(Closed) Steaming a Veil?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I had my dry cleaner steam my extra length cathedral veil.  Note too that you can steam the gathering if it’s too poofy.  After it was steamed, I used a bobby pin to hook the comb onto a wire hanger (no wire hangers!), put that on the closet frame in a spare room and spread it out.  I had also for a time had it on the headboard spread over the bed in the spare room (but people needed to use it when we got closer to the wedding).

Post # 5
378 posts
Helper bee

I just got veil samples in the mail, and this is what it says:

1. Do not iron your veil. Ironing will melt the fabric.

2. To get any wrinkles out, let it hang on a coat hanger for a couple of days (away from any children, pets, smoke, etc.)

3. If it is necessary to press any wrinkles, have it steamed by a professional dry cleaner.

So there you go. Basically what MJ said! 

Post # 7
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I used a home steamer, and it worked out OK.  It does have a "deflating" effect on the thing, though.  It was significantly less stiff and poufy, but I actually was happy about that.  (The stiffness did return after a couple days, so it’s not like it stayed limp or anything like that, in case you’re worried about having a wilted veil.)

Post # 8
7 posts
  • Wedding: December 2007

I was told by my seamstress to simply hang the veil in the bathroom while taking a shower.  I hung my incredibly wrinkled veil in the hotel bathroom 2 nights before the wedding and it went through multiple steam baths due to BM’s showers, and the veil was perfect by wedding morning.  🙂

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