How to properly iron a veil at home. How to steam a wedding veil.

These are Wedding Veil Care Rules You Need to Follow or How to iron a wedding veil.

Method 1. Iron

Is it possible to iron with an iron - yes, if you set the "special mode".
You need to iron through gauze or a thin cloth dipped in water. If there is a lot of décors on things - beads, sequins, rhinestones, then ironing with an iron can damage them.

For more stubborn wrinkles use a clothing iron. But make sure to use the LOWEST (!) heat setting (nylon) on your iron. When ironing you need to move fairly quickly but very carefully. If you leave the heat set on the veil too long in one spot it will melt the veiling. Just keep the iron moving and you should be fine. It really doesn't take long to remove wrinkles with a little heat. You can even use a clean white cotton cloth between the iron and the veil although it will be tricky to maneuver. You could tape it to the iron too. Make sure to wrap the piece of cotton up around the iron so the tape is high and not on the heated part at all! and make sure there are no wrinkles on the cotton cloth.

You need to iron through gauze or a thin cloth dipped in water

You can also use the iron to shape the veil so it has a nice cupping shape and lays over your face (you will probably still need some bobbies pins. But here are some steps on how to shape and iron your veil:

  1. Make sure your iron and ironing board are clean
  2. Turn on your iron to the lowest heat setting (nylon)
  3. Place the veil upside down on the ironing board so the side that will be touching your face is facing upwards
  4. Hold the veil by the comb
  5. Iron out all the wrinkles (do this first and let it cool for a few minutes if needed)
  6. Then shape your veil
  7. While holding the veil, shape by ironing with the front half/ front side of the iron on the lower half of the veil
  8. And remember to keep the iron moving!

The same goes for a long tulle veil as a birdcage style veil.
Use the lowest heat setting (nylon) and keep the iron moving. You may need to iron it more than once but let it cool before going over it again.

Method 2. Steam generator

How to iron a veil at home, avoiding assemblies - steam with a steam generator.
Steam material vertically: hang the veil on hangers or hooks; walk on it with a steamer (you can use an iron turned on in the desired mode); at a distance of 10-15 cm.

Steam material vertically: hang the veil on hangers or hooks


Method 3. Hot steam in the bathroom

Soothe wrinkles in the bathroom with a hot shower.
Attach the veil to a hanger and hang it on the bathroom door while you shower. You can also hang a curtain on the bathroom door and leave a hot shower for 15 minutes. The steam from the shower will help smooth out the wrinkles on your veil.
Let the veil dry and check for wrinkles. If they still exist, you can repeat this step or try a different method. Sometimes this steam method is not entirely effective for heavily wrinkled veils.
Note: Do not place the curtain directly on the shower or on the shower door - it should be placed on the bathroom door, not the shower door.


You can smooth out tulle in the bathroom

Method 4. Water and hair dryer

A spray bottle with water and a hair dryer will smooth out bumps on an elegant tulle dress: spray the bumps with water, turn on the hair dryer - dry the dress, directing the air flow vertically down.

turn on the hair dryer - dry the dress, directing the air flow vertically down

Method 5. Using a spray bottle

 Lightly blend wrinkles with a spray bottle.

Using a spray bottle filled with warm water (or a product such as a branded anti-wrinkle product), lightly mist the veil, holding it about 10 inches/25 cm away from the sprayer. Make sure that the veil does not get wet, but only slightly misted.

Shake the veil gently to smooth out wrinkles and hang it to dry.

The veil will come in a box and not very wrinkled, but these methods will help you smooth it out.

Don't worry, you'll be fine.


Tulle - what kind of fabric is it: a thin mesh, capricious and requires a gentle attitude. It is used for: for sewing festive clothes, for example, wedding dresses, veils, birdcage veils, fluffy skirts, petticoats.

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