How to Fluff a Wedding Dress

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A wrinkled wedding dress is one of a bride's worst nightmares. The best move in these circumstances is to take the dress to a professional, but as we all know that is not always possible. Since removing wrinkles is best done the night before the wedding, dry cleaners may not be the way to go. Here are some tips for how to fluff and make your wedding dress wrinkle free at home, if it is not too badly wrinkled.

Adjust your wedding dress and then hang it on the back of your bathroom door, making sure that it is flat against it. After closing the door run a tub full of nothing but steaming hot water. You want the steam in the room to be as thick as a dense fog.

Cover both of your arms with towels so sweat is not transferred to the dress. This could cause damage that would have to be dry cleaned. Using your towel-covered hands run them across the dress tugging slightly on the large wrinkles to flatten them. The smaller wrinkles may take a little longer and need to be done more than once.

Check all sides of the dress and veil to make sure that there are no hidden wrinkles. When you are positive there aren’t any wrinkles left, let the water out of the tub. Bundle your tulle underneath and fluff out your sleeves and crinoline.

It is also possible to steam press your dress by running across it with a light iron on a low setting. However, you have to be careful and make sure not to scorch or burn. Tuck your dress back into the bag when done and hang it in a place where it won't get damaged on the wait for the big day to come.