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Should You Get Your Sample Wedding Dress Cleaned Before the Wedding?

Should You Get Your Sample Wedding Dress Cleaned Before the Wedding?

Sample wedding dresses in Jacksonville, FL offer innumerable benefits, such as helping brides on a budget or in a time crunch score a gently worn designer gown right off the rack for less.

Note that sample wedding dresses are not secondhand gowns owned by other brides. These dresses are the sample sizes from boutique stores for brides to try on when they come in for their appointments. 

Once new inventory hits the racks, sample dresses get rotated, and the ones that are no longer displayed in the boutiques are offered to brides at discounted prices.

Understandably, you might have questions regarding dress cleanliness, especially with COVID. At One Love, we take meticulous precautions to ensure our dresses and store are well sanitized.

However, cleaning your sample wedding dress before the big day is another option, even if you just want to give it a refresh.

How to Clean Your Sample Wedding Dress in Jacksonville, FL

Whatever you do, please don’t wash your sample wedding dress in the washing machine at home! You’ll need to get it professionally cleaned for optimal results.

At One Love, we recommend our friends at Oceanside Cleaners for touch-ups and dress preservation after the wedding.

If you do decide to get it cleaned, try to have it done before alterations, at least three months before the wedding. This gives you plenty of wiggle room without feeling rushed.

On the contrary, if you’re planning on major work being done to the dress that requires multiple fittings with the seamstress, it might be better to wait until after the final fitting to get the dress cleaned. 

All those fittings can leave perspiration, dirt, or makeup on the dress, so give it a good look over to determine if it needs professional cleaning.

At One Love, we don’t handle alterations but can recommend a local seamstress to help you.

Courtney L.One Love Bridal Outlet

Courtney L.

June 6, 2023


One Love Bridal Outlet
1171 Beach Boulevard, Suite 104, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250