When you decide to get married abroad, one of the biggest questions you will have, is how to transport your wedding dress without ruining it. It is becoming increasingly more difficult and expensive to bring luggage on flights, but your dress must be treated with kindness.
With a little advance preparation, you can ensure your dress will arrive safe and well, and you will look radiant on your wedding day.
When you order your dress, also order a wedding dress box to transport it in. It will cost a little extra, but it’s definitely worth it.
Wedding Dress on a Plane
Buy Priority Seating on your flight and if possible book the front row seats. In this way you are sure the overhead luggage area is free when you get onto the plane. You will not be wandering up and down the plane searching for a free space.
Put the boxed dress into the overhead luggage space with nothing around it that may topple during the flight. Inform the cabin crew that it’s your Wedding Dress in the box, and they will be aware of your concerns and should help place it safely in the overhead locker.
Arrival at the Wedding Hotel
When you arrive at your hotel, unpack and hang the dress up straight away so that any creases may fall out naturally.
Depending on the fabric of your dress, steam can be used to remove any remaining creases, so hang your dress on the inside of the bathroom door while you shower.
Before travelling, enquire with your hotel if they have a professional laundry service where your dress could be pressed. Do not chance using the iron in your hotel room, you will not be familiar with the heat settings and risking a scorch mark is simply not worth it.
Veils cannot be ironed, so do not try!
Travelling Home from your Wedding
For the return journey, in advance of travel, buy a vacuum storage bag. Place your dress carefully into the bag and ask the hotel if you can borrow their vacuum cleaner for a few minutes to suck out the air. You can then bring your dress home flat.
Sometimes the simplest pieces of advice can make the difference. At Marry Me in Lake Garda we have pretty much seen, heard and experienced it all. It would be our pleasure to share our expert advice with you, call us to arrange a consultation and find out more about what we can offer you.
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