Destination Weddings: Transporting My Gown?

Q:

How do I transport my gown to my destination?

A:

Attention all brides -- whatever you do -- do not check your wedding gown! Luggage gets lost and abused and Murphy's Law says that if you check your wedding gown, both will happen. Instead, carry your gown on the plane with you and ask a flight attendant to hang it in the first-class cabin closet. The groom's wedding-wear is wearing should be hung in the same fashion.

-- JoAnn Gregoli


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Q&A: Invitations: Destination Wedding Etiquette?

My fiance and I are getting married in Maui and know that not all the 200 guests we would like to invite will make it. When we come back home, we are going to have a reception for everyone not able to make the trip. I've read that when getting married away and returning home to a reception, you should only send out wedding invitations to those you know can and will attend the wedding, then send out separate invitations for the reception. We both feel very strongly about sending invitations to everyone and then including (at the bottom) that a reception will be held in our honor when we return. We are afraid that if we follow etiquette, we will hurt people's feelings. Do we follow the rules or do what we feel is right?

by The Knot2 min read