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Wedding cost cutters.

Just attending a wedding can break the budget. American Express estimates an average cost of $703, including travel, dressing up, meals and the gift itself. To-be-weds are saving big by simplifying the ceremony, the venue and eliminating the wedding planner and caterer. For weddings large and small, frugal and lavish, your friends in the cleaning business can help make your wedding perfect.

Vintage tips.

Before you buy at the flea market, consignment shop or vintage specialty shop, heed these tips from  Vogue magazine: It it’s too small, skip it. Too large? Bring it in for alterations. Check for holes, loose seams, old stains or beads falling off. Check clasps, buttons, zippers. Learn to bargain, gently. Start with “can you do a little better on this?”and be ready to offer a dollar amount. Cash talks louder than credit cards when you’re bargaining. Whatever you find, bring it in for a professional cleaning.

Veiled wedding.

The right veil adds elegance, romance and the finishing touch for a bride’s walk down the aisle. Refinery29 reviews  ten veils with a modern vibe to match almost any gown. Shorter veils are ideal for garden-party or City Hall nuptials. Or choose a full-length tulle veil embroidered with a lace appliqué floral crown. Choose a simple lace headband or a floor-length chiffon — there’s a veil for every bride.

Hang it up.

Website thesweethome.com recommends top-pick Proman Kascade Hanger for its consistent, smooth and solid construction, with hooks for chain-linking, shoulder notches for hanging straps and a solid crossbar for trousers. It’s lightweight and affordable, sold by Amazon in 50-packs for under $70. The wire hangers we provide with your cleaning are not intended for long-term use, and we’re delighted to recycle them for you.

Keeping black clothes black.

The experts at Consumer Reports offer tips to keep your dark clothing items looking fresh and unfaded. Their video advises  turning inside out for infrequent laundering in short, cold water cycle before air drying. We recommend dry cleaning to preserve like-new colors and just-purchased texture.