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Metamora woman searching for wedding dress after dry cleaner accidently gave her the wrong one

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METAMORA/WASHINGTON (WEEK) -- A Metamora woman is looking to social media for help. She's on a quest to find her wedding dress. She went to the dry cleaners to pick it up, but the dress they tried to give her, was not hers.

"It's gone, like where is it?" said Morgan Reckling, the woman who is searching for her dress.

Reckling said her dress went missing about nine months ago when she went to the dry cleaners to pick it up. She admits, she brought it to them back in 2019, before the pandemic and then forgot about it for roughly a year.

When she showed up around the holidays, the dress the cleaners tried to give her, was not hers.

"He kind of looked at the dress and realized this isn't the dress," said Reckling.

The owner of O'Dea's Dry Cleaners in Washington said the ticket tag on her dress was somehow misplaced. He said because it was so long ago, he did not know if he gave the dress to the person who owned the dress he tried to give her or if he sent it somewhere to be cleaned more thoroughly.

"The dry cleaner has been good to work with, with getting stuff, we just haven't had any luck," said Reckling.

Although, Reckling will celebrate her third wedding anniversary on Wednesday, she was hoping to save the dress for her daughters.

"I look at the two girls and I'm like maybe they want to wear it," said Reckling.

Now, she's pregnant and driven, taking to her social media account to find the dress. She even called around to local bridal shops and wedding photographers, checking to see if they know the owner of the dress she was given or if they have seen hers.

"We know it's somewhere in the Central Peoria area, Washington, Eureka, Morton, somewhere around this area, but who is that person?" said Reckling.

Reckling said she has already cried about it, but now she's ready to close this chapter.

"I never wanna give up and that's what I told the dry cleaner," said Reckling.

Along with the cleaners, they plan to keep working together until her dress shows up.

Paige Blanzy

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