Dry cleaning is more expensive than traditional soap and water-washing methods, due to the high cost of chemicals and labor. Expect to pay more than $10.00 for cleaning a two-piece suit or a dress. Cut that price in half for an average cost of cleaning shirts, jackets and vests.
Evening dresses will generally cost double the price of the average suit. Multiply the evening dress rate by four or five to figure the cost of having a wedding dress professionally cleaned. Many dry cleaning establishment offer discounts, especially for regular customers. Coupon books and local newspapers may offer additional savings for the savvy consumer.