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Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Is it an artificlal bouquet? 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Following, because I was literally JUST about to post the same exact question. 🙂 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Maybe a silly question, but you shouldn’t have any problems with security with an artifical bouquet – I think it would probably be safest sticking it in your purse or bag with it sticking out so it doesn’t get crushed. Security shouldn’t care about it at all.

If it’s real, I don’t think it would make it through customs. I think it counts as an agricultural product and they are very cautious about anything that could impact the natural horticulture, even just by pollination.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I’m getting married in November. I made a brooch bouquet my plan is to stick it in my purse. I’m interested though if someone has done this and been ok or had issues. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Don’t worry! Everything will work out! 

I flew United from Kansas City to Ft. Lauderdale (which included a regional flight to Newark, New Jersey) and carried my dress on. I had no problems at all!

Everyone gets really excited when they see the white wedding dress garment bag. You know how flight attendants generally treat you as a faceless one-of-many? Not with a wedding dress in tow! I had a great conversation about our destination wedding with the woman at the bag check – low and behold, I realized after we walked away that she didn’t charge us anything for our 2 checked bags!

On the flights themselves, I just walked up to the gate as soon as there was someone there and explained that I had my wedding dress with me and asked if there was anything we could do to help it travel as safely as possible. I phrased it that way so that I wasn’t demanding anything, and leaving it open for them (the pro’s) to recommend what was best. I think all of our flights they were able to find two seats next to each other (in one case they moved another passenger haha) and let my dress ‘sit’ next to me… buckled in for safety! It traveled very well, and didn’t even require any additional pressing upon arrival. The coat closets (if they had them) weren’t really tall enought for the length of my dress, so the seat was the best option. Definitely DON’T pay for a ticket for your dress – that’s a LOT of money and not necessary in my experience. One flight, they weren’t sure if there would be a seat, so they told me to just take a whole overhead bin and shut the door so it looked taken. Later they found a seat so I was able to take it out, but that would have worked fine as well.

Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/who-flew-with-your-dress/#ixzz38FYL2ZAO

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I still don’t know what to do with my dress

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I really wish I could have more than one carry on! 😛 I still have to figure out what to do with my dress, because the only people who are driving smoke and use nasty air freshener, so it makes me nervous, but I have too many things that I have to bring and I’m not checking anything. I’ve heard too many horror stories and I’m pretty unlucky when it comes to stuff like that!!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

alidodson35@gmail.com:  No problem! I worried beforehand as well, but it ended up being no big deal. Although my arm was tired after carrying it around the airport!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

alidodson35@gmail.com:  That is good to know! I am trying to decide if I will do that or ship it. Its just SO poofy at the bottem, and I know I will need to get it steamed once I get there. But I think that carrying it on is the safest bet!!! My bridesmaid is driving and said she would bring it, but that even worries me because what if something happened to the car??! YES I know, I worry WAY TOO MUCH. haha. Thanks for the help 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I was wondering the same!! I’ll be taking my wedding dress carefully folded in my carry on bag and my bouquet on top of that sticking out the bag, hopefully security don’t ask me to smoosh it down and zip the bag! Any wrinkles in the dress will hopefully fall out if I hang it in the heat anyway…on a side note, is anyone going to try and get any perks on their honeymoon? We get married in Spain and fly to Cuba for 2 weeks then next day & everyone keeps telling us to stress that we’re on honeymoon to see if we get any upgrades but I’d feel a little embarassed doing that!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I am checking a couple of storage containers that have all our wedding junk in them. The plan du jour is to repack my bouquet in the box it came in, and then add the box to the storage container. I figure it can’t get too messed up that way. Luckily we bought our airline tickets before American started charging for bags, so we each can check an item for free.

I’m also carrying on my wedding dress, shoes, accessories on the plan with me.

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