Post # 1
Getting close! Big day is this Saturday!!!
I ordered tablecloths form LinenTablecloth.com and I have all my tablecloths in their original packaging in a box. I don’t want them to be super creased on the tables. What would you recommend? Should I wash and dry them, iron, etc.
Thanks for the help!
Post # 2
tanya4285: My MIL recommended tumbling them in the dryer with a damp cloth. She says it works like a charm but I have yet to try it.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
tanya4285: A few days before the wedding I removed mine from their packaging, starched and ironed them so they were ready to go on venue decorating day!
Post # 4
I was kind of thinking the same thing. Maybe I will give the damp cloth and try and see if it works and then try the starching and ironing. 🙂
Post # 5
tanya4285: I was thinking of taking mine to the laudromat really quick and tumble drying them before taking them to the venue. I may also run them through the wash real quick since they have a little bit of a chemically smell
Post # 6
tanya4285: I would iron them and then store them on a hanger over which you have placed a cardboard tube (from wrapping paper for example) slot down one side so it covers the rod of the hanger. You will have way less creases, even though you will still have to fold the cloth.
If you have a place in your home where you can place a tension rod, or hang a wood dowel between two cabinets etc , you could hang the cloths with minimal folds.
Post # 7
We just put them in the dryer steam cycle and then laid them flat in a spare room until taking them to the venue. But a regular dryer would probably do a decent job too. The key is not to fold them back up.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We washed and dried ours at a laundromat, and then hung them unfolded over a big piece of PVC. They were still kinda wrinkley on wedding day, so I dunno….
Post # 9
My mom was a saint and ironed all 25 lace overlays.