(Closed) Caution: DON'T IRON YOUR VEIL!

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i read the title and all i could think of was, “oh, no, you didn’t”.

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mypinkshoes:  Me too.

NO IRONING TULLE!!! STEAM ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

haha just read your msg then saw this! Poor thing after all that hassle! At least it didn’t “get destroyed by the venue” and she “meant to tell you” 😉 hope the shorter version works for you!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

If the wrinkles aren’t crazy set, you can just steam it in your bathroom lol. I’ve done that before with several tulle items.

Take the hottest shower you can stand with the fan off and any windows and door closed. Hang your veil up on the door. Leave it in there afterwards for the steam to get to it. You can tug on it a little in the process to smooth it out more.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

handheld steamer only.

I’m so sorry you had to learn this the hard way!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@MsVoyageur:  a regular dry cleaner can steam a veil, no problem

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Yeah, most veils are tulle and a lot of tulle is made from nylon (it can be made from silk–pricey!–or other materials) and therefore not a friend to an iron.

A dry cleaner should be able to steam your veil.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@pharmy:  This is correct.

I’d try home remedies first before paying a dry cleaner. My veil got perfectly straight just from hanging alone — its own weight pulled the wrinkles out! That plus the bathroom trick will probably do it.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine had wrinkles too so we hung it in the bathroom for a while and the wrinkles came out after about 3 showers. I thought there was going to be a picture in here with a veil that was marked up with black iron outlines. I had no idea they just melted.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mypinkshoes:  Haha, me too!

If you use a handheld steamer, be careful–it can still melt or warp the tulle with too much direct contact. I think the shower method or a drycleaner are good bets.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This thread made me lol a bit.. I can just imagine the look on your face as it was melting away. So crappy but you’re incredibly lucky you can cut it off!

Thanks for the PSA!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

On the bright side, at least you didn’t try to put foil in the microwave or something. I caught a girl in college trying to do this. 20 years old and didn’t know you can’t do that!! Not knowing that tulle can’t be ironed is a very minor offense in comparison Smile

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You actually can iron tulle, but on a very low setting.  My iron has settings for different fabrics and I keep it on the second to lowest setting.  I run a shop on Etsy so I use tulle quite a bit and I am used to working with it (and used to the settings on my iron), but for brides I wouldn’t recommend it unless you test it out on a scrap piece first.  Every iron is different, and some do not have low enough heat settings.  Steaming is definitely safer, and it is even safer to use the steamy bathroom trick.  I’m glad that it didn’t cause too much damage!

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