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Pressing or Steaming Your Wedding Dress

Bride and groom kissing in the city street

Do you need to have your wedding gown steamed or pressed before your wedding? The answer is probably not.

If you purchased your gown and had your alterations done at the same place, chances are they pressed or steamed the gown for you before you picked it up. Regardless of how you acquired your dress, ask your seamstress to be sure.

If you need to travel with your dress before the wedding, you will want to steam and or press your dress at your destination before your wedding day.

Quick Fixes for Pesky Wrinkles

To relax most wrinkles hang your gown on the bathroom door, turn the shower to hot, close the door, and let the shower run until the room is filled with steam. Don’t let the water from the shower reach your dress.

Invest in a portable hand steamer you can use whenever you travel. Guard against spotting water-sensitive fabrics such as silk by wrapping the head of the steamer in a small towel. Some hotels provide hand steamers for guest use in each room.

Professional Pressing

Of course, the easiest solution to the wrinkle problem is to have your gown professionally pressed once you arrive at your destination. Try visiting for a recommendation of a professional cleaner in your destination city. It’s best to arrange this a month or so before you plan to arrive.

Photo Credit: Sean MacEntee


Wedding Gown Care Guide from Janet Davis Cleaners

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