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Cleaning Angel – The Wedding Dress Specialists

Based in Hart’s Corner, Glasnevin, we believe that we are Ireland’s best wedding dress cleaners.  We mostly clean dresses in Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow, where we provide free collection & delivery.  We also do wedding dress cleaning for customer across many other counties on a regular basis, including Carlow, Wexford, Laois, Westmeath, Offaly and Louth so contact us where ever you are based! 

  • 1. Is it a good idea to get my wedding dress cleaned?

    Yes, definitely.

    Ideally, we recommend that you get your wedding dress cleaned as soon after your wedding as is practicable to ensure best possible results. The sooner stains are treated the higher the likelihood that they will be fully removed. Left on garments for an extended period of time, stains can become embedded in the threads of the fabric meaning that they are more difficult, and sometimes impossible, to remove without damaging the fabric.

    That said we have cleaned dresses many years after they were worn and the results have been fantastic so definitely worth doing.

    Irrespective as to whether you plan to keep your wedding dress for posterity, sell it on or have it made into a christening gown or communion dress, pressing and cleaning wedding gowns is always a good idea.

  • 2. How much does it cost to get your wedding dress cleaned?

    Get a quick quote using our on line Wedding Dress Cleaning Price Calculator – it’s simple to use & will give you an instant quote.

    You just need to tell us about your dress by answering 4 simple questions :

    1. Type of Material – Silk & Raw Silk cost a little extra as they are difficult fabrics to clean and hence take more time
    1. Number of Layers of fabric – the more layers the more time it takes to pre-treat your wedding dress before it’s cleaned. Every inch of fabric is inspected and all stains / marks found are treated to get the best possible results
    1. Train – 4 options to choose from here
    • Dress Does Not Touch the Ground i.e. your dress is not full length and hence the bottom of the dress is unlikely to be badly soiled
    • Dress Touches the Ground but it doesn’t have a train
    • Trailing Train – Train on your dress is up to 1’ long
    • Long Train – train on your dress is longer than a 1’ long

    In general the longer the train the more work there is involved in cleaning your dress, hence it’s slightly more expensive

    Trains can be badly soiled, particularly where you have been outdoors having photos taken or have hit the dance floor!!!  We consider it to be the sign of a good day !!!

    1. Embellishments

    Does your dress have pearls / beads , crystals / diamonds or other embellishments e.g. a brooch or other adornment ? These are typically found on the bodice of wedding dresses or around the arms or waistband.

    Extra care is required when cleaning wedding dresses with embellishments to ensure they do not damage the dress while it’s being cleaned. If we have any concerns and the embellishment can be removed it will be taken to our specialist alterations partner, removed prior to cleaning and then re-attached once your dress has been cleaned. This will be done at the discretion of our specialist dry cleaner at no extra cost to you.

    Taking great care of your precious wedding dress is always our top priority and we’ll make every effort we can to ensure best possible results.

    Your quote includes the following:

    1. Cleaning & pressing your wedding veil
    2. Cleaning & pressing a bolero jacket
    3. Free collection & delivery if you are based in Dublin, Kildare, Meath or Wicklow. We do provide a collection & delivery service elsewhere in Ireland for a modest additional cost – please contact us to find out more

    If you have a separate underskirt or overskirt there is an extra cost for cleaning these – typically €30 - €50 depending on the amount of fabric, etc

  • 3. My wedding dress has a solid adornment on it. Can you clean it?

    Yes we can.

    If we feel that it would be safer to have the adornment removed before your wedding dress is cleaned we’ll arrange to have this done by our specialist alterations partner. This decision will be made by our wedding dress cleaning specialist, who has over 35 years experience cleaning wedding dresses. If we do remove the adornment we’ll arrange to have it re-attached once your wedding dress has been cleaned so it will be returned to you as we received it, just freshly cleaned & pressed.

    This will be done at no extra cost to you. We always prefer to go to extra trouble rather than risk damaging your precious wedding dress.

  • 4. How Do I Arrange to Have my wedding Dress Collected for Cleaning ?

    There are a few options here

    1. Ring us on 01 25 44 222 and have a chat with us. We’ll be delighted to answer any questions you might have and we’ll also arrange a date and time to collect your dress that works for you
    2. Indicate a preferred Collection Date when using our online Wedding Dress Cleaning Price Calculator and we’ll contact you to get your full address and agree the collection date and time

    E-mail us on [email protected] and we’ll get back to you within a couple of hours

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Some Wedding Dress Customer Reviews

Honestly, I can not praise this experience enough

” Absolutely will be recommending you to anyone who wants fantastic service. First of all, after submitting the form online you actually called me and made a genuine effort to know how to pronounce my name which was greatly appreciated. Fidelma was also very reassuring and put me at ease when it came to making a decision after I had looked into a few different places. I never had to go looking for updates, they were always given readily.

My dress was returned in a fabulous box. The grooms suit looks as if it just came from the tailors, perfect condition. I loved that Fidelma suggested a smaller size because of the material and listened to how I intended to store it so I could make a decision on having a window or not. She could have tried to upsell me like others tried to do so yet she didn’t. Even when I called to settle the account they knew who was supposed to call ana again even that person made an effort with my name.

Honestly, I can not praise this experience enough. You will get my business again in the future.

Ye truly are angels. “

February 2021.

Tendai M

Bettystown, Co. Meath

It looks absolutely stunning!

” Hello, I received my wedding dress back and it looks absolutely stunning, thank you for your amazing work.
I will certainly recommend you to all my friends who want to have their dresses cleaned and packed.
Thank you so much and best wishes. “

February 2021.

Diana B


To say I am thrilled with the result would be an understatement

” 10 years after my wedding, I finally decided to get my dress cleaned. Fidelma made the process so easy by collecting and delivering the dress. I received it back today and to say I am thrilled with the result would be an understatement. The presentation box is gorgeous and the dress is like brand new. They did such a wonderful job and I would have no hesitation in recommending them. “

January 2021

Anne Marie G


Great Customer Service, Knowledgeable and Helpful !

” Had a great experience with Cleaning Angel and can highly recommend them to look after a wedding dress! Great customer service, knowledgeable and helpful staff. My dress was returned to me in a beautiful presentation box. “

December 2020

Linda G


Couldn’t be Happier with the Result

” I had my wedding dress and veil cleaned by Cleaning Angel. This was all arranged during the pandemic and they both collected and dropped off my dress for me, which was really helpful. My dress is now absolutely perfect and couldn’t be happier with the result. I had also forgotten to put my veil in the dress bag and didn’t realise for a few weeks and they were happy for me to drop that into them, even though they had already started my dress. Communication was excellent throughout. I would highly recommend Cleaning Angel and will definitely use again. “

August 2020

Nikki O'R


The service was exceptional !

” The service was exceptional. My dress was collected and dropped back to me when finished. You could tell that the staff knew that my dress was special to me and treated it with the utmost care. All stains were removed and I love the way it was boxed up. “

July 2020

Sarah K

Harold's Cross

Highly Recommend !

” Excellent service. Dress was collected and returned. Beautifully presented in a box for safe keeping. Fidelma explained clearly the process and costs so there were no surprises. Highly recommend. “

July 2020

Aisling O'C


Really Happy !

” Excellent service. I am really happy with how my dress has turned out. “

June 2020

Niamh M


Would Recommend to a Friend !

” Delighted with the results. Would totally trust cleaning angel and would recommend to a friend “

March 2020

Tara H


Gleaming White Again !

” Dress went from dusty dirty and covered in sand to absolutely perfect and gleaming white again.
Beautifully cleaned and boxed for storage. “

March 2020

Amanda McL


Really Good Value for Money !

” Excellent service, dress was picked up and delivered which was great for me as I work fulltime. I had left the dress for a few years before having it cleaned and the results were truly amazing. Really good value for money, I would highly recommend this company. “

December 2019

Therese N


Absolutely Delighted with the Whole Service !

” Absolutely delighted with the whole service, my dress was promptly picked up a few days after I made an appointment and was delivered back to my home in it beautiful new box, couldnt have asked for a better service from start to finish it was so easy and no stress at all! “

November 2019

Sarah M

Dublin 24
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