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Dress preservation suggestions.

My dress is sitting in the trunk of my car, waiting to be taken in for cleaning and preservation.  I successfully made a mess of the bottom dancing and partying barefoot! 

Does anybody have a suggestion for NW suburban companies to do the cleaning/preservation?  My normal dry cleaner is Vogue Cleaners in Crystal Lake, but they want to take six months to do this! 

I know David's Bridal does a shipping preservation service, where it's under $200 (about what Vogue quoted me) and you mark the spots yourself, send it in, and get it back three weeks later.  I know the nightmares of buying dresses from David's but has anyone had good results with their storage kit?

Re: Dress preservation suggestions.

  • MobKazMobKaz Chicago suburbs member
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    My daughter bought her dress from Kathryn's in McHenry.  They used this company for her dress cleaning and preservation:



  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_illinois-chicago_dress-preservation-suggestions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:72Discussion:fd4d6889-a9a2-4493-97b7-245d0c085ab0Post:0417ad70-b45f-45b9-96d3-34a737636640">Re: Dress preservation suggestions.</a>:
    [QUOTE]My daughter bought her dress from Kathryn's in McHenry.  They used this company for her dress cleaning and preservation: <a href="http://www.gownpreservation.com/#home" rel="nofollow">http://www.gownpreservation.com/#home</a>
    Posted by mobkaz[/QUOTE]

    Do you know how long it took her to get it back, and was she happy with their contact/updates so she knew it wasn't just lost somewhere?  Did they have to be the middle men or did she just rather have Kathryn's in there helping?
  • MobKazMobKaz Chicago suburbs member
    Ninth Anniversary 5000 Comments 500 Love Its 5 Answers
    edited November 2012
    She took it in to Kathryn's to set the wheels in motion, but I think you can contact the company directly to make arrangements.  I think she may have gotten a discount by going through Kathryn's.

    Her wedding was in June, 2011,  and I'm pretty sure we got it back in late August.  If I recall, we needed to be home at the time it was delivered.  We did get a notice ahead of time giving us an indication as to what day it would be delivered.  I don't remember if we had a choice in delivery dates. We did not have any concerns/worries as to its whereabouts.

    The dress was returned professionally packed and boxed.  To be honest, I do not think it has ever been taken out of the box to be "checked", in part because I don't think she would be able to repackage it properly.

    I'm sorry I can't offer more/better information.
  • No that's perfect info, thank you!  I had a poor experience with Kathryn's but I know lots of people like it there.  I'll look into using the services from dress shops.
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