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I have a small cake stain on my wedding dress, but not much else. I'm a little put off by the "wedding dress" preservationits who charge 120-400$ for cleaning /preserving.
I have been toying with the idea of trying to wash it in our front-loading washing machine on the delicate cycle. What do you guys think?
It is lined, but supposedly the entire dress is 100% silk and the label says "Dry Clean Only". Do you think it would be okay to hand wash it in the bathtub?
Silk is a very washable fabric, just be sure to remove the black belt first and launder separate if necessary. My best recommendation would be to pretreat the staining with Stain Solution, you can then make a cold water bath with Delicate Wash and allow to soak for 30 minutes.
Rinse well under cold water and press out the water, never wring or twist. Hang or lay flat to dry and steam while damp.
For proper preservation- we recommend storing with acid free tissue and box. These tools can be purchased from Talas, I’ve linked below contact information.
330 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Stain Solution 16 fl. oz.
Delicate Wash 16 fl. oz.