In mint, walking down the aisle is somehow not comme il faut, but not everyone knows how to stroke a wedding dress, so the night before the celebration is often accompanied by tears and bouts of psychosis on a nervous basis. How to cope with this delicate and voluminous product and get rid of each fold, without losing the lion's share of nerve cells? We will tell you about the ironing process in detail!
Try to prevent creasing
Of course, if you hit a request for ironing in a search engine, then the dress, obviously, has already wrinkled and our advice will be out of place here. But in case one of your friends gathers to get married, be sure to tell her that it is much easier to prevent strong creases on the dress than to try to stroke a tulle, satin or lace at home.
In the salons, dresses look almost impeccable, as they are steamed regularly. Nobody wants to buy a rumpled product, and it’s impossible to reveal all the beauty of a dress in a rumpled form. So why not take advantage of this? Having bought a delicate silk or satin dress, do not twist it and do not put it in a folded form in a bag! Instead, pack the dress in a case that completely protects the product (they are usually provided by the bridal salon) and deliver it to the house in an unfolded position. Yes, you have to pick up by car, but the complete absence of large creases is worth it.
It is also necessary to keep the dress at home until the wedding day in a straightened form in a case: only in this way you can avoid fussing with an iron fraught with damage to the dress right before an important event.
Yes, this trick will not work if you want to wash the dress before the wedding, which is a controversial moment: on the one hand there is hygiene, and on the other - the risk of spoiling the product. If you still decide that washing is required, then ironing can still be avoided by resorting to the following tricks.
Try to avoid ironing
No matter how carefully you store the dress and no matter how carefully you dry it after washing, small wrinkles and a slight bruise on it will most likely still appear. If strong creases are not observed, then ironing can be completely avoided using the wonderful property of steam. At the same time, it is not necessary to borrow an expensive steam generator from friends: at home, steam is easily created using improvised means.
- To get started, you can hang the dress in the bathroom after taking a hot shower. After the bath procedures, the air will be filled with soft steam, and after hanging there for about an hour, the dress will straighten out, and small bruises will smooth out.
- A more powerful option is to leave the dress in the bathroom with a hot tub. The wrinkles are straightened even faster, and to eliminate bruising at home is one of the best options.
- If you find not very strong local creases, then you can straighten them under a hotter and concentrated stream of steam, which comes from boiling water in a pan. Just do not bring the fabric closer to the fire and hot metal pan, especially if it's synthetics!
- For stronger local creases, you can use a stream of steam from the spout of the kettle, but because of the risk of spoiling the product, the last 2 methods are still undesirable.
This method can be used both with natural fabrics and with synthetic ones - tulle or organza.The only thing is that synthetics react poorly to high temperatures, and too hot steam can cause tissue deformation or even melting, providing a real hole! Therefore, it is not recommended to straighten creases on tulle over steam from the spout of a teapot or under a directed stream of steam from an iron.
It is possible to iron out small folds at home without steam: just spray a little clean water on the rumpled area from the spray gun and blow dry it with a hairdryer!
For those who decided to wash the dress, the scheme remains the same, but two important steps will be added to it: using an air conditioner to prevent strong creases and gentle drying on a hanger in the most straightened state.
By the way, sometimes before taking any actions and even more so ironing the dress, it would be more correct to just let him hang at home for several days. This simple step will already greatly reduce the efforts that you will have to make to put the dress in order.
How to iron a dress yourself?
Correctly stroking a wedding dress is not difficult if you take into account several nuances, though, we will be honest with you: it will take a lot of time, and it will be very difficult to prevent the formation of wrinkles on the already ironed part of the dress. But if you have a board, iron, cotton cloth and a lot of patience, then you can still cope with the problem.
- First of all, you need to take care of cleanliness - the room in which you will iron, the surfaces of the iron, water and the compartment itself for steaming, if you are going to use steam.
- They begin to iron from the top of the product, while doing this always correctly from the inside out! By the way, it is better to check the reaction of the fabric to the selected mode first in an inconspicuous area: even with a layer of cotton and ironing from the inside, there is a risk of tissue deformation, especially if it is tulle or other delicate synthetics.
- Before ironing the skirt, you must also iron all the ribbons and bows.
Sleeves are ironed from the inside on a special stand, and then a rolled sheet of paper is inserted into them to prevent wrinkling.
- Now the dress is hung on a hanger, fastened and the long process of ironing the skirt begins. Or, more precisely, skirts. At the very end, they iron the train, and then hang the dress to wait in the wings.
- It is also correct to iron a veil only through a layer of gauze or cotton and in minimum mode, because it is easiest to spoil it!
Do not forget that usually a dress consists of several types of fabric, and you will have to adjust the mode for each of them. Although it is always recommended to start with the most gentle!
Where to stroke a wedding dress if you yourself don’t want to iron it?
If, after reading our article, you understand that you can’t do this on your own, then you can contact the nearest wedding salon. For a small amount, they will help to put the dress in order with the help of a professional steam generator, which is in any decent salon, thereby saving you from problems.
Well, if you decide to deal with creases and folds yourself, now you have all the necessary information in order to do this successfully. Good luck