…so it arrives safely at your wedding destination… and takes centre stage!
Your wedding dress will no doubt be the most expensive item of clothing you will ever purchase…well it definitely was for me! The thought of letting it out of my sight literally had me in cold sweats!
My wedding dress had two journeys to make…the very long flight from Melbourne to London and then the shorter journey from London to Toulouse. Like I did, I highly recommend taking your wedding dress on board the plane as hand luggage as there is no point risking loss or damage by entrusting it to the airline if you don’t have to.
Most airlines will allow you to take your wedding dress on the plane as hand luggage however, before you travel I suggest contacting your airline personally to find out their policy on this.
The major airline carriers will generally hang your wedding dress in the first class cabin wardrobe for you, space permitting. Budget carriers on the other hand often do not have hanging space and you may be required to put your wedding dress in the overhead lockers. This was the case when I travelled with Ryanair.
Depending on the policy of the airline you will be travelling with, you should consider whether a plastic cover or a storage box would be the best way to transport your wedding dress. I would recommend speaking with your wedding dress shop or designer for their advice – they will know the best way for your dress to travel.
If you find your wedding dress becomes slightly creased during transportation find a local dry cleaner to steam your wedding dress or if you are staying in a hotel they should provide this service. Alternatively in warmer, more humid, climates creases may come out naturally with the weather.
And remember, don’t relax too much on your return journey – I recently saw a shared post on Facebook where a couple’s suitcase was lost. It contained the groom’s and children’s outfits which were needed for the reception party they were holding at home.