Life’s a Beach (Wedding)

Hi friends!

I’m bronzed and I’m back!

If you haven’t been around for a while, that’s ok.  I haven’t either.  I spent a week with my husband in Cancun reading, relaxing and recharging.

Speaking of reading, if you’re looking for a funny read I fully endorse this:

If you don’t love The Office then you, my friend, are not American.  How can you not?

Mindy’s book is perfect for that summer read by the pool.  I guess I loved it so much because we are practically the same person (if you take out the whole being rich, famous and Indian thing).  We are!  I could have written it.  We would either be best friends or hate each other’s guts.  Anyway, get on Amazon and get this!

As we got on the Plane to jet off to Cancun, I noticed a bride that would be taking the trip with me.  She had her dress in a garment bag as her carry on and was brimming with excitement.

Actually, she looked hungover, but that’s besides the point.

Over the years, Destination Weddings have surged in popularity.  I would say about 4 out of every 10 brides I work with are getting married somewhere other than their home town.

A question that I am constantly asked is “How do I safely get my dress to my destination?”

Here is how.

First off NEVER and I mean NEVER pack your gown in your checked luggage.  Have you flown Delta lately?  I swear they lose one of my bags every time I fly with them.  I’m a Southwest girl now and I’m not afraid to admit it.  You can have your Delta!

See. This kid flew on Delta.

I have heard of Brides getting their luggage lost and resorting to buying the first white dress they saw when they got to their location.  You want to take your dress as your carry on and don’t get pressured into buying a special piece of luggage for you dress.

Sorry about the crappy photo.

Just make sure that you have a breathable cotton-like garment bag to put your dress in.  Don’t get the plastic ones.  They tear easily and always give the gowns a funky smell.

Secondly, don’t let the dress out of your sight.  Now brides, I know we have a tendency to get a little bit psycho about things so don’t go too overboard on this, but just make sure that you know where it is at all times.  If you stop by and grab a greasy, disgustingly delicious mess we like to refer to as a “Cinnabon”, give yourself a high five and put the dress on a chair next to you until you are finished stuffing your face.  Don’t leave it with your mom or Fiancé to look after it.

Third, as you board the plane inform the flight attendant that you have your wedding gown and ask where you should put it.  The key here is to be kind.  If you’re not, it’s going in the overhead bin.  If you are, they will hang in their little closet that they have for the flight attendants and pilots.

I thought this would be appropriate for Mothers Day.
Really American Airlines?

What do I always say?  You get more flies with honey than vinegar.

That’s it.  Not too hard is it?

All you have to do is keep your seat backs and tray tables up until take off and you are ready to go.

Oh.

And does anyone else think it’s kinda funny to have a life vest under your seat in case of a water evacuation?  I mean, unless you’re flying with Captain Sully, I don’t think you will be needing it.

And don’t even get me started with using the seat cushion for a flotation device.

I think I’ll pass.

Gross.

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