Last Updated on July 13, 2023 by Kimberlee Johnson
As the sun slowly sets on the eve of your wedding day, anticipation and excitement fill the air. Amidst all the joy, one small hitch can cast a shadow on your perfect moment—the wrinkles on your wedding dress.
So, how to get wrinkles out of a wedding dress?
From personal experience and research, I’ll share effective techniques to remove those pesky creases. Read on.
5 Care Tips To Remove Wrinkles Out Of Your Wedding Dress
1. The Bathroom Method
Hang your dress in your bathroom but away from any splashing water. Then close all the windows and doors to create a steamy environment inside.
Start a hot shower  and keep it running for around twenty minutes. It will fill the bathroom with steam, relaxing the dress and removing all the wrinkles.
To help the process along, give the fabric a gentle tug here and there. Once you’re done, let your dress hang until the fabric is completely dry.
2. Use a Steamer
Grab a steamer and let the steamy magic do its job. Hang your dress on a strong hanger and start the steamer. Move it from the top of the dress to the bottom.
Keep a safe distance, ensuring the hot steam penetrates the fabric and releases all the creases. Help it along by gently tugging the fabric as you work the steamer around the dress.
“If a guy can’t handle you in sweatpants, he doesn’t deserve you in a wedding dress.”– Drake, Canadian Rapper
In no time, you’ll have a smooth, unwrinkled dress that will make you look your absolute best.
3. Steam Iron
A steam iron can do the trick if you can’t get your hands on a steamer. Start by making sure the fabric of your dress can handle some heat and steam.
Then, use your steam iron – set on the appropriate temperature for your fabric – to remove the creases. Protect your dress by placing a white cloth over the areas needing treatment.
Drag the steam iron lightly over the cloth, letting the heat work magic and relax those wrinkles.
However, you should always iron  on the reverse side of the fabric and use the lowest heat setting possible. Avoid using the iron directly on delicate fabrics or decorations.
4. Use Wrinkle Releaser Spray
This fast-acting solution will have your garment looking picture-perfect in no time. Hang the dress up and mist the wrinkled areas with the spray.
Let it penetrate the fabric for a few minutes, then use your hands or lightly tug it to smooth out the wrinkles.
If you still see creases, gently massage the fabric with your fingertips or a brush.
5. Use A Damp Towel
If the fabric is safe for this method, gently press the wrinkles out with a damp towel and a warm iron.
First, to remove wrinkles from a dress spread out a damp white towel and place the garment on it, ensuring the wrinkled areas are touching the towel.
“Wrinkles are fleeting guests on the fabric of your dress; treat them with care, and they shall depart, leaving a masterpiece of elegance.”– Howkapow Gift Site
Gently push the fabric down with your hands, applying light pressure. Cover the wrinkled area with the damp cloth and press with the iron set to a low setting.
After a few hours (or even overnight), take off the dress and hang it on a hanger to air dry.
Which Is Better: Ironing Or Steaming?
The most reliable tactic to remove those pesky wrinkles is to iron it – the heat from the iron helps to relax the fabric fibers, which reduces the surface wrinkles and gives it an overall refreshed look.
Steaming is also a gentle way to remove wrinkles without damaging the dress fabric. Still, with that, you’ll want to hang your dress first to ensure the material relaxes properly.
Whichever way you choose, you’ll be left with a wrinkle-free dress. Check out these ways to do with a wedding dress after a divorce here.
What fabrics are not suitable for steaming?
Fabrics unsuitable for steaming generally include materials that are very delicate or prone to water damage; these include materials like suede and waxed jackets.
How long will it take for a dress to dry after it has been steamed?
A dress typically takes 10 minutes and one hour to dry completely after being steamed.
What’s the cost of having a bridal gown steamed?
Generally, a steaming service costs $65, and a wedding dress costs $105-$165. But how can you store the wedding dress before the wedding?
In my experience, smoothing out wrinkles from a wedding dress isn’t rocket science, but it does need care. The bathroom method—steam from a hot shower—is a life-saver.
Simply hanging your dress in the steam can work wonders. My personal favorite? A good steamer. It’s an investment, not just for your big day but for clothing care in general.
And the steam iron comes in handy, too, especially for stubborn creases. These tips have saved me more than once, but remember, each dress is unique.
Treat yours with care, and it’ll look stunning when it matters.
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