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TSA Offers Advice for Bahamas Wedding Brides
By Glenn Ferguson
Mar 27, 2012 - 12:51:31 PM

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I found an article on the TSA Blog that I am sure all you Bahamas wedding brides would be interested in reading.  In it the Transportation Security Administration gives advise on what brides traveling to a destination wedding should do.  

The real relief for me was captured in the topic of the blog post “TSA Says Yes to the Dress.” As most Bahamas wedding brides are usually concern about how they are going to get their wedding dress to the Bahamas, so this was great news and useful information to have for you as you plan your destination wedding in the Bahamas.

The really good news from the TSA is that “Brides-to-be can definitely bring their wedding dress through a security checkpoint.” And what about the screening “Ideally, the dress can lay flat in its garment bag or other packaging and fit through the X-ray machine.” 

If your wedding dress can not fit through the X-ray machine, then an officer will screen the dress manually,  which will require opening the garment bag but the TSA is saying “Rest assured that our officers will use gloves for the alternate screening to avoid damaging the dress.” 

However, getting pass TSA is only the first hurdle and TSA is also advising “brides to contact their airline to ask about taking their weddin g d ress on the plane. While some aircraft have closets in first class that can hold the dress, others may not, which could cause challenges in storing the dre ss above the seat.”

You should also know that “Airlines will count the dress as a carry-on item, so be sure to learn about your airline’s carry-on policies to avoid having to check any items at the gate.”

More TSA Advice for Bahamas wedding brides

 Here are more tips from the TSA Says Yes to the Dressblog post:-

  • If you bringing a special cake knife to cut your cake, then you should either ship it or put it in your checked bag. 
  • Wired bouquets are allowed through the checkpoint, along with rice, birdseed, sand and candy coated almonds.  
  • If you are taking gifts for your bridal party, it is best to wrap them when you get to your destination as they may require additional screening. 
  • Pack all of your jewelry in your carry-on bag and do not put them in your checked bags. 
  • You can contact the TSA’s Contact Center at 1-866-289-9673 or at TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov. 

Finally we will be happy to answer all Bahamas wedding brides questions so call us directly at 1-242-327-2453 or email” glenn@bahamas-destination-wedding.com.  We look forward to helping you create your memorable Bahamas wedding.

Glenn Ferguson is Bahamas wedding planner and wedding officiant at Bahamas Destination Wedding a company specializing in wedding in the Bahamas services.

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