How to Choose Your Dream Wedding Dress for Your Destination Wedding (and Tips for Traveling With it)

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You’ve said yes to your fiance; now it’s time to say yes to a dress. Whether you have dreamed of this moment for most of your life or it is just the next thing on your list of to-dos, we’ve got you covered with tips for deciding what destination wedding dress you’ll wear as you walk down the aisle. Let’s get ready for your ideal wedding together.

4 Tips For Choosing Your Destination Wedding Dress

It can be a tough choice when deciding what wedding dress you’ll wear, especially when it’s for a destination wedding. There are a few things you should keep in mind as you go shopping in the coming months.

1. Consider Your Destination Location

Depending on your destination wedding location, you’ll need to have a specific type of dress that will fit with the climate and location. For example, if you are having a beach wedding, it’s a good idea to have a flowy, lightweight dress for the hot temperatures and sand. A destination on a mountaintop would call for a warmer dress and more layers.

2. Fit in With Customs

You’ll also want to consider the customs and traditions of the location. For example, if you’re having your wedding in a country that is very devoutly religious, it would be best to have a longer dress or veil for the perfect chapel wedding.

3. How Formal Is the Wedding?

Perhaps you want a very carefree, simple wedding. If so, having a glamorous, long wedding dress might be too much. Consider the type of wedding you want to have: is it a casual, poolside affair or a glamorous, ballroom gala? The dress should fit the theme. No matter what kind of formality you choose, find something that will make you feel beautiful and confident.

4. Think Outside the Box

It’s okay to depart from tradition if you want to. Many brides are having destination weddings in unique places—which can call for a unique dress! Whether it’s adding pops of color or wearing a jumpsuit instead of a dress, don’t be afraid to be creative.

How to Transport Your Dress

Having a destination wedding means that you’ll most likely need to fly with your destination wedding dress. As you go to pack, there are a few tips and tricks in making sure your dress stays perfect on your travels.

Don’t Fold It

It’s best to use a garment bag or box to keep it safe during travel. Folding your dress before the ceremony can leave creases in your dress and leave you feeling stressed on your special day.

Pack it in Your Carry On

You will want to pack your destination wedding dress carefully in your carry-on luggage. It’s a good idea to keep it close by in case it gets lost or delayed during baggage check. If it’s with you, you can make sure it stays safe.

Bring a Sewing Kit

Although you don’t want anything to happen to your dress, having an on-hand sewing kit can help. In case a button pops off your dress or anything else needs to be fixed, you’ll be prepared.

Use a Garment Bag

Using a garment bag to store your dress when you’re not wearing it will keep it from getting wrinkled or tangled. It’s also more secure and easier to transport than trying to move around a bulky box.

Purchase a Ticket for Your Dress

Depending on the size of your dress, a garment bag may not do the trick. Some brides opt to purchase an extra plane ticket for their dress, giving plenty of room to hang it in the plane.

Destination Inspiration Can Help

Creating the destination wedding of your dreams doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. With Destination Inspiration, you can get all the little details taken care of—without the headache. 

Destination Inspiration is here to help you from start to finish with any questions and advice that you may need. Contact us today to start working on your dream destination wedding.