(Closed) Will probably have to steam my own dress before the wedding…tips?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My Future Mother-In-Law used a personal steamer on her daughter’s wedding dress and it turned out just fine. But her dress was all silk/satin (not sure which), so I can’t say how it would turn out on a more intricate design.

Post # 4
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

start at the top and work in long strokes.

It depends on what your dress looks like, but if it has ruffles, steam each one separately.  If there is lots of seaming, go in the direction of the seams.

Don’t hold it too close to the fabric and if you have lots of embellishments you may need to protect them.

Post # 5
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are planning on doing the same thing. I was told to make sure there is a guard or something on it (not sure exactly what it is called) to keep any water from spraying out. 

Post # 6
330 posts
Helper bee

At my best friends wedding, her mother steamed her dress while we were all getting ready. It seemed to work just fine. I even used it on my dress haha! Like Allyser mentioned, make sure there is a guard

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