Having a destination wedding is stressful but exciting all at the same time. With so many things to coordinate and ensure are complete by the time you board your flight or make the drive to your destination. From the venue decor, guests arriving at different times, caterers and making sure everything is set with your bridal party, there’s a large amount of ground to cover.
Speaking of your bridal party, there’s always that slight chance someone might forget something, or outfits get damaged while in transit. One outfit which we can’t afford having this happen to, is the brides wedding dress. Regardless of the amount of money spent on the dress, transportation of the dress is a very important job.
The Timing of Getting Your Dress Cleaned
Most people will get their dress cleaned before the wedding. If you must travel with your dress, be sure to liaise with your dressmaker as to cleaning instructions for your dress. Book a dry-cleaning facility as well as a precautionary measure. That way if there are any outfits within the bridal party which got some dirt on it while in transit, they can be cleaned in time for your big day.
Get the Dress Packed for You
Once you’ve completed your final fitting, get your dressmaker or bridal boutique to pack the wedding dress for you. This should ensure its packed correctly and the chances of it getting damaged are minimal.
Packaging Your Wedding Dress, Yourself
If you’ve forgotten to arrange for your dress to be packaged in preparation for your trip, we’ve put together a list of steps for you to follow to ensure your dress is packed correctly.
- Get yourself a travel box for your wedding dress
- Pick up some acid free tissue paper to line the inside of the box
- If your dress has a train, place this into the box first with some tissue paper over the train and tuck it in.
- Place the rest of your dress into the box ensuring the bodice is facing the top
- Place more acid free tissue paper over the top of the wedding dress
- Place your veil on top of the tissue paper
- Secure the box for transportation
Besides for committing yourself to the love of your life, your wedding dress is an important aspect of it. When packing everything for your wedding, you can place the hoops of your dress (if you have any) into separate packaging. You’ll need to remember to check with the airline you are flying with to see what their hand luggage limitations are for you to take the dress on as hand luggage.
The biggest regret some brides have had was putting their wedding dresses into their suitcase and this is with good reason. There’s always the chance of your bag not arriving and if you haven’t sealed your liquids tightly, it might have leaked onto your dress. If you do need to make use of a suitcase for your wedding dress, be sure to line the inside of your suitcase with waterproof material and have your bag covered when you get to the airport.
Take Care with Handling Your Wedding Dress
If you are planning a destination wedding and are on the hunt for the most appropriate dress for the occasion, be sure to visit Ever After Bridal Wedding Boutique. With many years of experience in the industry, not only will they assist you in finding your dress, but they’ll help you make sure it arrives at your wedding destination ready for your big day.