Hand Steamer for Gown – DW

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Following!!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I carried a dress on 2 flights and a train ride. This worked perfectly (my dress was folded in a backpack). Even worked for Darling Husband.

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Bee Keeper

This is what I’m planning on doing too – glad to hear it worked for you cameobride :  !

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

jellybellynelly :  I also recommend the steam from your shower then using the handheld steamer. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

cameobride :  did you use this method? Does it actually work? How long does it take? We have lots of dresses to steam. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

kimk1989 :  Hang dress on shower rod as close to water as possible without getting dress wet. Get water as hot as you can. This takes about 15 mins. I assume you can do it with multiple dresses but I only did one. Use hand held steamer for any spots the shower doesn’t get. It took me maybe 45 min total.

If you can keep dresses hung while traveling I imagine it will be faster. Most airlines have a closet in first class and if you say “this is my wedding dress” the will hang it for you. 

My veil was tulle and I hung it on the bathroom door. The steam from my shower, Darling Husband, and steaming my dress was enough to get the wrinkles out of my veil.

 

please note: I’ve never seen your dress this just worked for me. Different fabrics might respond differently. 

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Blushing bee

I purchased a hand steamer off Amazon for $20 and it worked perfectly. I washed my dress at home in my washer and hung it to dry so it was insanely wrinkled. It took me a little while to hand steam it but it came out beautifully. The steamer is very small so it would be easy to pack in a suitcase. I would recommend using bottled water just in case. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

aebe14 :  may I ask what brand of hand steamer you bought? 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

kimk1989 :   Yep!  It was “NOSIVA Portable Handheld Clothes Steamer”. It’s only $15.99 right now. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

I got this one from target.

It took a LONG TIME! I would invest something more powerful. The kind that are full size/stand up are much better.  This still worked, but it just took a lot of patience. 

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Sugar bee

We put all the dresses in the bathroom while people showered back to back. Maybe an hour of showers, and all the wrinkles came out. A few tugs when moved out of the bathroom, and none of the dresses had wrinkles when it was go time. 

Grooms did the same with their tuxes when they were getting ready – hung it by the shower. Worked like a charm for us!

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

If you are going to buy a steamer, then i suggest you buy a quality one and i cant recommend the rowenta dr8080 xcel steam enough. Its cheapest on amazon at the moment. I bought a cheaper travel steamer which was fine but have not touched it since we recieved the rowenta off our registry. Its probably our favorite item recieved…so useful and works soooooo well. You can travel with it as well. The problem with a lot smaller travel ones is they are not as efficient and hold a lot less water so you keep having to refill. 

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Sugar bee

Just pay the money. We bought a steamer and we were getting dressed, steaming, makeup and hair…there is no time! Curls were dropping, fros were growing, bickering ensued. Pay up and be done with it.

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