(Closed) Steaming the dress yourself?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Does your home steamer have any instructions about what fabrics it can be used on? I’d think you can do it if you consult the owner’s manual of the steamer.

Post # 4
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What fabric is your dress?

I steamed mine the day of with no problem… my dress is silk duchesse satin, so a natural fiber. All natural fibers and most synthetic fibers should steam really well.

My advice would be to make sure not to overfill the steamer, so it is not "spitting" blobs of hot water out with the steam (both for your safety and to prevent water stains!), and test steaming on the reverse side of the fabric first.

If your dress has a lot of material I’d recommend having someone help you hold a bit of the fabric up as you steam… otherwise it’s easy to get your hands in the way, and OUCH!

Really, steaming is very easy and suprisingly gentle… I think you’ll be fine!

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