I purchased a simple but lovely birdcage veil from Etsy. The fabric is poufy and needs to be molded to shape my face. The seller recommended that I steam my veil, either by placing it on a ball or bowl in a steamy bathroom or by using a steamer. I am nervous that I am going to mess this up, but the clock is ticking (twelve days to W-Day!). Any pro-tips or possible landmines to avoid before I embark on this process?
OKay, APW, this is a good one! Did you buy (or DIY) one of these beauties, and then get it wrinkled? What’s the best option you found to care for a birdcage wedding veil? Did you accidentally ruin one? Is the steaming process–gasp—foolproof? We need to know!
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I’ve joked all year that 2017 has been 365 days of professional bridesmaiding. Humor aside, though, this year was huge. I had a baby, then three of my best friends got married (and my sister follows this weekend), and it all sort of melded together into one big emotional reunion after another. The last of my BFFs to get married was my oldest childhood friend, Kristina (who you might recognize from my wedding, and possibly from here). Kristina is the first person I told when I started dating my husband (when we were fifteen), she was in the room with me when I gave birth, and I’m pretty sure she actually talked me into getting pregnant when I did, so that I could drink and dance at her wedding unencumbered by pregnancy.…