(Closed) What to do about wrinkly chair covers

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Is there anyone else you can ask to do the steaming?  I don’t know that there is a better way to get the wrinkles out.  And if you do it beforehand, wrinkles will set again.  I’m sure one of your relatives or someone close to you would do that for you.  I’ve found that people love the idea of helping with the wedding!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

can you wet them a little and then stick them in a dryer for a while? it might be faster

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My friend owns a decor business and I’ve been able to help her set up some weddings.  She irons them, then hangs them on those hangers with clips so they won’t get wrinkled while they’re waiting to be set up.  Then we just lay them in the backseat of the car, and they are easy to unclip when we get to the venue to set them up.   I don’t know if that might work for you?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not sure if it’s in your budget, but I have a Rowenta steamer that my Fiance bought me for Christmas last year. I LOVE it! I am really terrible at ironing, but I also cannot stand (and will not wear) clothes that are wrinkled. This thing has been a lifesaver and I use it everyday. I have used it on clothes, suits, delicate blouses, linens- even my living room curtains/window treatments!

It would probably be easier to use a steamer than a regular iron. If you buy the steamer, you can use it to steam all of the chair covers (have your friends/family maybe take turns doing them in shifts), hang them up on hangers w/clips like Ryansgirl suggested, and you’re good to go. And as an added bonus, you will have a nice steamer  to use at home after the wedding for pretty much all your needs.

I am attaching a link of the one I have so you can see it. I found this on QVC (it’s presently on clearance for $119.00). My Fiance got mine at Kohls but paid more for the same one- he said it was about $170. Also, if you order it from QVC and hate it, you can return it within 30 days and get your money back. 

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.V28171.desc.Rowenta-1500-Watt-Commercial-Garment-Steamer

 

P.S.} A few years ago when my sister got married, the bridal shop said they had steamed her wedding gown, but when she got it home and took it out of the garment bag to put it on, the bottom was still wrinkled. My Mom pulled the steamer out, put a thin white bedsheet between the steamer handle and the wedding gown (to prevent getting any water drips on her dress), and poof! the wrinkles came right out.

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Actually I dont think there is an EASY way to do it but I got 120 of them to do in 16 days! Made some racks out of a old playhouse and going to hang them til rehearsaL then set it up. Most likely be steaming some at the church but no one is really going to notice a few wrinkles anyway.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@ Nlmiele what did you end up doing? I have the same problem 🙁

Post # 11
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Wannabee

Can you just not have chair covers at all? Will it matter?

Or just put them on wrinkled? No one will likely notice but you.

Seems like a lot of stress and time you could use to do other things.

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