Your wedding veil (wedding shawl/ wedding cape/ wedding bolero) has been folded tightly during transit. As a result there will be deep and noticeable wrinkles, especially for cathedral length veils. After receiving your wedding veil be sure to hang it up properly. For longer chapel and cathedral veil lengths – more than 90″ or so – there can be a lot of material to tame. Your best bet with a long veil is to fold it. Then, place the folded veil over a sturdy hanger.
WHAT: PROPERLY STORE YOUR LONG VEIL
WHEN: MONTHS TO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Your veils has been folded tightly for packaging. Smooth out wrinkles. Fold the veil width wise in half and again smooth out wrinkles. Fold until the veil is about 12″ – 15″ wide, smoothing out the wrinkles as you go.
Using a hanger, carefully slide the veil onto the hanger from the top. When the hanger reaches mid-point of the veil, pull the hanger up so the veil hangs nicely.
To protect your veil from dust and other potentially harmful foreign matter, it is a smart idea to keep it within a breathable garment bag. Once you have properly hung up your veil and placed it in a bridal garment bag, hang in an uncrowded closet at room temperature.
WHAT: GET RID OF WRINKLES
WHEN: A WEEK BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
A few days to a week before your big day, it is time to take your bridal veil out of the closet or garment bag in order to get it ready for the big day.
Use the Steam from your shower! Unfold longer wedding veils and clip the comb with a bridal veil storage clip. Hang the veil from a high rod or door and allow the entire veil to extend without any folds; let any small wrinkles release naturally.
Sometimes those hard to remove wrinkles are so deep that even the steam from the shower just wont work. You can use a handheld steamer yourself, or find a a good seamstress who should be able to steam the wrinkles out of your veil for you.
Another option is to take your veil to a local professional dry cleaner for steaming. This is also a safe way to clean your garments after the wedding.