Destination Wedding "Must Do"

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Are you planning a destination wedding?  Then you may want to read this...   

Your wedding gown is one of the most important items that you'll take with you.  Whether it's a long or short distance, traveling with a wedding gown is a nerve racking task, but taking the right precautions and knowing some information ahead of time will alleviate some of the stress.  Before you head for the airport, consider a few things:

Put your dress in a garment bag. A garment bag will keep dirt, dust and anything else from staining your dress and it also makes it easy to carry. Most airlines require wedding gowns to be in garment bags if they are carried on to the plane.    

Call the airline ahead of time to find out their policies on taking a wedding dress on the plane. Some planes have closets which the airline will allow brides to store their dresses in, while other airlines may require you to put your dress in the overhead compartment. Whether they have closets or not, if you call ahead you’ll know what to expect when you get on board.

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Don’t ship your dress! Although shipping your dress may seem like the best option, it’s not. Many brides ship their gowns to the wedding destination, which is a huge mistake. It’s likely the dress will get stuck in customs and no one wants to be without a dress come wedding day. Rather than ship it, take it with you and bring it on the plane to avoid it getting lost in customs or at the baggage claim.  

Bring a handheld steamer. Although your resort may have a steamer you can use, bring your own in case you aren’t sure one will be available. The steamer can help you get out any wrinkles from the flight.

Make an emergency kit. Pack an emergency kit in case something does happen to your dress. Bring baby powder to cover a pesky stain that won’t come out, a needle and white or cream thread and some pins, just in case there’s a fashion emergency.

Now that you've taken some measures to ensure that your dress arrives safely, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of your destination wedding!  CHEERS!

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What to wear underneath your sexy plunging wedding dress

Plunging necklines and backless wedding gowns are a rising trend amongst brides, but associated with those super sexy wedding gowns is the challenge of selecting appropriate undergarments.  A very popular question that I get asked when I meet with a bride is:  “What kind of undergarment should I wear?”  Before we dive into some of your options, I want to make an important statement and fact that most brides tend to lose sight of.  You’ll be wearing your undergarments for an approximate 10-12 hours and at some point, or should I say, several times throughout the duration of your big event, you’ll need to be able to use the restroom (comfortably).  So, with that in mind, here are some suggestions on what to wear underneath that beautiful and sexy wedding dress.

Thankfully, to accommodate for the rising trend in backless clothing, sticky boobs and double sided fashion tape were invented and are fairly easy to find at your local department store, but if you’re like me and love to do all of your research online before hitting the stores, here are some sources:

For a plunging neck with a regular back, try The Uplunge Bra  (Available at Nordstrom.com). And if your plunging neckline dress is also backless, you'll need the Fashion Forms U-plunge Strapless Bra (Also available at Nordstrom.com):

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Source: pearlbridalhouse.com
 

A backless adhesive bra will do the trick for smaller chested girls as this one is only intended for coverage and not so much for support.
 

It youre looking for some body shaping, another great option for a backless gown is the U-plunge body suit (Available at ASOS.com)

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Source: bellethemagazine.com
 

Are you wearing a sheath satin gown and need some shaping?  The plunge body suit is a great option!

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Source: Wedbook.com
 

 Marquise Low Plunge Bodysuit ($125)

Marquise Low Plunge Bodysuit ($125)