Over the years, Destination Weddings have surged in popularity.
We would say about 4 out of every 10 brides we work with are getting married somewhere other than their hometown.
A question that we are constantly asked is
"How do I safely get my dress to my destination?"
Here is how.
First off NEVER and we mean NEVER pack your gown in your checked luggage.
Have you flown Delta lately?
Pretty sure they lose one of our bags every time we fly with them.
See. This kid flew on Delta.
We have heard of Brides getting their luggage lost and resorting to buying the first white dress they saw when they got to their location.
You want to take your dress as your carry on and don't get pressured into buying a special piece of luggage for you dress. Just make sure that you have a breathable cotton-like garment bag to put your dress in.
Don't get the plastic ones. They tear easily and always give the gowns a funky smell.
Secondly, don't let the dress out of your sight.
Now brides, don't go too overboard on this, but just make sure that you know where it is at all times.
If you stop by and grab a greasy, disgustingly delicious mess we like to refer to as a "Cinnabon", give yourself a high five and put the dress on a chair next to you until you are finished devouring it. Don't leave it with your mom or Fiancé to look after it.
Third, as you board the plane inform the flight attendant that you have your wedding gown and ask where you should put it. The key here is to be kind. If you're not, it's going in the overhead bin. If you are, they will hang in their little closet that they have for the flight attendants and pilots.
Really American Airlines?
Remember Brides, you get more flies with honey than vinegar.
Not too hard is it?
All you have to do is keep your seat backs and tray tables up until take off and you are ready to go.
And does anyone else think it's kinda funny to have a life vest under your seat in case of a water evacuation? We mean, unless you're flying with Captain Sully, I don't think you will be needing it.
And don't even get us started with using the seat cushion for a flotation device.
We think we'll pass.