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Getting Alcohol on Your Wedding Dress

Bride N Queen Team | 15 November, 2022

            Getting Alcohol on Your Wedding Dress

Whether you’re looking at heirloom gowns, vintage wedding dresses, or something more modern for your big day, you might need dress cleaning and preservation services on top of minor repairs. With the right wedding gown preservation company on your side, you don’t have to worry about the delicate fabrics in your ensemble. 

One of the challenges most brides experience during the cleaning and preservation process is getting rid of unsightly spots and unseen stains, like those from alcoholic beverages. They usually don’t destroy the cloth, but they can leave discolored patches that ruin any look. 

To enjoy the best wedding dress, one of the first steps is to get the alcohol off it. This article will help you do just that. Read on to make your gown look brand new on your wedding day.  

Types of Alcohol Spills

At Bride N Queen, we've been in business for several years and have seen all types of blemishes on wedding gowns. However, alcohol is the most common one. Below are some of the stains we typically remove from dresses. 

Red Wine

Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and pinot noir are some of the worst beverages you can spill on your wedding dress. Their ingredients can cause stains that may become permanent with direct sunlight exposure. Many local dry cleaners don’t have the knowledge, skills, or materials to remove such markings. 

White Wine

Never underestimate the power of the highest quality chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, or moscato. They may be lighter than their other wine counterparts, but they can just as easily ruin an entire dress. Remember, untreated wine blotches can grow darker over time. 


Beer leaves water-based stains, making it more tolerable than most wine types. However, if you want your guests to witness your wedding dress's beauty, cleaning your gown is still a must. 


Many brides need stain removal services to eliminate brandy, whiskey, rum, tequila, and vodka. Whether you encounter dark or light-colored beverages on your wedding dress, it’s still best to visit a nearby dry cleaner to remove the stains. 

Removing Alcohol Stains

So, what should you do when you find alcoholic beverages on the delicate fabric of your wedding dress? First, don’t panic. There are ways to save your gown. Read on to find the best tips and treatments for preserving your dress. 

  • Step 1:Read the care label. Find out whether your wedding dress requires wet or dry cleaning. Remember, your gown deserves the best custom-care possible. 

  • Step 2:No matter what the dress instructions say, blot off as much of the stain as possible.

  • Step 3:Should your wedding dress allow wet cleaning, there’s a chance you might not need to have it professionally cleaned. After removing as much of the mark as possible, pre-wash your gown with a stain remover. 

  • Step 4:Wash your dress with chlorine bleach if it’s safe. If it’s not an option, sodium perborate usually works just as well. 

  • Step 5:Next, soak your wedding gown in four cups of warm water, ½ teaspoon detergent, and a tablespoon of white vinegar for 15 minutes. Afterward, rinse your wedding dress with water

  • Step 6: If the stain still doesn’t come off, scrub it with some rubbing alcohol in a sponge and rinse it again. Try adding a bleach safe for your wedding dress. Do not soak it in these solutions because they might impact the fabric’s dye. 

If you cannot remove alcohol stains from your dress, it’s time to look for wedding gown cleaning and preservation services. These professional cleaners understand what it takes to tackle any stain.

What to do After the Wedding? The Bride N Queen Advantage

Even the best wedding dress dry cleaners cannot do what Bride N Queen can — make your gown look brand new again. Below is a step-by-step guide to our exceptional online dress cleaning and preservation services. 

1. Order Your Wedding Gown Preservation Kit

The first step to cleaning and preserving your wedding dress is to purchase the Bride N Queen kit online. It contains everything you need to protect your gown, including the correct packaging materials. 

2. Send Your Wedding Gown

Once we receive your order, we will send the kit with a crush-proof preservation box, pre-paid shipping labels, and insurance of up to $1,000. Pack your wedding gown using this kit, and send it back to us. We will send an email notification once we have your dress. 

3. Have Your Wedding Dress Cleaned and Preserved

Other wedding dress cleaners have nothing on our cleaning experts, systems, and technologies. 

First, our fabric specialists inspect every inch of your wedding dress to create a custom treatment plan. Afterward, we start our 15-step cleaning process to ensure your gown is perfect for your wedding day. We remove stains, mold, and mildew before getting it properly cleaned.

Next, we use a special wet-cleaning technique to remove all stains and breathe new life into your dress. The materials and strategy we use to protect your preserved dress from future yellowing.

4. Receive Your Wedding Dress Completely Acid-Free

After the wedding gown preservation process, we will wrap your dress in acid-free paper and send it back to you in a secure preservation box. Our protective package lets you rest well, knowing your dress is ready for long-term storage. 

Invest in a Preserved Wedding Gown Today!

Whether you’ve bought a wedding dress online or in bridal shops, cleaning specialists can help you keep it in its best condition. We recommend hiring experts to achieve this feat. 

After all, your gown for the big day is not just a dress. It may be the legacy you pass on to your children and grandchildren. 

However, not all cleaning services are the same. Choose one that takes care of wedding dresses as brides would, like Bride N Queen. Brides choose our family-owned business for their needs because we offer world-class cleaning services. 

At Bride N Queen, we only use soft-bristled brushes on your dress. We also apply the latest packaging techniques, complete with acid-free paper, to trap moisture. With these components, you can safely store your dress. 

Get in touch with our specialists now for a free, no-obligation quote.