My friend has decided to get married in her mother's wedding dress. The problem is that although the style is to her taste the dress is in need of a good clean. She was wondering if she could just put it in the washing machine, inside a pillowcase, on a wool wash. Personally I would prefer to recommend that it is dry cleaned, but I think her lack of money at the moment is a bit of an issue. The fabric of the dress is a heavy satin with some stretch lace at the boddice.
Have you kind ladies any suggestions?