Taffeta Brides/ Brides-To-Be… How to get rid of the crinkles on the day???

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love taffeta wedding dresses! I would say to def ask the bridal shop about this and a very good cleaner what they recommend.  Also, remember, taffeta is by nature crinkley which is part of its breezy and whimsical (and in my view, beautiful) charm!

Post # 5
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There are different types of taffeta, my gown is taffeta but isnt quite smooth.. but the only thing you can do to get the crinkles out if you are travelling with it is to steam it and then it hang so some of the wrinkles fall out. But be careful when steaming the dress though, you dont want water spots to ruin your gown.

My bridal salon will be steaming my dress for me and it should be fine from then on

Post # 6
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012


Wondering if anyone else has used a steamer on their gown. I have a pretty good one, but I’m still worried about water spots!

Post # 7
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I actually used an iron! Laughing Shocking, I know!

My dress was EXTREMELY wrinkled and when I took it to get altered, my seamstress said the material was like that. Um no. I tried a steamer, but it didn’t work, so I did a test on some of my dress material that was cut off during my alterations & it worked.

So I took an iron at extremely low heat and worked out all the wrinkles and it was pretty and smooth. Here is a before an after.

Post # 9
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Wow! Nice!

Post # 10
79 posts
Worker bee

DD’s dress is silk taffeta so I will be ironing it with a good quality piece of white muslin pinned over the ironing board and then another atop the dress fabric.  The iron will be set on the ‘silk’ setting and I will mist the top piece of muslin with a spritzer bottle and not use the steam setting on my iron.  (Just to be extra safe!)  You don’t want to risk damaging the fabric by letting the iron come into direct contact with the fabricds and a few lengths of white muslin from the fabric store are a whole lot cheaper than a wedding gown. <G> 

My own gown was silk slipper satin with heavily beaded Alencon and Lyon lace applied and I pressed it in a similar manner, but from the back side so that the beading and lace were face-down on the ironing board.  That way you don’t ‘squish’ the detail work. 

Since you are travelling overseas either buy a multi-voltage travel iron to test here (but they are usually so tiny) or plan on going to a home store there and purchasing one.  Test it out as soon as you are able to get the feel of how hot it runs.  Taffeta really needs a cooler setting. 

Post # 11
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I steamed mine and it was totally fine – no water spots or anything.

Post # 11
1 posts
  • Wedding: October 2016

Candy_Nee:  what kind of steamer did you use?


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