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the Price of Dry Cleaning Formal Wear

Price 
Location 
Item 
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Description
$ 40
Jun 2007
Canton, OH
Tuxedo
They even got the red wine stains out of the shirt  more... close row
$ 48
Apr 2008
Portland, Or.
eveing gown,
Vintage evening gown received royal treatment  more... close row
$ 15
May 2008
Akron OH
Dress
Charging extra for same day service  more... close row
$ 30
Oct 2007
Indianapolis, Indiana
Formal dress worn as a bridesmaid
Bridesmaid dress cleaning left it in excellent condition  more... close row

Description of service

I chose to go to the cleaner that I use on a regular basis to have the dress cleaned that I wore in my friend's wedding as one of her bridesmaids. The dress was dry cleaned, steamed, and pressed.


Review of Service

I was not fond of this dress in any way, so absorbing the cost of cleaning it was not something I was really looking forward to doing. Additionally, I knew that I would never wear it again, so paying to have it cleaned did not top my list. When I got the bill of $30.00, I was flabbergasted!! I had failed to ask how much it would be in advance, so even though I am not sure what I was expecting, I was still very surprised. As far as the job done by the dry cleaner, I have to say I was very satisfied. They did a really good job with the dress, and it was in almost better condition as far as being pressed than it was when I got it originally from the tailor!


Tips

I think my best advice would be to make sure you are aware of the cost associated with having a formal dress being cleaned professionally -- espeically if it is not something you will use again in the future. If it is not, and you have no one that is interested in taking it, I would forego the process altogether. However, if it something that you can re-sell or use again in the future, I would recommend the sevice, as my dress was returned to me in pristine condition!


$ 40
Mar 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
Tuxedo
Cleaning a wool tuxedo and accessories  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2008
Lincoln Park, Michigan
Military uniform
One hour dry cleaning for uniform  more... close row
$ 28
Mar 2008
Lowell, MA
two formal dresses
Drycleaning for two gowns  more... close row
$ 32
Nov 2007
Bellmawr, NJ
Bridesmaid gown
Bridesmaid gown cleaned to wear again  more... close row
$ 75
Jan 2007
Big Rapids, Michigan
Bridesmaid dress
Expensive cleaning of bridesmaid dress  more... close row
$ 45
Jan 2007
Boulder, CO
Black Formal Dress
Need to be careful when wearing formalwear  more... close row