(Closed) Steaming your dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I too would love to know if any other Bees have any experience!! My dress is huge and they want to charge me a lot to steam it, BUT then they also are going to stick it in a ‘larger’ bag after the steaming…Whats the point then right?!

Someone talk to us about Steaming!!!

Post # 5
12 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Since we are traveling to Maui, I have to get mine steamed.  I wouldn’t want to take a chance doing it myself.

Post # 6
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did it myself with a small hand held steamer. I just thought it was a waste of money to have someone else steam my dress, when i KNOW i could do it for free the night before the wedding on my own. It does take a pretty long time to do (at least my dress did). but it was perfect 🙂 and saved me $$$

I also tried to seam my veil (i bought it from Lightinthebox.com so when it was shipped it got REALLY wrinkled) but it didnt work very well on the tulle.

Post # 7
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My mom did it to my dress using a steam shower and a hot kettle!

Post # 8
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My seamstress steamed mine. It’s good to get one really good steaming. Then I bought a steamer (little more powerful than a travel steamer). I had my Man of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man steaming it the morning of. I have some great shots of them under my dress steaming it. It was hilarious!! Just take it out of the bag the night before and do a little steaming, you should be fine.

Post # 9
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Keep an eye on Craigslist or on the Black Friday ads.  You can pick up a good steamer these days for less than $100. 

Having worked in retail in grad school, I got a JiffySteamer (pro quality steamer) to use on my clothes.  I’m kicking myself for selling it before I moved to Virginia.  I’m going to buy one before the wedding so we can steam the dresses in the bridal suite.

Post # 10
3257 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I got mine steamed two weeks in advance and it was beautiful on my wedding day. The seamstress told me she wouldn’t do it more than a month in advance, just to share.

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