Post # 1
So I am picking up my dress this weekend but my wedding isn’t for another month and a half. So I am afraid in that time, it will get all wrinkled again. So has anyone steamed their dress the night before or something on their own? And what did you use? There are lots of little hand/travel steamers that aren’t super expensive, but I don’t know if they would help that much. My dress is satin, and just plain, it is mostly at the bottom that it gets wrinkled because it is too long for a bag and so they tie it up inside. Tips anyone? And since my dress is just plain, the wrinkles are SUPER obvious.
Post # 4
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
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
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
My mom did it to my dress using a steam shower and a hot kettle!
Post # 8
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
- 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
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.