Help! Panicking about dress 3 weeks before wedding

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think I would consult a different alterations place, some place reputable that specializes in wedding dresses. My alterations place steamed my dress and veil ( I think steamed? maybe ironed…i dunno lol) before I picked it up so it was completely ready to go – that service was included in the general price of alterations. I think it’s really shitty they sent you home with a dirty, wrinkled dress!

I don’t know much about different fabrics but I would be wary as hell about taking an iron to my wedding dress. I have just seen/heard about too many horror stories with irons.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2026

You can try googling what kind of solution works best on that fabric and do it yourself, especially if it’s only in some small parts of the dress. If you have an outdoor venue, the natural lighting mutes colors, so the marks won’t be visible anyway. And there’s nothing photoshop can’t fix.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do Not Try to IRON!! I used to work in a bridal salon and we would steam our new samples as they came in.  The steamer we used was a very high end industrial steamer/iron.  You need extremely hot steam to get wrinkles out of a heavy fabric like that, a normal household iron on steam setting will not do the trick and will burn the fabric.  Definitely take it to a seamstress who deals with wedding dresses and they should have the proper equipment to steam both the dress and the veil.  In regards to the spots, I would try even just a shout wipe or tide to go pen on a small part of the dress (inside of the hem) and see if it stains it.  We would use both of those on the gowns in the shop p for small makeup smudges and whatnot.  That would be only if the seamstress does not have any better ideas (which they should)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

I would not iron it! If anything, use a steamer. however, I would ask the seamstress about this. Usually the seamstress will have it steamed before returning it to you.

Post # 8
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Wannabee

I was a bridal consultant for three years and I saw all sorts of stains on dresses. Two products I would recommend would be unscented baby wipes (we prefered the Costco Kirkland Brand wipes) and a stain remover called Eaze Out . It worked wonders on all kinds of stains. Anything you’re going to put on the fabric, test on somewhere on the hem on the inside, incase it leaves a mark. 

Like everyone else has said, dont iron the dress, use a steamer. Lots of bridal salons offer this as a service, we did it for about 50$ for dresses not from our shop. I hope that helps. Good luck!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

FWIW, I don’t see any marks!!

Post # 11
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Wannabee

surprisebride :  Yup! That’s the one. Just test it somewhere inside the gown as all fabrics are different. We used it on all sorts of stains, from lipstick, self tanner, blood. etc

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