Okay, here's the story: while cleaning out the closet in our studio yesterday, I came across my wedding dress. It was wadded into a corner, spilling out of its original Jones Store Co. garment bag from 1965 (when my mom originally bought it).
Since I've now been married for almost twelve years, I think it's high time I took or shipped the dress somewhere to be "preserved." That means they clean it, wrap it in acid-free paper and pack it neatly in a box.
So how much is reasonable for this service? I saw an online company that does it for $99, but even my unsentimental self is a little hesitant to just ship the dress off to an unknown company. However, I inquired at my local cleaner and they charge almost $300 for the same service, so it is somewhat tempting.
I can't help but suspect that the online services probably use exactly the same vendors for the actual gown processing, minus the huge markup. Still, I'd be a lot more comfortable with a recommendation. Internets, what do you know about this?