Real Bride Reviews
Thank you to our brides who shared their experience on The Knot!
Because of Oceanside Cleaners’ reputation for high-quality service and their dedicated bridal department, I chose to seek their help in restoring a family heirloom veil for my daughter’s recent wedding. What a great decision on my part! Clare Harris immediately earned my trust due to her professional knowledge and lovely demeanor and she worked diligently to provide a perfect outcome! My daughter, my husband and I were thrilled! In addition, after the wedding, I was pleased to take my daughter’s wedding gown and veil back to Oceanside for cleaning. Their expert alterations department also took care of necessary repairs. Thank you Oceanside Cleaners for doing such a great job and for being a delightful part of my daughter’s wedding! We highly recommend that you entrust Oceanside Cleaners and the Harris family for wedding clothes services.
Clare and her crew at Oceanside were fantastic! My dress required both cleaning and preservation and when I got it back it looked as if it had never been worn! Out at the Ribault Club, I knew my dress had gotten a fair amount of dirt along the bottom and I’m so amazed they were able to get all of it out! They were very quick and so helpful!
Clare did such a great job cleaning my wedding dress! There was a red wine stain on the dress, and I was skeptical about whether it would come out or not. It came out! Excellent attention to detail. I also recently needed minor alterations on my dress because I’m putting it back on for mine & my husband’s one year anniversary photoshoot this month & I’ve lost some weight since our wedding day. It fits perfectly. I will definitely be taking it back to Oceanside for the second cleaning & preservation of the dress after our shoot this month!
I ended up needing an EXTENSIVE amount of alterations for my wedding dress. I lost MORE weight than I expected on a diet program and while I was ECSTATIC and felt great – I knew that meant a BIG hurdle with alterations. The Oceanside Cleaners staff were prompt in responding to my concerns, scheduled in a perfect amount of time, and answered every question I had about how my (what now feels like totally new) dress was going to look like. They worked with me on pricing to the best of their ability, taking into consideration how much needed altering and even invited me back for pressing as my wedding date gets closer. So thankful for them and how easy they made the entire process!
I had let my wedding dress sit for 3 years, so dirty and not taken care of in my closet until now. I was so afraid that no one would be able to get the dirt and grass stains out from the bottom of my skirt, not to mention all that was spilled on it (we had a great reception!). My husband found Oceanside Cleaners and I was convinced just from meeting the wonderful lady at the counter! My dress is now cleaned and preserved beautifully for one of my girls one day. My husband has had his choker whites also cleaned there and they absolutely glow. I haven’t seen them that white in years!
My daughter purchased a 1947 wedding dress at an antique store. It appears to have never been cleaned. It was not in bad shape just dingy. Clare and her staff were very polite. I appreciated how quickly they got back to me. The dress looks beautiful! Looking forward to having it preserved after the wedding.
I’m big on researching companies or products before I go with them for anything. Oceanside Cleaners was another win! In deciding whether or not I wanted to preserve my dress after getting it cleaned, I read something that really sealed the deal: your wedding dress is probably the most expensive piece of clothing in your house. That really hit home. My dress was not only dirty on the bottom, but since we had an outdoor wedding I had also been sweating a lot that day (despite getting a “light and airy” dress!). I had read about Oceanside Cleaners and a coworker had also mentioned she had a great experience working with them. I took the dress in after the honeymoon for cleaning and preservation. The staff I met at drop off and pick up were all really sweet. Clare called me shortly after the drop off to review what we needed to do – some dirt, a stain, and some makeup. I expressed some concern about preserving the veil separately (my sister used hers for newborn pics later and I wanted to be able to leave the dress undisturbed for that). Clare had me covered 🙂 When I went to pick up the dress and veil they were both in their separate boxes, presented beautifully through a window, and each box contained white gloves if I were to take either out of their boxes. The boxes also came with care instructions on how to take care of both pieces overtime to keep them in good shape. Clare and the staff were all super sweet to work with, and I’m really happy with their results. Another wedding vendor I’ll be referring to friends and someone I’ll be using when I need other items cleaned 🙂
Very friendly, punctual, and professional. My wedding dress is now clean like new and boxed nicely with instructions on how to look at it if I want. Worth every penny knowing it was done right. I actually forgot about my dress for a few days after its date to be finished and called and they had it ready and waiting! Thanks, Clare and everyone else I worked with!
My dress was a dirty mess at the bottom from a night full of fun! It took me a while to get my dress in to be cleaned (I hate to admit that it was almost a year before I did) so I was extremely nervous that the dirt wouldn’t come out and my dress would be ruined. However, when I picked my dress back up when it was done, I was SHOCKED at how clean it was! All the dirt was gone from my many layers of tulle skirt and it looked brand new again! I could not be more pleased with the service I received and highly recommend brides to use them to preserve or clean their dress post-wedding day! You won’t be disappointed!
I’ve used Oceanside Cleaners for clothes, so naturally, I decided to use them for my wedding dress. Clare reached out promptly after I dropped off my dress and was very patient with me! The establishment is extremely clean and well organized. The dress was finished and ready to be picked up in just a few weeks. I definitely recommend getting your wedding day essentials cleaned here!
I got married outdoor on the beach and by the end of the night, my dress was torn and covered in dirt and seaweed. I brought my dress into Oceanside Cleaners and promptly got a call from Clare with the breakdown of everything my dress needed and a price breakdown. Clare was wonderful with working with my budget and she even let me keep my dress there for 3 months as my husband and I went on an extended honeymoon. When I picked up the dress, it looked BETTER than brand new and it was presented so beautifully in a box with a window. It also came with white gloves in the event that I’d want to take it out of the box. I’m so thrilled with trusting my dress to Clare and Oceanside Cleaners. I’d highly recommend to any bride!
I was not only searching for a cleaner for our daughter’s exquisite Pronovias gown, but for a preservationist for my mother’s priceless vintage gown from 1935. The information I received from Clare Harris assured me that I had found the proper source for both. The step by step description of the process and testing was everything I had gleaned from my research on the web and more. We could not be happier with the outcomes AND personal service!
Clare at Oceanside Cleaners was wonderful. Very responsive and super sweet! I COMPLETELY forgot that they still had my dress, months after I dropped it off (pregnancy brain told me I had picked it up and put it away) and Clare worked with me to have it dropped off at a convenient time for me so that I didn’t have to make the drive to the physical business, which was so helpful to me. I would highly recommend.
Oceanside Cleaners is amazing! I had a stain on my wedding dress and brought it into them and they took care of the stain and exceeded my expectations! You’re not even able to tell where the blemish was located! The customer service is amazing. Thank you Oceanside Cleaners for making my dream dress PERFECT.