26 Nov Travel Tips To Secure Your Destination Wedding Gown
Maggie Sottero, style Alistaire Lynette: This decadent fit and flare dress captivates with a combination of eye-catching lace, tulle and horsehair. Intricate beading compliments the sweetheart neckline, while matching beaded spaghetti straps harmonize with the sheer, lace-covered back. Available colors: Ivory over Blush (pictured above), Ivory or Antique Ivory. Available sizes: 0-28.
New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh has a stunning selection of designer wedding dresses. Your dream gown is here waiting for you to find it. If your dress is destined for out-of-town nuptials, this post can help you take the worry and guesswork out of getting it from Point A to Point B. The first thing we have to advise is do not pack your dress in a suitcase. Put it in a garment bag. The following post offers details for safely placing your gown in a bag.
Pack Up Your Wedding Dress in a Garment Bag with Care
Most wedding dresses have trains and many have lots of fabric, so gathering up your wedding dress neatly into a garment bag isn’t necessarily an intuitive task. Here’s how to pack up your wedding dress properly and avoid getting wrinkles in your dress during the flight. First, stick the hanger of the dress through the top of the garment bag and hang it up high so you can work with the wedding dress. Then, take the left side of the gown and the right side of the gown and fold them into each other toward the center. From there, take the bottom of the train and roll it up until the fabric is contained within the garment bag. Once inside, it’s time to zip it up — carefully. Whenever you zip up a garment bag with delicate fabric inside, make sure to place a finger on the other side of the zipper as you guide it up so that the dress doesn’t get caught in its tongs. Read more at Brides
Allure Bridals, style C505: This exquisite A-line wedding gown showcases sheer illusion paneling for ultimate romance. Lose yourself in this delightful design featuring beaded embroidery, lace and English net. Enjoy the elegant wider straps for superior support on the dance floor! Available colors: Silver, Nude, Ivory, Champagne or Nude. Available sizes: 0-30.
We Can Prepare You For Travel
New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh has all the pertinent information you need for your wedding dress travel — and for cleaning and dress preservation after, as well. For instance, our friendly and experienced bridal consultants can recommend whether steaming is suitable for your wedding gown if wrinkling occurs. (Many destination weddings occur in humid locales. Oftentimes, simply hanging your wedding dress the moment you arrive allows gravity to take its toll and remove light wrinkles.)
If you’re travel plans involve flying, don’t trust your dress to checked baggage. While the airlines do their best to keep up with your bags, don’t risk the nightmare of having to wonder where the missing suitcase containing your wedding dress is and will it turn up in time for the ceremony. Keep your dress with you on the plane. This article has more details:
Get a Garment Bag
Many brick & mortar retailers and online shops sell garment bags designed especially for destination wedding travel. It is one investment you’ll be happy you made. Generally, a 72-inch bag is large enough to hold a gown and a train.
Properly Stow Your Dress on the Plane
Once on the plane and passengers have loaded their bags in the overhead compartment, gently place your dress on top of their items by laying it flat. You can also ask the flight attendant if they are willing to hang the garment bag in their coat or storage closet. This will ensure safe travel and minimal wrinkling. Read more at Destination Wedding Details
Kenneth Winston, style 1746: Opulence defined! This sweet satin and organza wedding dress features a gorgeous beaded embroidery pattern that drips glamour. Show off your curves and your chic style in this fitted wedding dress. Available colors: Oyster/Ivory Silver (pictured above), White/White Silver, Champagne/Ivory Silver or Ivory/Ivory Silver. Available sizes: 0-28.
NYB&G of Raleigh Has Your Finishing Touches
You may have numerous accessories in mind to complete your perfect wedding look. No worries — New York Bride & Groom has the veils, capes, coverlets, belts, sashes, jewelry and hair accessories you’ll want to customize your bridal style. It’s easy to focus solely on getting your wedding dress packed and prepared for travel, but don’t forget your accessories. The post below provides more great suggestions:
Don’t Forget Your Extras
What you can — and absolutely should — include in your carry-on suitcase: all the accessories you plan on wearing with your dress, such as your veil or headpiece, jewelry, lingerie, and shoes.
A do-it-all kit that can be shipped (or used as a carry-on in lieu of a suitcase) is another option for getting your gown out of town. The Original Destination Wedding Kit, sold by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, includes acid-free papers, packing instructions, a stain stick, and a dress box that fits into an overhead bin ($50). Ship through a reputable carrier, like Fed Ex or UPS, and make sure to insure it. Read more at Martha Stewart Weddings
Shop NYB&G of Raleigh For Your Destination Wedding Dress
We have so much to show you. Stop by today; you don’t need an appointment to shop and we encourage picture taking. See for yourself why we are the premier wedding store in the Triangle for fashionable brides and grooms. We look forward to assisting you.