Wedding Dress Cleaning


Please arrange a time to drop your dress into us.  We have a free shop car park so this is easy but we do work by appointment only.   We closely examine the dress and identify the areas that need attention, checking for any tears, repairs as well as stains. We photograph every dress to show the before and after clean photos to you. We can quote you the exact cleaning and repair price once we've seen the dress in person.


Using specialist products we lovingly clean your dress by hand. We don't use machines which can discolour beads and fabrics. We use soft brushes to erase dirt from the dress making sure we return it as pristine as possible. We often clean the dresses more than once to get the best results and are professionals in knowing how to handle all the different fabrics. Any repairs will be made at this stage, but always discussed with you prior for consent.


All dresses are hand steamed at a high temperature, which kills any bacteria ready to be returned.

Photographs are taken at this stage to compare the results of the dress.


Our beautiful storage boxes are made in the UK and lined with acid-free paper, which are perfect for dress storage. The price varies depending on size, from £65.00-£89.00. We'll pack your dress only after you've inspected it and happy with our cleaning results.

Cleaned Wedding Dress by Brides by Solo

The Process

Please allow up to 2-8 weeks for us to clean your dress. This will vary depending on how many dresses we have at the time. We do offer an express service if needed, but urge you to pre-book this in.

Standard clean from £165.00 for fitted or slim A-lines.
Standard clean for full A-lines or ballgowns is from £175.00.
These prices could vary slightly if the dress is particularly dirty as the dress will take longer to clean.
Boxes range from £65.00 - £89.00 depending on the size needed for your dress.

With 41 years experience as a family business we pride ourselves on being 'wedding dress cleaning specialists'. We've worked extensively with every fabric over the years and of course particularly understand the Designers we've stocked during this time.  We our 'results-driven' meaning we will not return your dress until we're 100% sure we've done everything to the very highest standard for you.  We take pride in cleaning every dress, considering it as our own, and we love this aspect of our business and so would really enjoy restoring your dress for you.

Bride Bag with Cleaned Wedding Dress

What Dresses Do We Clean?

We accept dresses from everywhere including other shops, on-line purchases, charity shops, vintage dresses as well as our own treasured brides of course. We've been cleaning dresses for over 41 years and take pride in the results we achieve. We strive to clean all dresses except silk but we urge anyone wanting to bring their dress in to call or email us first to double-check we can work with their fabric.

Why you really do need to have your wedding dress professionally cleaned, even if it doesn't look that dirty.

When it comes to stubborn stains, grass, mud, fake tan and red wine are of course serial offenders at weddings, but the less obvious culprits are the stains that you don't see straight away like champagne or sweat. These stains, if undetected and left to age, will set-in and darken over time and they'll be all the more difficult, if not impossible, to remove later on down the line. We don't just offer expertise backed by 41 year's experience, we understand how precious and valuable your dress is to you. At Brides by Solo we eat, sleep and breathe wedding dresses. It's what we do.

Thousands of dresses have passed through our hands over the decades and we handle all styles, designs and fabrics (except silk). We also understand how to deal with dresses that are highly detailed and embellished with beads, sequins or crystals. We regularly clean dresses by the following designers: Allure Bridals, Wilderly Bride, Maggie Sottero, Madi Lane, Enzoani, Pronovias, Rosa Clara, Stella York to name a few. 
Before & After Gallery