Post # 1
Im curious to know what the average going rate to have wedding gowns professionally steamed/pressed? This was something I had no idea needed to be done and I didnt budget for it. I live in Louisiana and I was quoted $100-$150 to fully steam my gown. What did you guys pay?
Post # 3
The bridal shop I purchased my dress at did it for $100. My dress way a big ball gown so i didnt really bat an eye at the price, especially being in Southern California. They also held the dress for me during the time between it came in and when I started alterations. It stayed insured that way. Plus,I didn’t have to store it and there was no chance of the husband seeing it before the wedding.
Post # 4
My salon did it for no additional cost and I am located in Canada
Post # 5
My seamstress estimated $150-200, yikes. But my dress is a huge ballgown and they’ll be delivering the dress to our hotel. Located in SoCal
Post # 6
Our shop charges
25$ if the dress is basic and was purchased at our shop
$50 if it is a very large ballgown, or a basic dress purchased elsewhere
$75 if it is a very large ballgown purchased elsewhere
Post # 7
the salon i bought it at steamed it for free.
Post # 8
I purchased a nice steamer at Bed, Bath & Beyond which I will use for my daughter’s wedding gown, as well as the bridesmaid’s dresses. I’ll probably do the wedding gown at home and just retouch it at the church; maids’ dresses will be steamed on site. Total cost was about $75 but I can use it forever.
Post # 9
I put it in the bathroom while I was taking a shower and steamed it for free
Post # 10
The store where I bought my dress did it at no cost. I actually considered putting it in the bathroom while I showered because I didn’t want to haul it all the way to the bridal shop. 🙂
Post # 11
@Bjack28: try steaming it in your bathrroom– it works. afterwards do not store it back in the bag, instead hang it somewhere where it can be “free”, just cover it with a clean sheet.
Post # 12
For minor wrinkles, hanging the gown in your bathroom and running several hot steamy showers will help a lot. If your gown has some heavier wrinkles, you might want to consider buying a fabric steamer. I had a portable one that I use on some sweaters and dry clean only pieces. I figured I’d give steaming my wedding gown a try before I paid to have it done and it came out great. I hung it up, filled the steamer and plugged it in, and steamed the whole gown in about 20 minutes. (It was a poofy princess ball gown, with a really full skirt with pick ups, beading and lace embellishments. It was a smooth satin material). The steamer cost me about $30/$35, and I still use it instead of ironing a lot of things, so the cost was pretty minimal as far as I was concerned.
This is a similar model to what I have. http://www.walmart.com/ip/SteamFast-Compact-Fabric-Steamer/7780083
Post # 13
I ended up paying $100 for my gown to be steamed and was very disappointed!!! The gown looked the same as when I left it! My gown had a plethora of ruffles that didn’t steam very well!!! Oh well, I can’t turn back time but I think for my gown it was a waste!
Post # 14
I work as a bridal consultant in England, and we steam all the girls dresses for free if they are purchased from us.
If they are purchased from another shop, we charge £20 for a steam! That’s around $30 or so. =]