Destination Wedding Dresses
You and your fiancé have taken the plunge! You're going to have a destination wedding and it's going to be awesome. In this post, we're not going to talk about planning. Instead, we're focusing on the wedding dress (and by some extension bridesmaid dresses).
Picking a Wedding Dress
It's important to take into account the weather conditions and services available at your wedding. Big ball gowns aren't a good idea at back end, remote mountain locations. For weddings in a warm humid climate, it's essential to choose fabrics that breathe well. If you're tying the knot on a mountain side that requires some walking, a mermaid silhouette or a long train may require the balance skills of a kungfu master.
Satin, silk, organza, and chiffon all wrinkle easily. Naturally crinkly materials like georgette and taffeta won't show wrinkles as easily.
If you're packing light, it makes sense to pick a lighter wedding dress that you can carry on. We especially like this one.
Transporting Your Dress
If you're flying to your wedding destination, resist checking in your gown at all costs. Not only will it bounce around with all the rest of luggage, but it exponentially increases the chance of losing your gown. Smaller dresses can be carried in dress boxes, but check with the airline to ensure its small enough. Garment bags are also popular.
Before the Ceremony
You should call your hotel ahead of time to see if they can steam your gown; it does wonders for wrinkles. However, it's not unheard of to bring your own steamer. In that case, you should make sure the outlets are compatible.
Posted by Anna K.