How To Pack For A Destination Wedding| Winston-Salem Wedding Planner


Airlines that allow carry on wedding gowns

Packing for a long trip is always difficult, but simplicity is the key. The great thing about most venues for destination weddings will provide everything the couple needs. So all you have to worry about is your bridal and vacation attire. We strongly urge you to bring your wedding gown onboard the plane. You don’t want to risk your dress being damaged or better yet lost (oh the horror). Destination Weddings

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 Call the airlines ahead of time to see if they can store the gown on the plane. Some airlines have closets for items that need to be hung. If not the next best thing to do is pack it on your carry on. Once you arrive you can find a place that can steam or press your gown. Carry your travel documents in your purse for easy access along with any electronics to make the trip easier such as your Tablet, Cell Phone and chargers.

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So we took the extra step for you (Because we are awesome like that) and listed a few airlines that we called ourselves. So here are some airlines that will allow you to carry your wedding gown on and store it for you.

American Airlines

United Airlines

Delta Airlines

US Airways

*** Some have restrictions, extra fees and/or need advanced notice. Please call to double check.

For more information on how to pack for a destination wedding, honeymoon or a simple vacation check out The Besty List.


Sample-On-Loan~The Dessy Group Wedding Gowns

Destination Bridal Style 1019Have you ever tried on regular clothing in a store…then went home and tried it on at home. It was a completely different feel and sometimes the clothes looked differently the second time around. The Dessy Group has some amazing Destination Wedding Gowns and they offer you to try on the sample gowns in the privacy of your own home for only $35 per gown. You simply ship the gown back with a prepaid provided.
What’s the catch? Besides having to return the gown in two business…there is no catch. So now you are not feeling rushed or pressured.
Happy Planning! 😉

David Tutera by Faviana

David Tutera is one of my favorite wedding planners and designers. He has now teamed up with Faviana and created fabulous wedding gowns based on designs celebrities have worn on the red carpet.

“I’ve always felt that every bride should feel like a celebrity on her wedding day,” says David Tutera.

I chose a few of my favorite gowns directly from the website
If you are looking for a local bridal shop to find one of David Tutera gowns I have included the listings in Florida and Georgia.
Coral Gables – Merlili

Melbourne – La BTQ de Lingerie & Bridal
Panama City – Yvette’s Bridal and Formal
St Petersburg – CC’s Bridal Boutique

Atlanta – New Natalies Bridals

Buford – Charme Bridal

The Running of the Brides

If you thought “Black Friday” was bad, try between a bride and her wedding gown. Thousands of Brides camp out, waiting for the doors to open to find their dream wedding gown. Filene’s Basement sale is coming to Atlanta, GA on March 20, 2009.

Designer gowns are available from $249 to $699, wow that is a bargain no one can miss. Have a strategy gowns are not organized by size, name or style.

Here are some key tips on surviving the rush.

1. Bring a team- Two to three others.

2. Find “The” dress before going, research what you want print a picture and give a copy to each person on your team

3. Wear comfortable shoes, its a lot of footwork and running.. hence running of the brides

4. Grab as many as you can

5. Don’t be afraid to negotiate

6.Bring a hand mirror… too many brides, not enough full mirrors

7. Unless you don’t mind stripping down to your undies, where a body suit under your clothing. Something fitted.

8. Make sure you purchase the dress you want there are no returns.

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