Post # 1
Ok, In just a few weeks, we will be going to get married in Las Vegas. We will be carrying my dress and his suit on the plane with us. I already made an appointment to have the tea length dress steam cleaned in Las Vegas. We live in Pittsburgh and we plan on having a reception just 5 days after we return from Vegas. I plan on wearing the same dress, but my only concern is that it will be wrinkled since we have to get it home from Vegas. I already looked into a few dry cleaning services in Pittsburgh and so far they are really expensive and none of them can have the dress steam cleaned in that time period. I know nothing about steam cleaning a dress so I’m too afraid to try to get a steam cleaner and do it myself. I thought about shipping it to my Mom from Vegas via Fed Ex, but I don’t know if that would keep it from wrinkling either. Any advice?
Post # 3
It seems odd to me that no one can do this in 5 days?
Maybe when you get home, take it out of the garment bag and make sure it hangs straight. Perhaps the weight of the dress will get some of the wrinkles out…
Post # 4
yeah, it might be too wrinkled and if your not able to pay to get it steamed I’d probably suggest getting a different dress for your home reception. That’s what I’m doing…not planning on shelling out either, just a simple white gown.
Post # 5
I’m still dumbfounded that no one can do this affordably in 5 days???
Maybe if you call them back and explain your situation “differently” like you just bought it used, or some other story, they will give you a cheaper price?
sounds to me like they are totally taking advantage of you, however… I am from AZ (west coastish, I so not know what its like over there). but there HAS to be a way.
I also heard if you use tissue paper (dollar store, hollah) it woulnt be that wrinkled.
I am so sorry this is happening to you:(Maybe tell them you are wearing it to a special occasion or something. I think alot of Businesses rape brides (for lack of a better phrase) It doesn’t hurt to check.
good luck and please keep us posted, I know I am very anxious to know what is going on.
Post # 6
PS I just noticed…. you are carrying on your dress… I seriously have heard if you use tissue paper and kind of “roll it up” then hang it when you get home you should be okay.
What about hanging it your bathroom and running the shower? maybe the weight of the dress will prevent wrinkling? just a thought… but I definitely have heard if you you use tissue paper, that will certainly help in wrinkling….
(sorry i’m posting so much on this thread, i’m just wanting you to have the best of your day)
Post # 7
Never heard of using tissue paper before, thanks so much for the tip! I will be sure to pick some up.
I found out that my dress is going to be steamed by my seamstress here so I won’t be getting it steamed in Vegas now. My seamstress said she thinks it should be okay since I am carrying the dress on the plane. I just tried on the dress and it isn’t really wrinkled right now even (before steaming) so it seems like a dress that doesn’t wrinkle easily.
I thought about getting another dress for the at home reception, but I’m really not able to afford that much and I love my dress so I’m hoping it won’t be too wrinkled.
Post # 8
Can your seamstress steam it again for you when you get back to PA? Also, I haven’t heard about tissue paper, but putting it in the plastic bag like what comes when you pick up dry cleaning greatly helps reduce wrinkles.
If you ask the flight attendants, they may allow you to hang it in the first class closet, so they you just have it hung all the time.
Congrats and best of luck!
Post # 9
Thanks. I don’t know if my dress will really need steamed when we get back so I don’t wanna make any appointments in case it doesn’t, but if it does then I will definitely be asking if my seamstress can get it done on short notice. I may also be able to try to use a blow dryer to get any wrinkles out of it so I’m no longer really worried.
Post # 10
Sorry if this sounds asinine (which it probably will, since I know nothing about this stuff), but couldn’t you hang it in the bathroom while you shower (obviously, making sure it doesn’t get wet) and steam it that way?
Post # 11
Could you get it cleaned in Vegas and just get it steam pressed in Pgh? Or buy a steamer at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and do it yourself? I’d experiment with the steamer on a less critical garment or two first.) Depending on the nature of your material, would it be possible to press it with a cool iron?
Hanging stuff up in the shower has never done a thing when I’ve tried it.