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Wrinkle Wednesday

I'm working on dress shopping and am feeling the pressure. My goal is to purchase a dress by the end of the month. 

There's a dress I love which I have yet to try on (the closest carrier is two hours away), but it's taffeta. My concern with any dress is the tendency for it to wrinkle during wear. What material were your dresses made of? Was wrinkling a concern for you? 

I know this seems silly to worry about, but I don't want to appear a hot wrinkly mess. Also, I don't know much about taffeta --- or any other fancy materials, to be honest. Please share what you know! 
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Re: Wrinkle Wednesday

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    My SIL had a taffeta dress and I didn't notice any exorbitant amount of wrinkling. I agree with HisGirl that if it fits properly and has a decent amount of fabric (thickness, not excess), it should be fine.

    I did wear a satin BM dress once with an organza overlay, and it wrinkled HORRIBLY. Some of it was due to it not fitting properly (they had to alter it down four sizes -- long story -- and did the best they could to get it to fit), but a lot was just due to the flimsy and creasing nature of the fabric. We all looked a mess by the time photos came around.

    ETA: my dress is lace and tulle. I have a bit of a concern about the lining under the lace creasing and showing after I've sat for a while, but not enough to actually worry about it.


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  • My dress was mostly satin (matte satin not shiny satin) with some crushed organza flower accents. I really never once worried about it getting wrinkly and I don't think it did really wrinkle.  I mean, unless you plan on gathering up the material and crushing it in your hand or rolling around on the floor then you really won't get too many wrinkles.

    I would just consider how you plan on getting to your venue, meaning I would probably put the dress on at the venue rather then at your home/hotel and then smooch yourself into a car or limo.

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  • I can't help, but that is an absolutely beautiful photo, @hisgirlfriday13.
    Ditto! Stunning.
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  • Thanks!! I really loved it.
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  • @hisgirlfriday13 beautiful dress. My Dress is lace and organza I believe I'm not too worried about it wrinkling 

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  • @hisgirlfriday13 - Wow, that is a Gorgeous photo and beautiful dress!
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  • @hisgirlfriday13, gorgeous. And it's funny to see a picture of you because I was convinced that you were Scarlett. lol. 

    I think most dresses are structured in such a way that wrinkling shouldn't be a big concern. Do you have a pic of the dress? 
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  • @FiancB -- I actually kind of felt like either Scarlett or Melanie Wilkes on my wedding day because of how big the skirt of my dress was!
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  • My dress is taffeta and tulle which unfortunately it has wrinkles in the bottom but it is mostly because I had to transport it in a garment bag. The dress is a ball gown and the garment bag wasn't the best for it. Going to steam it again after a hem and that should fix the issue.
  • I can't help, but that is an absolutely beautiful photo, @hisgirlfriday13.
    ditto!
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    @FiancB, here it is:

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    Obviously I'd never purchase it without trying it on, but the whole subject of wrinkling made me think this will be a factor with most dresses that don't have some type of lace overlay. 

    And @HisGirlFriday13, thank you for the photo. I agree, you & your dress are lovely! 
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  • Oooh, that's pretty!! I have no idea what the likelihood of that wrinkling is, but you can ask them when you try it on.
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  • Hm, it's hard to say. It was definitely a factor for me when I was basically planning a DW, and I got something that had a lot of ruching and a really fluffy skirt so that wrinkling would be kind of impossible, since I had no idea where I would get it pressed if it needed it. Will you be in a situation where you can get it pressed a day or two before the wedding?
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  • Pretty dress!  I would take a look at it when you try it on.  More then likely it is hanging up tight next to other dresses which is a great position to get wrinkles.  If it doesn't look too bad when you try it on (you know after it has been tried on a lot and pushed up against other dresses) then there is a good possibility that it won't wrinkle badly on your wedding day.

  • A lot of the time, dress stores will have the dresses in garment bags so theywill be smushed up against other dresses and packed in tight. This could be a good hint to whether or not it will wrinkle. Try judging it based on how wrinkle it got in the garment bag. If it is just slightly wrinkled then you should be fine.

  • Mine is... some kind of poly-blend, I think? I don't even know, to be honest. It's a Jessica McClintock, and was 75 bucks on ebay. It's been mostly sitting in a giant ball in a plastic bag in the bottom of my closet until I finalize my shoes and go get the dress hemmed (it fits perfectly everywhere else, but it's like 2 feet too long for me). I've pulled it out a few times to show people, and no wrinkles. I cannot stand dresses that wrinkle!
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  • @HisGirlFriday13, you (and your dress) are stunning. Hilariously, I had this mental picture of you looking more like your siggy (even though I know that isn't you).

    Nice to have a real face to a screen name :)
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  • Mine is... some kind of poly-blend, I think? I don't even know, to be honest. It's a Jessica McClintock, and was 75 bucks on ebay. It's been mostly sitting in a giant ball in a plastic bag in the bottom of my closet until I finalize my shoes and go get the dress hemmed (it fits perfectly everywhere else, but it's like 2 feet too long for me). I've pulled it out a few times to show people, and no wrinkles. I cannot stand dresses that wrinkle.

    *box box box*

    Ummm, what? Your wedding dress is balled up in the bottom of your closet? Why??

    I know that you only paid $75 for it, but it's still your wedding dress -- why is it not hanging up?


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  • Mine was satin with a pick up skirt.  I put it on at the chapel and didn't sit down until we got in the car to head to the reception.  I didn't notice any wrinkles in any of the pictures that showed me from behind.   
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    Ummm, what? Your wedding dress is balled up in the bottom of your closet? Why??

    I know that you only paid $75 for it, but it's still your wedding dress -- why is it not hanging up?
    Because It's less likely to get damaged being stuffed back into the box it was shipped in than hanging in the over-stuffed closet. It has beading and sequins on the straps/bust area, so it's wrapped up in two layers of plastic so nothing snags. If it was hanging in the closet, I'd have to put it into a thicker garment bag so that other hangers wouldn't snag it when I take things in and out, and there's currently not enough room with all my winter suits and sweaters. When I switch back over to spring/summer wardrobe (when the weather eventually stops being shitty), I'll have room for the dress. And, to be honest, I'm so uninterested in this wedding at all that I don't really care that the dress isn't hung up.
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  • sarahufl said:
    @HisGirlFriday13, you (and your dress) are stunning. Hilariously, I had this mental picture of you looking more like your siggy (even though I know that isn't you).

    Nice to have a real face to a screen name :)
    I also had a moment of "who is that random picture of".  Between the profile icon and siggy I was expecting a brunette.  
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  • *box box box*

    Ummm, what? Your wedding dress is balled up in the bottom of your closet? Why??

    I know that you only paid $75 for it, but it's still your wedding dress -- why is it not hanging up?
    Because It's less likely to get damaged being stuffed back into the box it was shipped in than hanging in the over-stuffed closet. It has beading and sequins on the straps/bust area, so it's wrapped up in two layers of plastic so nothing snags. If it was hanging in the closet, I'd have to put it into a thicker garment bag so that other hangers wouldn't snag it when I take things in and out, and there's currently not enough room with all my winter suits and sweaters. When I switch back over to spring/summer wardrobe (when the weather eventually stops being shitty), I'll have room for the dress. And, to be honest, I'm so uninterested in this wedding at all that I don't really care that the dress isn't hung up.
    Not trying to be a PITA (honest), but... Why aren't you interested in the wedding? Is it not what you envisioned for your wedding, or are you disinterested in getting married altogether?


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    sarahufl said:

    @HisGirlFriday13, you (and your dress) are stunning. Hilariously, I had this mental picture of you looking more like your siggy (even though I know that isn't you).

    Nice to have a real face to a screen name :)

    I also had a moment of "who is that random picture of".  Between the profile icon and siggy I was expecting a brunette.  

    LOL! Nope. I'm naturally blonde, although I had my hair ombred last week and now it's a little darker than the photo.

    I hadn't thought of that, though -- I do use brunettes on here, don't I?
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  • Not trying to be a PITA (honest), but... Why aren't you interested in the wedding? Is it not what you envisioned for your wedding, or are you disinterested in getting married altogether?
    Never wanted a traditional wedding, but that is what FI and his family want. As FI is paying for the bulk of the wedding (I've only contributed as much as I would have been willing to pay for us to fly our immediate families and closest friends to Vegas for a weekend), we're apparently having a wedding. I've done all the research, dealt with all the vendors, DIY'd everything I could to keep the budget in check (FI is not good with finances and has come very close to letting his father and sister talk him into getting things for the wedding that we absolutely cannot afford because he has difficulty telling them no), and I'm just burnt out. I'm sure I'll be excited once the day rolls around since I did plan a pretty kickass party, but I have been so over this wedding for over a year - and we still have 4 months to go. *sigh*
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  • @hisgirlfriday13 I am LOVING your dress. it's beautiful!!
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