Pretty Sure I've Permanently Wrinkled my Dress…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would try carefully ironing it in the places where there’s no beading.  Use steam, but don’t keep the iron on the fabric for very long.  Also, iron on the wrong side of the fabric or use a press cloth.  That should at least take care of the areas where it’s really noticeable.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would try ironing it on low with a dish cloth in between the iron and the fabric. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Have you taken it to a dry cleaners or to the place where you bought it? I would, under NO circumstances, iron that gown. Even if you think your iron is on low, it may not be low enough, and organza will easily be ruined. Take it somewhere or invest in a heavy duty steamer and steam the crap out of it.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ok revision, instead of the steam setting, which may be too hot, put it on delicate (low), and spray the press cloth with water.  Then iron the press cloth on top of the organza.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@inky_1:  I would never try ironing my wedding dress myself because who knows what could happen? That said, I would try taking it to a place that dry cleans bridal gowns, and see if it is something they can fix.

All that aside, I honestly don’t think anyone would really notice. I actually thought it looked kind of cool with the wrinkling in htere at the beginning.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

OMG.  I have no advice.  Other than DO NOT under any circumstances iron it.  The top layer of net is too fragile.

I’m frightened.  That’s MY dress (that’s in a dress bag in the closet at home).  And I have no where else to store it.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@inky_1:  Mine will have been in its bag for just over a year (like 14 months…..) I wonder if I should start taking it out every once and awhile.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This is what I would do, but I am super bad at stuff like this. Depending on when your wedding is – keep it hanging so gravity can do its things and hang it on the back of the bathroom door when you shower….and pray like hell. Good luck!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@inky_1:  Can you come back and tell us how it turned out?  Like I said, my identical dress (in a much larger size LOL) is hanging in the guest room closet in a bag.  And will be for another five months…

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