Post # 1
My dress will be making a flight and taking a 9 hour drive with me. Will I need to have it steamed when I get into the town where I will be getting married?
If so, is there anything I need to know about having the dress steamed? It seems kind of scary to hand it over to someone a few days before the wedding.
Post # 3
You probably will need to have it steamed since it will be compressed in order to travel. I’m not completely sure but that seems like something that someone could do while you were waiting.
Post # 4
I think it depends on the dress materials and how easily they wrinkle. But most likely, yes your dress will need a good pressing/steaming. Mine is silk satin and it’s been in it’s garment bag for a long time, so the train needs a good pressing. Just be prepared for the price… I’m paying $75 for pressing alone!
Post # 5
My dress is matte taffeta, so I am guessing it will sort of wrinkle? I guess I should just plan to find somewhere to take it and then I am set whether or not it ends up needing it.
Yikes, $75!? I guess I need to factor that into the budget, too.
I appreciate the advice!
Post # 6
I have to bring mine on 3 flights totaling 24 hours! I am having it professionally pressed and packed and then just touching it up with a travels steamer when I get there.
Post # 7
I’m flying across the US with mine. The bridal shop owner strongly encouraged me to make an appointment to have my dressed steamed after I arrive.
Post # 8
Have you thought about buying a steamer and bringing it with you? They have travel steamers that would fit in your suitcase or you could pick one up when you land. Here’s one at Kohls, but there are tons of travel steamers out there:
Post # 9
I just brought a hand steamer and it worked great. My train was a little more challenging, but it all worked out. I got mine at target for like $20.