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Wrinkled Tablecloths...

So I remember Liz talking about how she didn't get her tablecloths pressed and regretted it.. 

I'm buying satin tablecloths from linentablecloth.com - once they come in, what do I do? Where do I go? How much will it cost? How close to the wedding should I get them steamed or pressed or whatever term is used to smooth them out?! Can I DIY or no?

Just one of those things that I had been thinking about and decided to ask now before I forget about and am freaking out once they arrive all creased where the folds are...

OH - and also, I just wanted to point out that I had a crazy wedding dream...

We weren't at the right church and so since it was smaller, Ifelt cramped and things were disorganized. I picked up a trumpet and was going to play "here comes the bride" because the musician wasn't there (mind you, we are not having a trumpet player, haha) My hair wasn't done (it was clipped to the side and I had it all in one braid casually) so I was freaking out. I didn't have nails... no polish, they were extremely short, and just simply bare. I didn't have my shoes. And my dad wanted to walk like an old school pimp down the aisle... with some swagger and all. Oh and then because I forgot my shoes (and are important for a photo-op since they're TOMS, my BM and I drove to get them but we almost spun out twice because it was storming and she drives crazy fast so we were having fun ... but it was a near death experience). 

Sooooo I'm hoping I don't have anymore like that. I was not too happy, haha - but I was glad to wake up and realize it was just a dream! [:

HAPPY SATURDAY EVERYONE!! 

Re: Wrinkled Tablecloths...

  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_wrinkled-tablecloths?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:e1bcd4b6-6cc6-4ee3-a6e8-5bcb45576a54Post:72a91d3f-1028-41ae-be9a-0f8ed2ba6531">Wrinkled Tablecloths...</a>:
    [QUOTE]So I remember Liz talking about how she didn't get her tablecloths pressed and regretted it..  I'm buying satin tablecloths from linentablecloth.com - once they come in, what do I do? Where do I go? How much will it cost? How close to the wedding should I get them steamed or pressed or whatever term is used to smooth them out?! Can I DIY or no? Just one of those things that I had been thinking about and decided to ask now before I forget about and am freaking out once they arrive all creased where the folds are... OH - and also, I just wanted to point out that I had a crazy wedding dream... We weren't at the right church and so since it was smaller, Ifelt cramped and things were disorganized. I picked up a trumpet and was going to play "here comes the bride" because the musician wasn't there (mind you, we are not having a trumpet player, haha) <strong>My hair wasn't done (it was clipped to the side and I had it all in one braid casually) so I was freaking out. I didn't have nails... no polish, they were extremely short, and just simply bare.</strong> I didn't have my shoes. And my dad wanted to walk like an old school pimp down the aisle... with some swagger and all. Oh and then because I forgot my shoes (and are important for a photo-op since they're TOMS, my BM and I drove to get them but we almost spun out twice because it was storming and she drives crazy fast so we were having fun ... but it was a near death experience).  Sooooo I'm hoping I don't have anymore like that. I was not too happy, haha - but I was glad to wake up and realize it was just a dream! [: HAPPY SATURDAY EVERYONE!! 
    Posted by Milsey32[/QUOTE]

    I'm useless on the tablecloth topic however, the hair and make-up nightmare has been my most frequent one since we got engaged.  No idea why, but it is a regular dream I have.
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  • matuofmmatuofm member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't know about the cost or timing to get them pressed/steamed/whatever, but my inclination is to say that if it's in the budget to have someone else do it, I'd go with that option.  If they were linen, I'd say do it yourself.  But if they're satin, they're almost certainly polyester.  And I find it really difficult to get wrinkles out of satin, because the high heat and steam that are most effective for removing wrinkles can either melt or spot polyester satin.  :(
  • Sue-n-KevinSue-n-Kevin member
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    edited December 2011
    I have some tablecoths to press as well. It's only 13 days to my wedding, but I'm waiting

    I'm doing mine myself, and think you should at least give it a try. I don't know how many you have, but if you have a standard ironing board, it's not hard. Satin should be ironed from the back, on the "dull" side not the shiny side.

    Put your iron in the lowest temp possible to provide enough heat to have an impact on the wrinkles. It takes practice. If you have a numbering system on your iron, start at about 3 (if your numbers go up to 9 as an example), and start to iron then. This will more than likely not be a "steam" setting. Keep going higher until it's hot enough to take out wrinkles, but not burn the satin. Another method is to use a sheet over the table cloth doing the same thing.

    When I iron very large pieces of fabric like a table cloth, I fold it in half. Just don't iron around the fold or else you are making a crease. You have to iron both sides though as often the heat isn't enough to unwrinkle the wrinkles on the other side. Then, when the wrinkles are out of the majority of the fabric, open it and iron the area that was folded.

    I'm the type that won't pay someone to do something I can do, LOL. It isn't fast, but it's cheaper, LOL.

    Good luck.
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_wrinkled-tablecloths?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:e1bcd4b6-6cc6-4ee3-a6e8-5bcb45576a54Post:f6b5ba9b-becd-4601-9131-260061f00cd4">Re: Wrinkled Tablecloths...</a>:
    [QUOTE]I have some tablecoths to press as well. It's only 13 days to my wedding, but I'm waiting I'm doing mine myself, and think you should at least give it a try. I don't know how many you have, but if you have a standard ironing board, it's not hard. Satin should be ironed from the back, on the "dull" side not the shiny side. Put your iron in the lowest temp possible to provide enough heat to have an impact on the wrinkles. It takes practice. If you have a numbering system on your iron, start at about 3 (if your numbers go up to 9 as an example), and start to iron then. This will more than likely not be a "steam" setting. Keep going higher until it's hot enough to take out wrinkles, but not burn the satin. Another method is to use a sheet over the table cloth doing the same thing. When I iron very large pieces of fabric like a table cloth, I fold it in half. Just don't iron around the fold or else you are making a crease. You have to iron both sides though as often the heat isn't enough to unwrinkle the wrinkles on the other side. Then, when the wrinkles are out of the majority of the fabric, open it and iron the area that was folded.<strong> I'm the type that won't pay someone to do something I can do, LOL. It isn't fast, but it's cheaper, LOL. Good luck.
    </strong>Posted by Sue-n-Kevin[/QUOTE]

    I totally agree -- I think I'll attempt it and give myself a lot of time to work with. Thanks so much for all your help and directions, Sue! [:
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_wrinkled-tablecloths?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:e1bcd4b6-6cc6-4ee3-a6e8-5bcb45576a54Post:4467c054-5070-4ca5-9ae5-1404549448a6">Re: Wrinkled Tablecloths...</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Wrinkled Tablecloths... : I'm useless on the tablecloth topic however, the hair and make-up nightmare has been my most frequent one since we got engaged.  No idea why, but it is a regular dream I have.
    Posted by Allycat11[/QUOTE]

    That's crrrrazy. Since I work with kids I usually give up caring about my appearance but I do like to look good when I go out for drinks, or family events, etc. And while I am totally laid back (many times I've been told that I remind people of a hippie with my 'whatev... go with the flow..' attitude) I do want the fancy schmancy wedding since I'm crossing my fingers it'll be a one-time thing and all lol
  • edited December 2011
      I ordered table overlays and plan on ironing them myself. I'm actually a big dork and LOVE ironing. I find it soothing, so I think it will be a nice thing to do the week before the wedding. I plan on ironing the table overlays and stacking them open, one on top of the other. Then I'll use a shipping tube and roll the overlays around the tube so they don't get any creases.
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