Fabric Steamer for a Wedding Dress
If you are getting married, you have plenty of things to take care of. Getting rid of wrinkles in your dress is not likely to be high priority. But if you order a wedding dress online or will travel for your ceremony, it is going to be a problem you will need to solve. Ordering an inexpensive fabric steamer for a wedding dress, or any of the wedding party dresses, is a great alternative to spending more to have it done for you.
You will have a few options. One of them is hiring someone to professionally press your wedding gown, which will normally cost around $100. If you want to save some money, you can do it yourself and still get a professional pressed look by buying a garment steaming. See below for photos of what a steamer can do.
Depending on the model you choose, you can do this for $25- $50 and have it for your bridesmaids dresses and even other garments after the big day. The great thing about a fabric steamer for a wedding dress is they are very gentle on fabric, even silk. They work around the beading, something an iron could not do.
If you are interested in buying a clothes steamer, you’ll need to learn how to correctly use it. All brands get good and bad reviews, but many of the poor reviews come from people who simply did not read the instructions. If you don’t learn to use one, your dress and other garments will get wet, you may get burned, and overall you’ll see poor results.
If you are planning to travel for your wedding, you will need to purchase a hand held travel steamer. These are smaller, and will need to be refilled more often, but may be less of a risk than using an unknown seamstress to get the job done right. If you travel Internationally, you need a Dual Voltage Clothes Steamer or a converter (This will be the case with all electrical products you use in a foreign country).
Here are some great handheld steamers from Amazon
If you are not traveling for your ceremony, I’d purchase something with more power, which will get the job done faster. Look for the highest rated steamers to get the best results.
Here are some pictures of a wedding dress done by hand using the Conair GS4 Compact Steamer