(Closed) Steam my Own Dress or bring it do the cleaners?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How should I get the wrinkles out of my dress?
    Bring it to the cleaners-don't worry they won't mess it up. : (9 votes)
    43 %
    Do it yourself with a hand held steamer. Just follow the instructions and you won't mess up. : (12 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Will the salon where you bought it steam it for you?

    Or your seamstress, assuming you’re having it altered?

    Post # 4
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    13 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I did it myself and it was super easy!  And my dress looks perfect! 

    Post # 6
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You can definitely handle doing it yourself.  Just try it first on an inconspicuous part (maybe towards the bottom on one side) so you can get a feel for it and gain some confidence in your steaming and not messing up your dress abilities! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    13 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I bought a garment steamer…I think it was around $110.  It’s a Rowenta Precision Valet. But, I’ve used it for steaming everything we wear since then so it was worth it!  Just be careful…those things get really HOT!  Here’s a picture of my dress after steaming…don’t have one before but, believe me…it was a wrinkly mess!  And a pic of the steamer. 

     

    Sorry about the bad pics…and why are they sideways??

    Post # 10
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have a conair steamer I got from target for around $25 or something. I would suggest steaming some of your shirts/pants before if you’ve never steamed something before. They get REALLY hot! I’ve been thinking about doing mine on my own when the time comes, but that will mean having to haul my steamer to my parents 6 hours away (though it is compact so not that big of a deal), but my dress has lots of pickups on the bottom and I’m just not really sure on how to steam that. I am just really afraid of messing something up, and then I can only blame myself and not someone else lol.

    Good luck..and remember, if you go with your own practice practice practice on different clothing first. And, if you can find fabric similar to your dress I would definately try it on that first!

    Post # 12
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    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My seamstress steamed my dress but then it hung in the closet for 6 months so it got pretty wrinkly. My MIL steamed it the night before the wedding with her hand steamer and it turned out great. Only took her about 5-10 min. Ask around your family or group of friends. I bet someone already has a nice one you can borrow.

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