Any married bees that wore a fully satin gown?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsWinTraining2014:  If you’re that worried about it wrinkling again I suggest buying a garment steamer so any wrinkles that form can be taken out the morning of your wedding.

Post # 5
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You might also need a diffrerent bag, or more spacious place to store it so it doesn’t get crushed.

Post # 6
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsWinTraining2014:  Also, check with DB to see if you can take it in closer to your wedding date to see if they’ll steam it then.

Post # 7
Hostess
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsWinTraining2014:  Mine was silk, and we drove 3 hours to our venue. I had the seamstress steam it here in town, and then I made sure it laid REALLY flat in the car. I didn’t have any wrinkles once we got to the coast! 

I would suggest getting it steamed on your way to your venue, have someone take it for you. Or the night before and have someone with more room take it for you for a bit.  

Post # 10
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9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsWinTraining2014:  My dress was satin. We had a DW and traveled from Fl to St Thomas and had it on the plane overhead compartment. Also had it in the tiny plane closet on one flight. When I got to the resort, I was expecting it to be very wrinkled and it was just fine! It hardly had any wrinkles but we had bought a travel steamer to be on the safe side. We took it out right away and steamed it when we got there but it was really pretty much wrinkle free.

 

This was my satin dress

 

 

Post # 11
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376 posts
Helper bee

Hi @MrsWinTraining2014:,

I’m not married yet, but I will be wearing a full satin gown for my Oct 2014 wedding. The bridal salon where I got my dress allows me to store it there until my wedding. They’ll steam it right before I pick it up, probably 1-2 days before my wedding.  They’ll put it in a garment bag for transport and I’ll lie it flat in the car to drive home. Then I’ll take it OUT of the garment bag and hang it until I go to put it on.

If that’s not an option for you, I would suggest the following storage options:

– DON’T store it  inside the garment bag. A garment bag will always create wrinkles because it compresses the fabric.

– Clear out a space in a closet and leave the gown hanging free.

– If you’re worried about dust, or pet hairs, etc then drape a light sheet around it but make sure it doesn’t put pressure on the fabric anywhere.

– Plan on giving you dress a fresh steaming 1-2 days before your wedding to help it look its best.

In terms of getting you to the Chuch wrinkel free – I wouldn’t worry about it too much. There’s not very much you can do, unless you’re going in a vehicle in which you can stand up.

There is ONE trick you could try: the thin plastic bags you get clothes in from the dry cleaners are amazing at preventing wrinkles. I often use them when packing dresses in a suitcase by lying the dress flat, placing the pastic on top and then literally rolling the dress like a towel. When I unpack, I unroll the dress and it’s completely wrinkle free. I dont’ know what that plastic is made of, but it’s magic! Maybe you could sit on some on your way to the ceremony?

Post # 13
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376 posts
Helper bee

I see from your newer posts that it has to ‘hide’ from you FI in the garment bag. That being the case, you’re just going to have to steam it again before the wedding. Using the dry-cleaning bags might help limit some wrinkling, but nothing’s going to stop it entirely.

Good luck!

Post # 14
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsWinTraining2014:  Buy a cheap steamer and do it yourself (or better yet have your BMs do it for you) the night before the wedding. That is what we did and it worked beautifully. You might even need to steam your veil too, tulle doesn’t really just “smooth out” once it has been bunched up.

Here is my dress and my veil, both steamed thoroughly the morning of the wedding:

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