Destination weddings means a lot of logistics issues for the couple and for the guests. Focusing on the bride’s tons of worries, packing the wedding dress and bringing it to a far off place can be quite cumbersome. Do not stress! Here are some tips to cross that out of your worries:
Ask your designer to use a travel-friendly fabric
Work closely with your designer to make him or her understand what you want for your wedding. Consider the climate and the traveling that you need to do. The best fabrics will lace, chiffon, and silk charmeuse that are all comfortable and lightweight.
Ask your bridal salon
Maybe all you need to do is ask your bridal salon and they can pack it ready for you. They know where to place inserts so the wedding gown will not be deformed during your transit.
If you need to stuff the bodice of the gown, make sure you use acid-free materials. Make sure you also put enough materials in between every layer or fold. Use white tissues paper when you have a white dress and go a shade lighter if you are packing a colored gown. Enclose your wedding gown in dry-cleaner plastic bags for added protection before placing it in your garment bag.
Hand carry it
You do not want to be at your destination while your dress is somewhere lost on the other side of the continent or planet. Carry the wedding gown onto the plane with you. You can contact your airline and request if you can put it in a closet in flight or if you got no choice, lay it flat in the overhead bin.