Destination Weddings!

May 21, 2015


Every year, more and more brides are planning a destination wedding. Instead of having a “Wedding Day” it becomes the “Wedding Event”. For a new bride, a one day celebration can become a more memorable sequence of days with family and friends arriving with plenty of time to spare for rest, relaxation and celebrating at a chosen local. Instead of orchestrating the whole event (unless you can afford a wedding planner) you can sit back, relax and let your chosen venue take care of all of the details of your special day and the subsequent honeymoon.

Whether you pick a location for sun and surf like Mexico or Hawaii or for the lights and excitement of Las Vegas, the Destination Wedding can save a bride and groom plenty of money as well. No matter where the bridal party is traveling to, the wedding gown/ensemble will need to look fresh and unwrinkled for the ceremony. Airlines no longer let brides carry on their gown to be stored in a cabin closet. It will have to be checked as baggage or brought aboard as a carry on to be stored in an overhead compartment. There are not too many brides who will feel confident enough to check it as baggage with the reputation airlines now have for lost luggage.  Foster-Stephens can provide you with the perfect solution for carrying your gown on-board while safely protecting it. 

We have several different kinds of Travel Kits to ensure your gown can travel safely with you.  Our Empty Box Travel Kit which comes in 2 different sizes is our favorite.  They are very strong and sturdy and come with a convenient handle, travel ID tag and acid-free tissue to wrap around your dress.  They come in many different patterns and brides like to choose something that matches their wedding colors to make it extra special.  We also have our Treasure Preservation Kit which is a separate container that slides into a convenient carton with a handle to make travel convenient.  This Kit comes with acid-free tissue, a protective muslin wrap and cotton gloves.  All of our Travel Kits come with an instructional DVD on how to pack your dress as well.  All of our accessories are available individually also.   Your dress will fit in any of our Kits nicely and you can carry it aboard and store it in the overhead bin above your seat. 

Once you arrive, try these quick fixes for wrinkles: Hang your gown on the bathroom door, close the door and run the shower on hot until the room is filled with steam. This will relax most wrinkles. Also, travel with a portable hand steamer. Whether your dream wedding is on a beach, at a castle or near your home, Foster-Stephens’ can provide the perfect storage solution for you. Your life is filled with many special memories…..each one becomes a family story when you preserve it with love.

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