Post # 1
Ok, so to those who have bought their own linens, including tablecloths, overlays, chair covers, sashes, napkins. What do you plan to do about wrinkles? We are decorating a full 30 hours before the reception even starts, and i’m wondering if i need to do something for wrinkles, or if in 30 hours the wrinkles may work themselves out. I have 18 tablecloths and 90 chair covers and i hate the thought of ironing or steaming all of them. What does everyone else plan to do? FYI, i’m not a big user of an iron at home so i don’t know too much about this.
Post # 3
We had 18 table cloths and FI steamed about 3 of them, and then we just put 2-3 in the dryer on the wrinkle free setting, and that took all of the wrinkles out! We decorated about 30 hours before the wedding as well, and I noticed that the ones for the food tables we rented and didn’t do anything too still had creases in them, so I wouldn’t suggest not doing anything about the wrinkles. Try the dryer trick it didn’t hurt the linens in anyway just took out the wrinkles!
Post # 4
We decorated a few hours before the ceremony and the steamer we had took too long to steam each one. I felt like there were so many other things to do, we just left the linens wrinkled. I think most of the wrinkles fell out or weren’t notcied once the runners and centerpieces were placed on top. If you’ve got time, see if you can get a few irons or steamers borrowed so it doesn’t take so long to get them ironed.
Post # 5
We had them all ironed and then hung them on hangers. They weren’t put on the tables until the day of but we didn’t have any problems with wrinkles.
Post # 6
I had to iron them which was A PAIN and took forever i also steamed the sashes and overlays. but i wish i knew of the dryer trick try that first much less time consuming! I skipped ironing the chair covers and they looked fine 🙂
Post # 7
If you put a damp dishrag with a similar color to the linens in the dryer with them it will help steam most of them out. I also used the wedding as an excuse to buy a steamer. Best purchase yet, I use it for everything.
Post # 8
my future aunt-in-law (??) ironed them for me, and i was soooo thankful. ask one of your bridesmaids, or family member to iron for you.