I give my money to a bridal shop that wanted to give me a dirty dress, NEVER!! I wouldn't even buy a second-hand dress that was dirty. Wedding dresses are expensive, so why would I give them $1500+ for a dirty dress? For that sort of money, the dress should be in pristine condition. Is this just me being pedantic? What does everyone else think?
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