(Closed) Purchased tablecloths, what to do with them before the wedding? Launder, iron…

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

tanya4285:  My Mother-In-Law recommended tumbling them in the dryer with a damp cloth. She says it works like a charm but I have yet to try it.

Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

tanya4285:  A few days before the wedding I removed mine from their packaging, starched and ironed them so they were ready to go on venue decorating day!

Post # 5
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

tanya4285:  I was thinking of taking mine to the laudromat really quick and tumble drying them before taking them to the venue. I may also run them through the wash real quick since they have a little bit of a chemically smell

Post # 6
46600 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

tanya4285:  I would iron them and then  store them on a hanger over which you have placed a cardboard tube (from wrapping paper for example) slot down one side so it covers the rod of the hanger. You will have way less creases, even though you will still have to fold the cloth.

If you have a place in your home where you can place a tension rod, or hang a wood dowel between two cabinets etc , you could hang the cloths with minimal folds.

Post # 7
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We just put them in the dryer steam cycle and then laid them flat in a spare room until taking them to the venue. But a regular dryer would probably do a decent job too. The key is not to fold them back up. 

Post # 8
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We washed and dried ours at a laundromat, and then hung them unfolded over a big piece of PVC.  They were still kinda wrinkley on wedding day, so I dunno….

Post # 9
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My mom was a saint and ironed all 25 lace overlays. 

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