(Closed) Question for Bees who bought their own linens

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We had 18 table cloths and Fiance steamed about 3 of them, and then we just put 2-3 in the dryer on the wrinkle free setting, and that took all of the wrinkles out! We decorated about 30 hours before the wedding as well, and I noticed that the ones for the food tables we rented and didn’t do anything too still had creases in them, so I wouldn’t suggest not doing anything about the wrinkles. Try the dryer trick it didn’t hurt the linens in anyway just took out the wrinkles!

Post # 4
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We decorated a few hours before the ceremony and the steamer we had took too long to steam each one. I felt like there were so many other things to do, we just left the linens wrinkled.  I think most of the wrinkles fell out or weren’t notcied once the runners and centerpieces were placed on top.  If you’ve got time, see if you can get a few irons or steamers borrowed so it doesn’t take so long to get them ironed.

Post # 5
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had them all ironed and then hung them on hangers. They weren’t put on the tables until the day of but we didn’t have any problems with wrinkles. 

Post # 6
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had to iron them which was A PAIN and took forever i also steamed the sashes and overlays.  but i wish i knew of the dryer trick try that first much less time consuming! I skipped ironing the chair covers and they looked fine 🙂

Post # 7
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you put a damp dishrag with a similar color to the linens in the dryer with them it will help steam most of them out. I also used the wedding as an excuse to buy a steamer. Best purchase yet, I use it for everything.

Post # 8
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

my future aunt-in-law (??) ironed them for me, and i was soooo thankful.  ask one of your bridesmaids, or family member to iron for you.

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