(Closed) Anyone use a handheld steamer on their dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012



I helped my sister steam her dress last year using a handheld steamer……one word of warning, be very careful with it, especially if you have layers of thin material in your dress – it goes straight through the material and if your arm is on the other side you will get a steam burn, as my sister did the night before her wedding!

Post # 4
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve got the Rowenta hand steamer (my parents and sister both of the full size version). I have no complaints with it, but my dress was heavy and thick and I don’t think I had enough patience to really steam everything out.

Post # 6
3361 posts
Sugar bee

I was a maid of honor twice, steamed both their dresses, it wasnt easy but it went just fine. Like PP said, be careful about steam burns tho ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe I hung the dresses very high and made sure I had a clean sheet on the floor, just to make sure no dust or dirt could get on it. Also, the second time I did it, there was so dust accumulated in the dress (it wasnt apparent at all until we steamed it !) but it was very easily removable with a clean cloth. I simply kind of hit the dress with the cloth and had another cloth on hand to wipe the head of the steamer. It turned out great ๐Ÿ™‚ Honestly, I dont think you need to worry ๐Ÿ™‚ I even steamed the veil and nothing bad happened. If you are too worried, start with one of the underskirt layers, it’ll allow you to get used to the technique ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 7
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

@hecallsmelove:  My dress is silk taffeta also! Just wondering how your dress turned out on your wedding day? Did you steam it yourself? If so, what brand steamer did you use? Thanks!

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