(Closed) I am ironing zillions of napkins and tableclothes……

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

OMG this. It was great to save money compared to renting them, but I did not realize just how long it takes to iron 18 tablecloths. I had big plans to resell them to recoup the cost, but to send them out for dry cleaning/ironing would defeat the purpose and I can’t bring myself to spend all that time again. I don’t know what to do with them!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

omg… i ironed hundreds of napkins, over 40 tablecloths and billions of chair covers… i hated my iron in the days leading up to the wedding!!!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Funny, I just posted my experience earlier today with our linens. It was awful. Well, awful for my mom, she got stuck with the bulk of the work…. She volunteered to iron and then wash them all after the wedding. Poor woman….

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I didn’t even think about this.  Should I not buy napkins if I will have somewhat limited time at home before the wedding? My parents do have some special dryer (as in washer and dryer) that steams clothes to get out wrinkles… do you think that would work?

Thanks for the heads up!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@78h2o: I definitely think they need to be ironed. We tried to just wash and dry my table runners, then we tried to steam them, and both methods were just not effective. Keep in mind, most of these linens have been folded very tightly as tiny as possible for who knows how long before being shipped. They are not just wrinkled; they are seriously creased.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

ummm….so you want to sell those after the wedding? Just wondering Innocent

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I cheated and didn’t iron the napkins since I was using napkin rings on all of them. That helped, but I still had 140+ chair sashes, 18 banquet sized tablecloths, 5 huge pintucks, and 12 huge round pintucks to iron too. I failed on the chair covers as nobody offered to help and I was ironed out. Plus…how does one transport 100 of them in a regular car full of wedding supplies? UGH.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ItWasntMe: We had to put ours ung up in those big tall wardrobe boxes that you can buy for moving with the curtain rod in them. I think we had two. We put those in a van with a few other things and that was one trip in itself. It’s not easy! 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I wish I’d thought of that. The wedding was at the beach so it was an hour drive and we already had 4 cars full of stuff. Once we started setting up, I just didn’t care! ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We steamed 35 tablecloths at the venue because I had tried ironing them at home and it took like an hour to iron one satin tablecloth and I hung it up and checked later and it was wrinkled again, so I thought forget it we will steam a bit at the venue. Mother-In-Law was pissed that we had to spend hours steaming them!  Satin it tough to keep wrinkle free.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I started steaming the day before the wedding and just gave up. Luckily most items weren’t badly creased and I was able to get the major ones out before I called it quits! For a minute I felt like a psycho bride thanks to all the weird looks I was getting hauling my steamer out on my deck to get it taken care of ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck ladies!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Holy cow.  And I thought the two hours it took to iron my wedding dress was bad. 

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