Stop trying to iron heavily embroidered, delicate fabric with needlepoint precision with an iron that’s 3 inches wide, could melt the fabric any moment, and on top of that sometimes fluctuates in temperature. Steam! Steam, steam, steam. After doing one wedding with a steamer, and subsequently purchasing one for my own home use (and to field test them a bit) I have sworn to recommend steamers to every bride I come across. Use it now, use it for your big day, use it on mens, womens, childrens, household, basically anything. One of my favorite perks for Indian weddings is that with a few helpful hands, you can actually steam a sari in about 2 minutes, no joke. Even by yourself, it is far easier than ironing and there is no big risk of damage. Many people ask what I use, I bought a full size Jimmy steamer and I intend to use it from now till forever. If you ask me, I recommend you do the same. If you are shy on price point, put it on your registry and get a little help from all those people who are eager to give you something you’ll actually use and cherish.
I'm sharing some tips, tricks, and best practices to help you get the most out of your wedding planning.