wedding-dress-clevelandWedding Dress Questions Answered

Do you have a question about finding the perfect wedding dress?  At Linde’s Bridal & Prom we have the experience and concern that you find just what you want and what makes you look fabulous too.  Your questions and concerns are our top priority.  From time to time questions arise that we feel would be bneficial for many brides-to-be.

What are the benefits of buying a used wedding dress or renting a gown?

Renting a wedding dress or buying used has two big advantages. 1) You can save a lot of money and 2) you can use the money saved on more essential items that will have a longer term significance such as, photographs, your wedding ring or honeymoon plans.

There really are no drawbacks to renting or buying used.  However, most brides want new, knowing that no one else has worn her dress.  Having a dress to keep that was made especially for you is good for memorability.  A woman gets assurance and emotional stability in having that attachment.  A wedding dress can make a great keep sakes and who knows your daughter may end up wearing it someday.  However, if these points are not a major psychological issue then you will be happy with slightly used.

How much does it cost to get a wedding dress cleaned and pressed?

Most dry cleaners will clean wedding dresses but the results vary greatly. Prices also vary but expect to pay at least $150 for a professional job.  Your best bet is to go to a bridal salon, like Linde’s Bridal, and ask.  If they recommend a certain dry cleaner, there is probably a reason for it.  If they make use of their recommended cleaner themselves then you can be almost sure it is a reputable shop and will do a good job for you.

What is the best  gown garment bag to travel with?

The store you buy your wedding gown at should place it in a garment bag when purchased.  That will be a suitable bag for traveling.  If you need to fly with your gown, take it as a carry-on item and ask the attendant to hang it in the suit closet.  They will be happy to help you keep it in good condition while traveling.

How much does it cost to get a bridal dress pressed?

The boutique or salon that you purchased your wedding dress from should provide this service for free.  If your dress gets wrinkled before you use it go back to the store and ask if they would press or steam it again for you.  If they do charge for steaming your wedding dress, it should only be a very minimal fee.