Frequent user February 2020 Ontario

Satin Wedding Gown Advice

Liarra, on 15/August/2019 at 14:56 Posted in Wedding fashion
Hey guys,

I'm just looking for any tips and tricks you may know about caring for a Mikado Satin gown. I have heard they wrinkle very easily which is a concern of mine because we are taking photos before the ceremony at a separate location, meaning there may be some sitting down in between (unless I get a party bus where I can stand up). My other concern is water drops/snow landing on the dress and leaving watermarks? We're getting married in February and photos will be outside. Unsure if anyone has any experience with this type of material. It's all new to me.

Thanks in advance.



  • Liarra
    Frequent user February 2020 Ontario
    Liarra ·
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    Thank you so much! I’ll definitely ask my seamstress when I get around to going!
  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Admin January 2030 Galway
    Cliodhna ·

    Hey there Liarra!

    I've heard of people spraying clothing with a starch solution to help it stiffen and decrease wrinkling. I don't know if this is something you could do with satin, however, it's definitely worth looking in to.

    Perhaps your seamstress, or the store where you got the dress has some advice or tips on how to handle this

  • Liarra
    Frequent user February 2020 Ontario
    Liarra ·
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    Oh gosh, I’d be mega eye rolling if someone spilled wine or something dark on my dress lol. I don’t blame you there.

    Yeah im totally expecting minor water stains if it’s snowing. And I’m fine with that. To be honest I’m more worried about the A to B from hotel to the park where we’re taking photos because I know it’s going to wrinkle. I’ll definitely look into portable steamers, that’s a great suggestion! It’ll have to be battery powered lol. Once photos are over I don’t care too much if it wrinkles a bit before the ceremony. No one will notice that.

    I probably should have looked into how high maintenance satin is as a fabric before buying my dress. I just hadn’t really considered the issues before hand. Definitely gives me a bit of dress regret. I’m sure it’ll all end up better than I’m anticipating in my head!

    congratulations by the way!
  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
    I think you’re just going to have to be really careful and be fine with the fact that you’re most-likely going to end up with a stain of some sort on your dress pre-ceremony. I had a tulle dress and didn’t realize how dirty it was going to get from our outdoor photographs (along with people spilling drinks on me throughout the night, but that’s entirely something else *cue eye roll*).

    Could you wait to put your dress on after you arrive for your photographs? That’s the best way I can think of preventing wrinkles, OR can you steam satin? If someone brings a portable steamer with them, it could take care of the sitting wrinkles.

    Best of luck with it! I wanted a satin dress so much except my wedding was earlier this month and I knew I would sweat a storm up in it lol.

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