It’s really an easy question if you will think about it from the standpoint of how important this day is. Ask yourself, what is all this wedding or event planning for? If you’ve poured a lot of money, time and effort on your wedding, will it hurt to go an extra mile for the linen tablecloths, runners, chair covers and sashes that will be the most photographed background? Yes, we’re talking about enhancing the appearance of your wedding linens by ironing them.
Your wedding linen ensemble speaks volumes about who you are. It reflects your style, your personality. It normally sets the tone for your big event and helps in your guests overall experience at the wedding.
Who doesn’t find crisp and neatly pressed linens impressive? They don’t only represent excellent event planning skills but also show how detail-oriented you are! (If we must say, ugly fold lines and crumpled linens don’t really exude class.)
We know that looking at the pile of linens you bought for your wedding can be a little bit overwhelming. But fret not. There are ways to address this in easy and can-be fun ways!
One week (or two) before your special event, check your linens and see if you’ve got everything ready. Before hitting the ironing board, make sure that you’ve read the care and ironing instruction for your linens. If you intend to create an “ironing team,” it is highly-recommended that you print the care instructions and give them copies.
- If you know that you have plenty of linens to iron, do them in small batches. Example, if you have 25 linens, schedule ironing five of them each day. Or, make it fun! Have your mom or sibling involved! Take turns in ironing them.
- Hang the ironed tablecloths in portable garment racks. Putting chair covers in hangers after ironing them is also a great idea, especially when you need to transport your linens from your house to the wedding venue.
- Use a steam iron. If you don’t have one, fill up an empty cologne spray bottle with water (make sure it’s been washed) and use it as an alternative.
- If you plan to use a clothing steamer to press your linens on your actual wedding day, schedule doing so 6-8 hours before the wedding proper.
People love weddings, so don’t hesitate to ask for help. The real secret here is time management — set a date where all your schedules meet. This can be a bonding moment between you and your friends. Or it can be an opportunity for the bride’s relatives to meet the groom’s side. Make it fun — have little chats while ironing, play some music and end the day with bites and drinks.
Don’t forget, this is that one special day that you’ve all planned for! Do whatever you can to make it extra special and memorable. You wouldn’t want guests to remember your day as one that had “crumpled linens.” You don’t want that. Let your neatly pressed linens welcome them into your wedding venue. Promise, this is something that they’ll be more than excited to tweet about.
Then you’d ask, “Who wrote the rules?”
We didn’t. Your wedding photos probably.