So your Paris wedding is all set. Your Pinterest board is made and you know exactly what picture you want on the Trocadero looking over the Eiffel tower. One small problem. How on earth are you getting your wedding dress to France?! Here are our tips and tricks on how to travel with your wedding dress.
Delta airlines accommodates to the jet-setter bride on and off the plane. You can reassure your worrying thoughts over a wrinkled crepe silk by checking their website dedicated to destination wedding voyages. They also offer an Early Valet program where a flight attendant can take your precious baby to be hung in the first-class closet 45 minutes prior to boarding.
Place Your Garment in the Overhead Bin
There are two options here. Either roll your gown from the hanger up and place it in your overhead compartment. Then pray for a lack of turbulence. The other option is to place your garment horizontally over your suit-case and hopefully, your SO's, but also probably a stranger's. In this case, it is ESSENTIAL that you check the guidelines and regulations for a carry-on requirement for your airline.
"Honey, I need to, it's for the dress." This is a sure fire way to get first priority over closet space, and isn't there a rule about a bride getting quality beauty rest a week before her big day?!
Make Your Wedding Gown your Travel Partner
We know this is incredibly extra - but when you have a piece of clothing that is 5 months rent maybe purchasing the seat next to you is worth it. This option eliminates stress, and could possibly be more affordable that purchasing a first class ticket.
Pack with Love
There is always the option to ship the dress. Coordinate with a friend, hotel or relative in your arrival destination to ship your dress 2 weeks prior to the wedding. This is not the time for a delayed shipment. Do not attempt to pack your shipment yourself, bring it to your bridal shop or consult an expert. INSURE INSURE INSURE.
Travel With a Steamer
God's 11th deadly sin would be to walk down the aisle in a wrinkled wedding dress. Pack a steamer - NOT AN IRON (for obvious reasons).