(Closed) Anyone use a handheld steamer on their dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
14 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi,

 

I helped my sister steam her dress last year using a handheld steamer……one word of warning, be very careful with it, especially if you have layers of thin material in your dress – it goes straight through the material and if your arm is on the other side you will get a steam burn, as my sister did the night before her wedding!

Post # 4
Member
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve got the Rowenta hand steamer (my parents and sister both of the full size version). I have no complaints with it, but my dress was heavy and thick and I don’t think I had enough patience to really steam everything out.

Post # 6
Member
3361 posts
Sugar bee

I was a maid of honor twice, steamed both their dresses, it wasnt easy but it went just fine. Like PP said, be careful about steam burns tho ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe I hung the dresses very high and made sure I had a clean sheet on the floor, just to make sure no dust or dirt could get on it. Also, the second time I did it, there was so dust accumulated in the dress (it wasnt apparent at all until we steamed it !) but it was very easily removable with a clean cloth. I simply kind of hit the dress with the cloth and had another cloth on hand to wipe the head of the steamer. It turned out great ๐Ÿ™‚ Honestly, I dont think you need to worry ๐Ÿ™‚ I even steamed the veil and nothing bad happened. If you are too worried, start with one of the underskirt layers, it’ll allow you to get used to the technique ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 7
Member
15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@hecallsmelove:  My dress is silk taffeta also! Just wondering how your dress turned out on your wedding day? Did you steam it yourself? If so, what brand steamer did you use? Thanks!

The topic ‘Anyone use a handheld steamer on their dress?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors