Formal Events are Back in 2021… Here’s How I’m Getting My Clothes Ready | Chicago Moms Network

Is it just me, or is your summer calendar filling up FAST? Now that Illinois is allowing full capacity events once again, it seems like everything that was canceled in 2020 is now happening this summer! After a year of activewear and keeping things casual, I think we are all ready to get dressed up and back to fun celebrations with friends and family.

In 2020, nearly half of couples (47%) postponed their wedding receptions to a later date, creating a wedding boom in 2021. It’s time to finally take the formalwear out of the back of your closet and dust it off. The Windy City will likely see one of the busiest wedding seasons ever due to the perfect combination of COVID-19 vaccination rollouts and warmer weather.

Tom Ryan, CD One’s Director of Franchising, says the company expects to see a significant increase in dry cleaning formal clothes. “With COVID restrictions and capacity limits lifting, we’ve been seeing the wedding and formal events businesses flourishing,” Ryan said.

CD One has some great tips to share about keeping your clothes in great shape as we re-enter the world of special occasions this summer:

  • Don’t forget that when renting, the rental establishments are responsible for the cleaning of the garments. No need to clean before you return!

  • After you’ve attended an event, don’t let your clothing sit for too long afterwards! It’s best to dry clean your garments as soon as possible to help preserve the pieces from possible stains from sweat, deodorant, makeup, food droppings, cologne, hair spray, etc.

  • If you don’t properly care for your clothes, different elements could oxidize and cause irreversible damage to the garment.

Keep in mind that with over 34 locations in the Chicagoland area, CD One is committed to keeping your clothing clean and crisp during this upcoming hectic wedding season. Did you know that CD One is now offering pickup and delivery service as well? You can see the various plans and pricing here. Use the code MOM for $20 off the weekly or bi-weekly laundry subscription! Take dry-cleaning off your to-do list by signing up for this next day service!

Whether you drop off your clothes to be dry cleaned at the last minute or you’d prefer to have CD One pick up your clothes before delivering them back to you fresh and ready to wear — you can count on CD One to keep you feeling and looking fresh this summer.

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