Wedding Accessories: How Can I Unwrinkle My Wedding Veil?


My wedding is in two weeks and I just received my wedding veil in the mail -- it was folded up in a box and is completely wrinkled. How can I safely get out the wrinkles? I really don't want to have to take it somewhere -- I have too much to do!


Hang up your wedding veil right away so that it hangs freely without touching the floor. Within a day or two, the wrinkles should fall out on their own. If they're not completely gone, try hanging it in a steamy bathroom, or use a hair dryer on the lowest setting, holding it at least 12 inches away from the veil, and keeping it moving constantly so as not to overheat or scorch any one spot. Whatever you do, don't take an iron to it, as it could melt the delicate material. While you should be able to smooth out your wedding veil on your own, if worse comes to worse you can always take it to a dry cleaner, who can press it properly within a day or so.

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