With all the countless details involved in making the wedding day into a success, one of the most crucial elements of the day itself may just be the most difficult to transport – the bride’s wedding dress. Over the years, destination weddings have become even more popular, requiring more and more wedding elements to be transported. Also, the vast availability of couture wedding dresses from different fashion capitals adds up to the main problem which every single bride dreads – how do brides travel with their wedding dress?
Photo: Christy Wilson Photography
Thankfully, there are now different ways on how brides and wedding planners tackle this tricky little problem. Here are a couple ideas which have been previously tried and tested by brides themselves:
Take a chance.
Of course, placing the gown in a transparent case and carrying it around the airport and onto the aircraft will get you a gaze or two from those around you. Gamble on the chance that flight attendants might just be willing to help you with your dress by storing it in the closet or hanging it in a safe place by the galley. In some instances, other passengers are willing to be of help to the bride and might share their overhead bin space so the dress can lay flat. But if you are feeling lucky, there is a huge chance that the seat next to you might just be free, leaving you and your wedding dress in peace.
Front row act.
If you happen to book your flight early, make sure to get premium seats at the front row to be able to gain access to the front closets. The seats might come a little pricey without the discount but then being able to hang your dress upright and also being able to see it all throughout the flight just might be a priceless convenience.
Carry a carry-on.
To keep it safe, pack the wedding dress into luggage that follows the suggested dimensions of the overhead bins for your designated aircraft. Pro tip: bring the luggage to the wedding dress shop and have their staff pack it for you to lessen the wrinkles. Make sure to label your suitcase properly and to also allot time for steaming and pressing when you arrive at the wedding location.
A little extra on the side.
If you are willing to splurge for the dress and have saved some for the logistics as well, why not go all the way and book your wedding dress a seat? Get it a window seat to further avoid any untoward accidents and also make sure that you aren’t flying alone so you’ll have a helping hand for longer hauls and connecting flights.