A group of friends came together to help a maid of honour get her bridesmaid dress from Texas to Costa Rica when she forgot it at home

taylorkenney7/TwitterThat dress has a ticket to Costa Rica.
  • Grayleigh, a woman from Cypress, Texas, is supposed to be the maid of honour in her sister’s wedding in Costa Rica on Saturday.
  • But one small thing: she forgot to bring her bridesmaid dress.
  • Her friends came together to help her get the dress.
  • Her friend Taylor Kenney tweeted to Southwest Airlines for their help to get the dress on a last-minute flight.
  • And Rachel Turner, another friend, picked up the dress from the tailor and brought it to the airport.

Like all timeless tales, it started with a tweet.

On Thursday night, Grayleigh, a woman from Cypress, Texas, packed up her suitcase and her two young children to head to her sister’s wedding in Costa Rica, where she will be the maid of honour.

But in her rush to the airport, she forgot one teeny-tiny, little thing: her bridesmaid dress.

“Yesterday evening at about 5:30, I received a phone call from my girlfriend Grayleigh, who is currently in Costa Rica because her sister is getting married tomorrow,” the maid of honour’s friend Rachel Turner told INSIDER. “She called me in a panic and asked for a huge favour: If I could go pick up her dress from the alterations place because she forgot it.”

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Once Turner had the dress, Grayleigh asked if she could ship it overnight to Costa Rica. But the women quickly realised that wouldn’t be an option – the earliest the dress could arrive there would be Monday, Turner found.

Grayleigh wasn’t sure what to do or what she would wear to the wedding, Turner said. That’s when she decided to take things to social media and see if someone, anyone they knew was travelling to Costa Rica and could help them.

But when things were coming up blank, Taylor Kenney, an elementary school teacher, decided to take things a step further to help get the dress to its final destination and tweet to Southwest Airlines.

“I thought, ‘Why not try Twitter?’ That could always be another avenue to give it a shot,” Kenney said. “And I know Southwest always responds really well.”

Her hunch was right.

Because of the tweet, Kenney was able to connect Turner to Southwest.

A spokesperson for Southwest Airlines said that when they saw the callout they “had to say yes to the dress” – getting the garment on a flight Costa Rica, that is.

And so on Friday morning at 8:30, Turner found herself in Houston’s William P. Hobby airport to hand-deliver the dress for a flight to Costa Rica.

“I knew it was a longshot posting that, and I never thought it would happen – but it did,” Turner said.

“This bridesmaid story has a happy ending, and we’re thrilled to play a part in making this special day a success. Cheers to the happy couple-and one relieved bridesmaid,” the Southwest spokesperson said.

Turner, who has been in touch with Grayleigh every step of the way, said her friend was touched when she found out her dress would make it in time for the wedding.

“She was crying and she thanked me,” Turner said. “She said, ‘I owe you my right arm.’ She’s so ecstatic, and appreciative, and grateful.”

Teamwork, as they say, it makes the dream work.

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