Are you planning a destination wedding? Or maybe you’re just traveling to your wedding venue with your dress in tow. Either way, traveling with your wedding dress can be stressful. But fear not, we’ve got some tips to help make the process a little easier.
When packing your wedding dress, it’s important to pack it smartly. Fold it carefully and place it in a garment bag. If you’re worried about wrinkles, consider packing tissue paper in the folds. And if you’re really worried about wrinkles, you can always opt for a travel steamer.
Carry It On
One of the best ways to ensure your wedding dress arrives at your destination unscathed is to carry it on the plane with you. Most airlines will allow you to bring a garment bag on board as a carry-on item. This way, you can keep an eye on your dress and make sure it’s handled with care.
Hand Check It
I learn this taking film with me traveling, when approaching the x-rays to have your luggage scanned by TSA, ask them to hand-check your dress to be sure nothing happens to it in that x-ray pass through. TSA will most of the time be happy to check your dress and allow it to bypass the x-rays.
Check with Your Airline
Before you fly, make sure to check with your airline to see if they have any specific rules or regulations regarding wedding dress travel. Some airlines may require you to purchase an extra seat for your dress or check it as a separate item. Knowing these rules ahead of time can save you from any surprises at the airport.
Pack an Emergency Kit
Even if you’re careful with your dress, accidents can happen. That’s why it’s a good idea to pack an emergency kit with items like safety pins, fashion tape, and a small sewing kit. This way, if anything does happen to your dress, you’ll be prepared to fix it on the spot.
Traveling with your wedding dress can be nerve-wracking, but with a little bit of preparation, you can make sure your dress arrives at your destination looking just as beautiful as when you packed it. And if you’re in need of a wedding photographer for your destination wedding, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re experienced in capturing stunning wedding photos no matter where in the world your wedding takes place.
August 4, 2023