Advice: Air Travel with Gown

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Can your bridal salon give/sell you one of their bags that they keep the dresses in? I know they are clear but you could wrap the dress in a sheet and then put it in the bag.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Are you buying a seat for your dress (as some airlines and websites recommend)? If so, you can try a larger, cardboard box.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

I was going to suggest the same as arizona bride.  Hopefully your bridal salon will help you with a garment bag.  It would be a safe way to transport it.  I actually saw a bride doing that this weekend while I was traveling. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t suggest shipping at all, you might not get your dress in time or get one back for that matter!!  I know you can purchase garment bags from David’s Bridal for $10.  That way maybe you can just fold it and put it in the over head bin.

Also, check the hotel to see if they can press or steam your dress.  Otherwise you can leave it in the bathroom take a hot shower and the wrinkles might just come right out!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

if you go to Amazon.com you can find garment bags in extra-long. Try entering “garment bag formal” or “garment bag bridal” or “garment bag gown” into the Amazon.com search engine. The good thing about this is that a lot of them have reviews, so you’ll get something worthwhile. You can get a thin-cheapy one for $10 or so, or you can get one with a metal frame and room for more than one hangar (i went that route).

I am having a destination wedding and didn’t want to carry my dress all the way to the caribbean in the thin, flimsy bag that came from the store. Also, i wanted room for a few more hangars, to keep veil, etc, in the bag, too. SO I actually ended up getting something called a Wally bag, with 60″ length, which can be carried folded in half.

http://home-solutions.hsn.com/wally-bags-60-gown-length-garment-bag_p-5658460_xp.aspx

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Thank you so much sassypants!!  Thats exactly what I needed!!! *muah muah muah*  sorry I just got really excited!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Is it possible to “roll” the dress into a standard size rolling carryon?  Or fold it in half into a regular garment bag, and store in the overhead?  Does your hotel have a service to press it upon arrival?

I also don’t get the point of paying $55 for what looks like a cardboard box, to carry a dress.  Another example of bridal markup, perhaps?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Can you post a photo or link to your dress?  Maybe we can think of some other options!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’ve read on other destination wedding forums that other brides have had success by simply asking the flight attendant on board to stow the dress in the first class cabin closet.  If that was not a possibility, then they would fold the dress in half and put it in the overhead compartment and close it, so that their dress was the only thing inside.

I think shower steaming your dress will get the wrinkles out without damaging your dress.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Can you try calling the airline and ordering a ticket for the dress over the phone?

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