Post # 1
I was away for a few weeks shopping for a dress with my mom. I now am shipping my wedding dress to the state to where I permanently live.
It is going to be folded in the box along with my veil.
My question is, since my dress will be a little wrinkly when I take it out, can I steam the dress by the shower to straighten it out? It is a ballgown
I am scared to take it to a dry cleaner, and I wouldn’t have much time to get that done anyway.
Anyone have experience with this?
Post # 3
Are you having a final fitting or anything where you live, or are all of your alterations complete?
After my final fitting, the alterations shop steamed my dress and kept it for me till a few days before my wedding.
You could also attempt to steam it yourself, assuming it’s safe for the fabric, etc that your particular dress is made out of. I have a handheld steamer from Macy’s that was pretty affordable!
Post # 4
@Gemstone: No, my dress is ready.
My dress is made out of taffeta and tulle, so I don’t know. I’m scared of ruining it.
Maybe if I just hang it freely in the closet, it will straighten out fine.
Post # 5
Hanging it in a closet should work, but yes, hanging it in the bathroom while you take a hot shower with the door closed will work better and will not hurt your dress.
Post # 6
@Bunny_the_Bride: Have it professionally steamed. Some wrinkles may fall out while it hangs but most will not! Good luck!