How to Fly with Your Wedding Dress Safely

How to Fly with Your Wedding Dress Safely

This is one of the happiest moments in your life, filled with emotions and excitement. Now that you're engaged, it's time to start planning your dream wedding. Whether your wedding is taking place in a faraway destination or across the country, you'll need to move your wedding dress from one location to another.

Flying with your wedding dress can be stressful and challenging for many brides-to-be, but it doesn't have to be. In this blog post, we'll share with you some tips on how to fly with your wedding dress safely.

Carry On

The safest way to fly with your wedding dress is to carry it on the plane with you.

That way, you'll have complete control over your dress and ensure it's safe during the flight. Most airlines allow you to bring your garment bag on board as long as it fits in the overhead bin. However, always check with your airline to see their specific rules and regulations in advance.

Pack Your Dress Carefully

If you can't carry your dress on the plane, pack it with care in your checked baggage. Make sure to use a sturdy box or garment bag and pad it with tissue paper or bubble wrap to prevent creases and wrinkles. For additional safety, consider using a hard-sided suitcase. Always remember to label your suitcase with your name, address, and phone number.

Keep It Wrinkle-Free

Wrinkles are every bride's nightmare. To avoid wrinkles, hang your dress up as soon as you arrive at your destination and let it relax for at least 24 hours. If you're in a rush, hang it in a steamy bathroom to help release any creases. Always avoid ironing your dress as the heat can damage delicate fabrics.

Choose the Right Accommodations

When choosing your accommodations, always research hotels or villas with spacious closets and hangers to store your dress. Also, be sure to ask your hotel if they have a steamer on hand that you can use to get rid of any wrinkles that may occur during transport.

Hire a Wedding Dress Specialist

If all else fails, consider using a wedding dress specialist. They'll take care of everything for you, from packing your dress to shipping it directly to your destination. They have experience packing a variety of dresses and know how to handle each type of fabric carefully. This option may be the best investment to save yourself from any stress or trouble on your big day.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Don't let the hassle of flying with your wedding dress stress you out. With these tips, you can feel confident that your dress will arrive safely and wrinkle-free at your destination.

Whether you decide to carry on, pack it with care, or hire a professional, make sure to choose the option that works best for you. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy your wedding planning journey!

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Hey I'm Amy 👋  I'm an Auckland based Wedding Hair & Makeup Stylist that has worked with hundreds of Brides in the Matakana and Auckland Regions.

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One day I hope to travel across Europe, Greece or even NYC to style a Bride for her wedding day ❤️

Amy Ryan - Ryan Beauty Co. Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist - Matakana, Auckland, Waiheke Island

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