(Closed) How much did you pay to steam your gown?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
3139 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My salon did it for no additional cost and I am located in Canada 

Post # 5
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
29 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

the salon i bought it at steamed it for free.

Post # 8
349 posts
Helper bee

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
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I put it in the bathroom while I was taking a shower and steamed it for free Laughing

Post # 10
1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 14
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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. =]

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