Bringing dress overseas on honeymoon…am I a lunatic?

posted 1 year ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Do I bring my wedding gown with me on my honeymoon for a specialty photoshoot?

    Lol, that's a horrible idea.

    Lots of work, but it will be worth it. Do it!

  • Post # 46
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I’d say do it! My dress is super simple but it has this very magnificient train and my veil was so thick that from behind when it was fanned out it looked incredible and i have ZERO pic of it except in the shop then the lady fanned it for me! So in all my photos it looks like a simple to the floor gown with no train. I married in May and to this day I still feel sad about it but I am too self concious to have another photo shoot. If you wanna do it do it! I like other bees advice of maybe having a photoshoot at home instead  though? To ease the hassle of carrying it on your honeymoon and then also your honeymoon will shoot will be that, pics of you guys on your honeymoon.

    Post # 47
    175 posts
    Blushing bee

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    hickoryhills :  I remember how gorgeous your dress was!!!

    Bring it 100% life is short, the pictures will be stunning and what else are you gonna do with it!! My dress is hanging at my parents havent been touched in 2 years

    Are you looking to sell it? If not would you be open to donating it in Germany? That way you leave a peace of your wedding there which I think is a cute memory and also saves you the trouble lugging it around and taking it back with you!

    Post # 48
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    Yes, I am doing the same!

    Post # 49
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    Do it!! You won’t regret getting gorgeous pictures in your dress!! The pic your mom took is good for a parent using a cell phone lmao but you should have more glamour shots of your dress! I would do it. 

    Post # 50
    114 posts
    Blushing bee

    I had a destination wedding, and the only thing in my carry-on was my dress, and accessories. I rolled it up, and made sure it never left my side.

    I would roll it up, and make sure it’s with you, the entire trip. Then steam it right before the shoot, and roll it back up, to bring it home.

    I’d rather a wrinkled dress, than a lost dress. 

    Post # 51
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2019

    I think it’s a nice idea, but I have a few reservations.

    1) I eloped. On the way home from that elopement I was slinging my dress all over the place, carrying it was annoying. I considered taking my dress on my honeymoon, because my photographer only got one photo of the train of my dress (similar situation to you), but couldn’t be bothered to fly with it again.

    2) A journey through Europe should be carefree, taking luggage on a train is already squashed. I travel light, I’m not one for carrying large pieces of luggage. Carrying a heavy dress would drive me mad. If your honeymoon was a beach destination I’d say take it, but with the travel involved I’m not sure.

    3) I wonder if when the day of the shoot comes you might like some really nice natural honeymoon photos with both of you in casual clothes, so the photographer can capture you naturally with your honeymoon happiness instead of trying to recreate the day. I really like the photos from my honeymoon, because they were casual and natural and I feel like having my wedding dress there would not have been natural.

    Maybe you need to look on Instagram to see if there are any particular shots from the city that you will be in that you MUST have.

    I would have a photo shoot close to home and leave the dress at home and get on with enjoying your honeymoon if I were you.

    Thats my 1 Euro’s worth.


    Post # 52
    645 posts
    Busy bee

    What does your husband think?


    I love fantastic ideas like this, and one of the most amazing things about my fiancée is that she supports my crazy-not-crazy plans, and even helps with the logistics (offering me her luggage space, etc)

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