Post # 1
So, we are getting married in OK in about 8 weeks, and we are currently living in PA. My parents, who live in OK, have my dress… and I have had it since December (I bough the dress pretty early since I was going to be moving out of state). I had David’s Bridal steam and press it after my last fitting (which was in March), and they hung it up nicely in the garment bag, but I’m thinking since it has been there for awhile, it will definitely need some touch ups come September. I know David’s Bridal said I could bring it in day of or day before wedding and have it steamed again for $40. Should I do this or take it to another dry cleaners? Or should I look in to buying my own personal steamer? My dress is satin if that helps at all. Oh, I will also have to have my veil steamed as well, as it has gotten super wrinkly and mis-shaped being in the bag. Thanks!
Post # 3
i would just pay to have them do it again! you dont want someone to mess it up and some of those materials can be easily ruined with just too much steam coming out. I say better safe than sorry on this one and take it back into DB.
Post # 3
$40 is actually really cheap for steaming. I’d take it to them. A drycleaner may charge you even more!
Post # 4
I tried steaming my dress myself using a handheld steamer and NONE of the wrinkles came out. I even used the recommendations of my seamstress but nothing worked. I’d just pay to have it professionally done if there are a lot of wrinkles.
Post # 5
I would pay the $40 to have David’s redo it. It’s going to cost at least $100 at a dry cleaners. When I inquired about my dress, the average price for steaming was $200.
Make sure you get a big car where you can lay the dress down flat to transport it after steaming. I wasn’t thinking and picked my dress up in my little VW. I reclined the passenger seat all the way and laid the dress down. It went from my dash, all the way to the back of my trunk!