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March 27, 2017

Destination Wedding Fashion | Wedding Planning TIps

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While most wedding day fashion advice will apply to destination weddings also, there are some extra things you need to take into consideration!

  • You’ll most likely be travelling with your gown, so choosing fabric that won’t wrinkle will be a lifesaver. Of course, it’s never a bad idea to bring a steamer or ask the venue if they have one you can use.
  • Take into consideration how much your dress weighs, or how to pack it if you’ll be travelling by plane to your wedding location. If it’s possible to put your dress into a carryon, that may be better for your peace of mind!
  • Don’t forget to plan how your dress will be getting back home. Some ideas are to ask a friend or family member to be responsible for it. Another idea is to ship the dress back. You could also consider hiring your photographer for the next day and doing a “trash the dress” photo shoot if you don’t want the hassle of figuring out what to do with your dress. The amount of trashing, is totally up to you, but you would have amazing memories after the wedding is all done and over with!
  • Think about renting a tux for your groom in the location of your wedding. That will be one less thing you have to pack up and take with you. Of course, not every destination will have this option.
  • Any expensive jewelry or heirloom items will most definitely need to be in your personal bag or carryon bag.
  • Make a very long, very detailed checklist and check through it at least twice, if not more before you leave. You definitely don’t want to forget any necessary items like garters, undergarments, headpieces, etc. Especially if there isn’t going to be any stores nearby that would have something you forget.

Do you have any questions about planning a destination wedding? Comment below or email darling@alaynaparker.com to ask!

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