Question for those who bought their own linens and chair covers…

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
7 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

So far I have the chair covers laying out on the floor in neat piles. That seems to be helping with the big wrinkles. Mine our polyester. I have not done the dryer test on them yet.

I bought one tablecloth just so i could have a mock table/centerpiece…the big wrinkles came out of that laying on the floor also.

The satin overlays- i have them layed out on the floor also but the wrinkles are not coming out very well that way. I did read you can rewash the satin overlays and that helps getting the wrinkles completly out.  I think i’m gonna have to steam them. I read it is ok.

Let me know if you come up with any ideas. Because i’m in the exact same boat you are.

I pretty much have one of the entire spare bedrooms full of linens! Thank goodness its empty of furniture.

Post # 5
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I steamed mine in the dryer also with just a wet dark rag and then any other wrinkles I took out with my steamer. I didn’t think about laying them flat, but I will now.

Post # 6
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

So happy I am not the only one thinking about bringing a portable steamer to take out the wrinkles in the linens. BIGGEST pet peeve of mine to see a beautiful wedding but with wrinkly tableclothes everywhere.

Post # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

I set up a large ironing station using a couple saw horses and a slab style door – makes a huge work surface.  Use a canvas rug, or beach towels for the padding.

Did the satin sashes several months before.  After ironing, I cut down a foam pool noodle, snipped open the bottom of a wire hanger and slid the noodle section on; used this to hang the sashes.  Took about four hours to do 130 sashes on the ironing board – would have cut that in half had I been using the ironing station w/the door.

For the burlap overlays (72″ x 72″) used the steam iron over the ironing station.  Did 15 of these in about an 45 minutes.


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