border Dry Cleaners in Bournemouth

Southbourne Dry Cleaning

7 Carbery Row, Southbourne Road, Bournemouth BH6 3QR


Reviews and Testimonials

Please share your opinions about our specialist wedding dress cleaning service, dress boxing, dry cleaning or ironing maid easy. We would love to hear your feedback.

Thank you so much for cleaning and boxing up my wedding dress, it looked absolutely amazing after you'd cleaned it and I was yet again amazed when you managed to fit it into a box aswell!

Many thanks again!


Dear Marie

Thank you for rescuing us on Friday! My husband looked great at the dinner dance with his freshly turned up trousers. We can't thank you enough for doing them at such short notice.

Best Wishes


I have just collected my wedding dress and it looked every bit as white and clean as it did when I bought it. Quite how you managed to get the mud and grass stains from the train I do not know! Thank you so much for the wonderful job cleaning it and also for the box.

I would certainly recommend your services to others.


Thank you so much for cleaning and boxing my wedding dress. You were the icing on the cake at the end of my wedding, you made me feel special despite my special day being over. The dress is now spotless, having climbed a tree and been to the beach in it, it certainly was not spotless when I brought it in!

Thank you once again.


We have used the 'Ironing Maid Easy' and alterations service for five years. Marie and her team offer an efficient, professional and personal service. Our ironing is always ready in about three days - even during the busy Christmas period! Marie and Michael are always cheerful and chatty. It's great to see, and use, this successful family run business and we highly recommend it!


Many thanks for altering the sleeves of two suit jackets for Steve. Marie, you pinned them up on him and took up the lining. Everything was perfect. You were very professional and your charges did not break the bank. All in all, we have no hesitation in recommending you to all our friends.


Brilliant you totally removed that curry stain from my tie and suit.

I'd didn't think that was possible and yet after meeting you....I believed you would.

I thank you once more and I assure you that I will return. Not only when I have an impossible job for you.


That was all very painless.
Family holiday usually sees me washing and ironing for weeks after we get home. This is the answer.
In future I'll just budget the cost into the holiday. Yesssssssssss

Thank you ever so much, you've shown me the light!


Thanks very much for the great job you did on cleaning my wedding dress and you were so lovely to deal with too. I was really worried about my dress being cleaned incase any of the delicate beading would get damaged, but I needn't have worried as it is totally perfect, like new, and looks so pretty in its box it seems a shame to put it away!


Thank you very much for the fantastic job you did on my wedding dress. I had a brilliant wedding and managed to trash my dress!!! I can't believe how much dirt i managed to get on my train plus the Jack Daniel's down the front. However it didn't seem to bother you and it wasn't a problem,you reassured that it would be fine. When i pick up my dress it was beautiful and looked just like new. I can't thank you enough

Thank you Marie xx


Now I understand why your window is always full of lovely dresses.
My daughter's dress looks like new. Prompt, efficient, friendly and not at all expensive.
I really like the fact that nothing is hidden and her dress was safely under your watchful eye the entire time.

Angela Green


Thank you. I had my wedding dress dry cleaned. On the wedding day it had rained and my dress had a mixture of muddy marks and sand (from our photos on the beach). ALL the marks came off completely I was so pleased!


Thank you, Marie, for an outstanding job on dry cleaning and boxing my wedding dress. As I mentioned to you, many dry-cleaners have refused to take a challenge of cleaning a Jenny Packham dress with literally hundreds of crystals at the back. Many said that the beads will tarnish and had almost talked me out of cleaning it at all. But I have just collected my dress from you and it looks amazing. No tarnishing of crystals, in fact they look brand new. Thank you for all the extra care and attention you've put in. Excellent customer service and great results!


I bought a sample dress for my wedding day. It's a beautiful dress with delicate lace and intricate beading. It was however quite grubby around the top of the bodice and along the bottom of the train, with some spots on the dress.
I was REALLY nervous about getting the dress cleaned prior to the wedding as after the alterations I only had a matter of days to get it cleaned.
Marie was so helpful from the moment I met her, she got the dress done really fast so that I didn't have to worry.
She did the most amazing job cleaning the dress, it looked as if it was brand new. The lace and beading were perfect. So many people commented on how lovely the dress was and it was thanks to Marie that they all saw it at it's best.

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just to say a big thank you to Southbourne Dry Cleaning for the brilliant job they did on cleaning my wedding dress, it had big footprint marks all over the train from my husband and various others! but after it was cleaned it was absolutely immaculate and looked brand new! Marie also carefully packed my dress, veil and tiara into their beautiful dress box. It did take about 4-5 weeks to clean but for the time it's most defintely worth it for the result and it was in peak wedding season. All in all this shop is the only place i'd trust to clean my dress.

Sarah Smith


Fantastic service!! Cleaned and boxed up my wedding dress perfectly :). Absolutely lovely staff (Marie) and made me feel like a valued customer. Big thanks!

Natasha Claxton.


Marie is an angel sent from heaven for cleaning our wedding dresses at such short notice just in time for our special day.
Marie provides excellent customer service with her friendly disposition.
We would highly recommend her services!!


Great service. Such a quick turnaround on the alterations I needed. Thank you


These amazing ladies dry cleaned a wedding dress I had brought second hand. I almost didn't recognise it when I went to pick it up the week before the wedding! It looked brand new and the small stains were not visible any longer. All very friendly and the post wedding service was also fantastic. Very good prices and the best thing is the dresses don't leave the shop!


Very friendly service! My wedding dress looks like new and has been beautifully boxed. Very happy - thanks so much! Mary


I wouldn't entrust hacking material off my Armani jeans to anyone but Marie.
Perfect length and you'd never know they'd been altered. And as always, ready when promised.
I never hesitate to recommend her.


I would like to say a HUGE thank you for doing such an AMAZING job on cleaning my Wedding Dress. I honestly thought that my dress was ruined with all the tan, grass and mud stains on it. Truly brillant job, super efficient, friendly service. Definately use your service in the future and happily recommend you.

Thanks Again!

Stacey Beckett


Had a wedding to go to and as usual ordered a dress at the last minute from my catalogue and left it all to the last minute. Marie was fantastic she was able to do the alteration and take my dress up. It had a big chiffon skirt which I though was going to be a nightmare to adjust but Marie did a beautiful job and it was really hard to tell that it had been altered as the stitching was perfect. The dress fitted perfectly. Highly recommend the service. Warm and welcoming! :0)


Thank you so much Marie and team, I really appreciate all the hard work you put into sorting out my wedding dress. I bought a last minute wedding dress off ebay it arrived very dirty and far to big for me(I needed to wear the following week)I phoned Marie and told her the situation and when I came into her shop she was so helpful and told me she would have the dress sorted for me ready for my wedding reception the next week (as it was an emergency) 6 days later my dress has been beautifully altered to fit me perfectly and the dirt is completely out of the dress looks brand new again. I am so grateful for how hard Marie has worked in such a short space of time and I cant recommend her highly enough.


When my daughter asked if she might wear my wedding dress to get married in I thought it would be impossible due to the fact that it had several 35 year old stains on it and had yellowed significantly. Marie said she'd do her best for us. The result was astounding. Not only had all traces of the stains been removed but the dress was white again. I really would not have thought it possible and have no idea how she and her staff managed it. I cannot thank them enough for helping to make my daughter's big day even more special and would recommend them without hesitation. I will certainly be using this company again.

Susan Hadnutt


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Arrived Friday evening to be greeted by my best friend Rose in floods of tears. 'She explained that her dress is just so creased, its a nightmare, Mum's tried ironing but its hopeless'. It certainly did look bad after its journey from Brum.
As soon as I could, I fired up google and found these people. Wedding dress specialists, open at 8, do everything on site. Too good to be true? At 2am we set off to check them out. Several wedding dresses hanging there, the shop was a good size and the door sign confirms 8am - 6pm. We returned to the hotel feeling optimistic.
7:45 next morning with dress layed across the back seat we drove to their shop and it was open at 8. We explained our problem to Marie who had a good look and said a press was all it required, proving this on a small area. They then offered that rather than us wait around and squash the dress into the car, they'd deliver it by van at around 9:45. Sure enough just before that, the dress arrived looking fantastic. They really did save the day and we can never thank them enough.

Tara & Russ


Thankyou so much Marie for your fantastic work with my wedding dress.
From the minute I called you to enquire about your wedding dress service, you were so helpful and gave me such detailed information.
After a four week wait, I was excited to pick up my dress. When I saw it hanging up I was blown away. It looked amazing.
My dress had so much detail on, including pearls, beads etc so I was worried, but it was perfect.
I would recommend to anyone who is looking to have their wedding dress cleaned to visit Marie.


A huge THANK YOU to everyone at Southbourne Dry Cleaning.
I took my wedding dress in to be dry cleaned and boxed - after a year of getting married - whoops!
It looks amazing - my dress has different textures, a lot of detailing and embellishments and it has been brought back to its original glory.
The boxing service is fantastic, the box is beautiful and I am a very satisfied customer!
I highly recommend Marie and her team.


Dear Marie, Thank you for an excellent service. After spilling a red wine on my friend's wedding dress, I have been researching all weekend for the best place to have it cleaned in Dorset and all routes pointed to Southbourne Dry cleaning. I've dropped off the dress first thing Monday morning and Marie reassured me it wasn't at all bad and she's confident it will come out. She even removed one of the stains right in front of my eyes! A miracle! I was so relieved and happy when leaving the dress and even happier once I saw it when picking it up two weeks later.. The dress looked brand new! Thank you very much :)


Collected my wedding dress today and OMG it is so clean.It was beyond filthy so I'm truly gobsmacked.
They got mine clean so they will get anyone's dress clean and they are so nice too. Thank you so much all of you.
Mrs Bennett


Firstly I must apologise for such a delay in writing this review - should have done it a year ago!!!!!!!! Marie - thank you so much for your friendly and very professional service. From my initial enquiry to the point of leaving with a clean and boxed wedding dress, you made me feel that I was definately in the right place. And, you didn't complain when the bits and bobs going in the box with the dress kept on coming!! I will have no hesitation in recommending your service, and if the need for your other services arise I will be back. Thanks again. Angela Fletcher


Wonderful service! We did not think it would be possible to remove the stain on my daughter's silk wedding dress but Marie managed it! Also a wonderful job of taking in due to weight loss in the last few weeks. Such care and attention to detail is not easy to find and at a reasonable cost. Many thanks.


Wonderful service from Marie and her staff all so friendly. My daughter`s wedding dress cleaned and packed in a beautiful box, also ready when she said it would be. would recommend highly. Thank you.
Best wishes Paula Stamp


Hi, Maria, Just to thank you for doing a superb cleaning job on our daughter's wedding dress - all completed in a week as we had to get it back to her on her return from honeymoon. Your help with this is very much appreciated. The Wilson Family


Hi Maria Just to say how pleased we were with my daughters wedding dress that was covered in mould, you brought it up like new we never thought it would be possible. My other daughter will wear it next May and its will be like a new dress, again thank you so much. Maureen Thomas


I have just collected my wedding dress and what a fantastic job Marie has done. The dress is just as clean as when I first picked it up from the bridal shop. I also had it boxed and Marie took great care ensuring it was boxed correctly with all my other bridal accessories I wanted with my dress and what a beautiful box too. Would definitely recommend.

Many thanks

Ele Martindale


Thank you so much to Marie and your team for cleaning and steaming my beautiful wedding dress in advance of the big day, and then cleaning it and boxing it once all the celebrations were over. I am so pleased I entrusted you with its care as you did a wonderful job. You were so friendly, helpful and respectful of the dress, and also when packaging up my tiara, shoes and veil. I was also so impressed when you insisted on carrying it out to the car, both before the wedding and once boxed. I couldn't have been looked after any better and I am really grateful. I would definitely recommend you to other brides!


Thank you very much for the excellent work you achieved for us using an innovative approach to gaining curtains for 3 windows from curtains for two windows! We are very pleased with the finished alteration product and the cleaning of the curtains, complementing well our newly decorated lounge/dining room. Your charges were competitive, and the work was carried out in a timely manner. I have no hesitation in strongly recommending your services.


I recently brought in my daughter's wedding dress ,which quite frankly so badly stained at the bottom that I had almost accepted it would never be returned to its new condition.
However, I was amazed and delighted after Marie and her staff gave the dress great care and attention it was returned to its former glory! Marie also kindly advised me on the cleaning and care of my own 'mother of the bride' outfit which also had an excellent outcome. Marie and her staff certainly know their trade. First class service and advice, would recommend.
best wishes from one happy mother of the bride and one happy bride!
Jane, New Forest.


Took my very detailed wedding dress in after my wedding to be cleaned after recommendation. They provided excellence service and affordable cleaning for my rather large dress. They managed to get my dress looking new again, really happy with the results, money well spent. Definitely recommend this place.


Thank you for your patience. I'm attaching a few photos that our photographer sent (early sneak peeks!) from our wonderful wedding day on the 16th of April. I cannot thank you enough for your professional work and the excellent results! I felt completely comfortable leaving you to "fix up" our outfits before the big day after they had traveled from Italy. Thank you again for loaning us the duvet cover and all the wonderful assistance you and your team provided. SBDC certainly gets our highest recommendation!

Kathleen Leaton


Great article. Couldn’t be write much better... Keep it up!
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First class service at very reasonable prices. thankyou


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