Wedding dress is a burning issue

A WOMAN found a burn mark on her wedding dress after taking it to a dry cleaners for alterations. Elizabeth Derrick, 22, of Hydean Way, Stevenage, noticed the brown burn mark last week after taking it to Professional Dry Cleaners in the High Street to ha

A WOMAN found a burn mark on her wedding dress after taking it to a dry cleaners for alterations.

Elizabeth Derrick, 22, of Hydean Way, Stevenage, noticed the brown burn mark last week after taking it to Professional Dry Cleaners in the High Street to have the straps altered.

Miss Derrick said the shop didn't charge her for the alterations, acknowledging the mark but said it wasn't anything to do with them.

Elizabeth has now bought a replacement dress, at a cost of £90, just days before she is due to marry Scott Patterson, 33, on Saturday.

She said: "I took it in there with absolutely nothing wrong with it.

"It's just the fact that they're taking no responsibility for it when we know it was done by them. It's just been a bit of a nightmare really.

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"The lady said they didn't notice anything was wrong with the dress until they went to blow dry it to get the creases out.

"They're still saying it's not been done by them and we know it has been. It's not just any old dress, it's my wedding dress."

Paul Mitchell, a spokesman for Professional Dry Cleaners, told The Comet the dress was sent away to be altered and when it came back he hung it up and noticed a hole in the dress.

He said the dress was not ruined by his staff adding: "The dress didn't go anywhere near an iron so it didn't happen here.

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