In addition to the wedding rings and the bride’s engagement ring, there are usually many other pieces of jewelry that people display at a wedding. Not only does the bride wear various pieces but the guests typically wear their finest gems to special occasions, too.
Indeed when leaving the country or even within the country at a hotel or resort, it may not be prudent to carry the same amount of jewelry to a wedding abroad. And these tips are not just for the bride and groom but also the guests. While everyone wants to look their best and a wedding is the perfect time to bring out everyone’s refinery, unfortunately, there are unscrupulous individuals waiting in the wings to rid them of their possessions.
Traveling to poor countries will always make foreigners stand out. Jewelry should not be openly displayed going through airports and public places. Further, once arriving at the hotel, guests should avail themselves of hotel safe boxes, wearing the jewels only when needed at the ceremony and reception. Check insurance policies before leaving to ensure the pieces are covered.
When the bride chooses pieces of jewelry for her ensemble, she should avoid expensive pieces with diamonds and gold. There are just as many beautiful costume jewelry tiaras, necklaces and hairpins that will accommodate her needs.
In addition, if the groom or other family member is presenting the bride with an heirloom piece of jewelry, the presentation should take place at home before or after the trip. Then leave the item at home in the safe deposit box until returning home.
In reality, the simplest way to protect your jewelry when travelling is to leave it at home!