Post # 1
I just got my veil today(yay!), but it’s a bit wrinkled.
Can a veil be steamed? Or is there some other way to get out the wrinkles? It’s cathedral length, so it’s going to get more wrinkled hanging up in my closet, I’m sure.
How are you ladies storing you veil until the big day?
Post # 3
I had my dry cleaner steam my extra length cathedral veil. Note too that you can steam the gathering if it’s too poofy. After it was steamed, I used a bobby pin to hook the comb onto a wire hanger (no wire hangers!), put that on the closet frame in a spare room and spread it out. I had also for a time had it on the headboard spread over the bed in the spare room (but people needed to use it when we got closer to the wedding).
Post # 4
Ok, great! Thanks for the help.
Post # 5
I just got veil samples in the mail, and this is what it says:
1. Do not iron your veil. Ironing will melt the fabric.
2. To get any wrinkles out, let it hang on a coat hanger for a couple of days (away from any children, pets, smoke, etc.)
3. If it is necessary to press any wrinkles, have it steamed by a professional dry cleaner.
So there you go. Basically what MJ said!
Post # 6
I think it’s funny that the directions say to keep the veil away from any children in the same line as pets, smoke, etc…
It’s a good thing I don’t have any kids who smoke while walking the dog. Otherwise I’d be in deep veil trouble!
But you know in order to have the need to put something like that in with your veil someone at some point did all those things and then tried to return the veil. yikes!
Post # 7
I used a home steamer, and it worked out OK. It does have a "deflating" effect on the thing, though. It was significantly less stiff and poufy, but I actually was happy about that. (The stiffness did return after a couple days, so it’s not like it stayed limp or anything like that, in case you’re worried about having a wilted veil.)
Post # 8
I was told by my seamstress to simply hang the veil in the bathroom while taking a shower. I hung my incredibly wrinkled veil in the hotel bathroom 2 nights before the wedding and it went through multiple steam baths due to BM’s showers, and the veil was perfect by wedding morning. 🙂