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How to Get Away?

January 25th, 2013 by     

Our honeymoon is booked, we are going on the fabulous Allure of the Seas with Royal Caribbean, and we couldn’t be more excited. There’s only one slightly major minor problem.  Our flight leaves the morning after our wedding at 7 a.m.  This leaves us with a few logistical problems that we have to figure out. (Before anyone suggests it, we HAVE to leave the next day. We can’t wait until the following weekend to go because I will be headed back to school.)

So, here are our problems:

1. We will be leaving our parents and our wedding party to completely pack up and take all the centerpieces, gifts etc. back home.  I feel bad doing this because I know how much work it will be for my parents to load and unload all those items.

2.  Our flight leaves at 7 a.m. That means we have to be at the airport at 5 a.m. the day after our wedding, which just plain stinks.

3. What in the heck am I going to do with my wedding dress? This is the major issue that I’ve been trying to figure out.  I obviously can’t take my wedding dress with me on the plane (as much as I’d love to wear it to formal night, I’m not paying the extra $200 to take it on the plane with me.) We are also going to be staying at a hotel that has a shuttle to the airport, so my parents will be coming to pick up our car from the hotel the next morning.  So, do I leave my dress in the backseat of the car? Do I leave it at the hotel front desk? Or do I change out of my dress at the reception hall and give it to my mom there?  So many options, but I’m not sure what to do!

I love the idea of a “getaway” dress, but I love my wedding dress so much that I almost want to wear it to the hotel and everything!

I also love this little white suit. Although I’m not sure I’d want to wear it on the plane at 7 a.m. Sweats seems so much comfier.

What should I do, Garden?  I need your help!

6 Responses to “How to Get Away?”

  1. Beauty and the Groom Says:

    Don’t complicate too much your life…it’s your time. Leave the stuff including the dress to the reception desk at the hotel and ask the help of the parents. I know it won’t be easy going that morning to the airport and everything but you won’t regret it at all!! Have fun!

  2. OrchidBud Says:

    Here’s what I can tell you about my experience:
    1. The Joker and I left for our honeymoon the night of the wedding. As much as I loved my dress, flying in it was sooo not an option. So I found a REALLY cute dress while we were bridesmaid dress shopping that wasn’t the same dress as my princesses, but matched them, and I wore it to leave the reception. I LOVED that. (Little bummed though because, in my large ego, I thought I had coined the phrase “getaway” dress lol.) I still felt really pretty and dressed up, but I was more casual and even got to wear my wedding colors!
    2. Don’t feel bad about not being there to clean things up. You’re the bride! It’s your special day! No one expects you to, and no one will even bat an eye at the fact that you can’t. I speak from experience there. Going straight from the reception to the airport, we didn’t get to be part of the clean up afterwards either. I felt bad too, but everyone I tried to apologize to for it wouldn’t hear anything about it. They all said it was our special time and we shouldn’t have to worry about that.
    3. Seriously. Get a getaway dress. (The white dress suit is VERY CUTE!!!!) Change when you leave the reception so you can leave the dress with your mom, who can take care of it however you want. That’s exactly what I did, also, and TRUST me when I say it is the only thing that makes any sense. Plus, if you feel bad about not being able to help with clean up, then you can ease your guilt by helping pack your dress away! :-)

    Good luck, and hopefully my advice helps!

  3. Morning Glory Blossom Says:

    It will probably be much easier to leave the dress in your car! If your parents are grabbing your car from the hotel then they can take it out of the car when they pick it up and keep it in a safe place. Honestly, there will be so much chaos after getting back from your honeymoon that having your dress in your possession will be the last thing on your mind, esp if you’re heading back to school! I got married in September and still haven’t had mine cleaned.

    As for the clean up, don’t stress. Your parents and MOH/Bridesmaids are there for a reason. You did all the planning so the last thing they are going to complain about it tearing things down afterwards! It’s alot easier than you think!

  4. Lilac Blossom Says:

    Absolutely do not worry about the packing up after the reception! Your wedding party can handle it 😉

    Checking into your hotel while still dressed in wedding attire is so much fun and you’ll only ever do it once. I would personally keep your dress bag in the car that you take to the hotel and then stash your dress in the car that your parents pick up. Knowing the area, I believe it’ll be safe, but if you’re concerned the front desk can handle it for you too.

  5. Lauren Says:

    Your wedding party should be able to help out your parents and picking anything up at the hotel that you need.

  6. Sandie Says:

    Okay, I realize I am late to the party, but I LOOOOOVE the white suit pictured and would love to find it in a size 10 or 12 to wear for my getaway dress in February! Anyone know who made it? Thanks!!

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