(Closed) Flying with your dress

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

how big is your dress?  it seems the flights to vegas always has at least two brides with their dresses.  southwest airlines has always been helpful to the brides (even giving the happy couple free inflight drinks).  but the dresses that these brides bring always seem smaller or shorter than any of the wedding dresses i’ve purchased.

Post # 5
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am glad you brought this up! I was wondering what I was going to do with my dress when I flew! Thanks for the post!!!

Post # 6
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Me too! I’m flying London to JFK and have no idea what to do with mine! It’s pretty big (massive) so was thinking I could put it in a suitcase on it’s own and check it? The bridal store will steam it when I get there. Hmmm. 

Post # 7
44 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

Did any of you call ahead? We’re going in 2 weeks… I can’t foresee having it as carry-on being a big deal the day of, but dread calling a 1-800 # and being on hold for 3 hours to find out it’s ok?!

Post # 8
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My sister got married in Hawaii and took her big ballgown dress on the airplane as a carry on.  They didn’t bat an eye at it… they took it and hung it up front like it was something they do all the time.  I would think that most, if not all airlines have dealt with this and know what to do.  But if you’re super worried, calling them ahead of time to be sure will be the only thing to calm your nerves!

Post # 9
11289 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This was a worry of mine, among others, when we looked at a Destination Wedding. As @tiffybear says I’ve heard people take them on as carry on and I’d definetly give them a call. Good luck.   

Post # 11
1587 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I will be flyign with my dress, however, i am lucky enough that mine isnt a very wrinkly fabric and it will be small enough that if i want to i can put it in my luggage

Post # 12
106 posts
Blushing bee

I just got back from my wedding in Thailand and traveled on about 6 Planes and a speed boat, and every flight had a place to hang my wedding dress.  They hung them in First Class/ Business Class and I just gave it to the stewardesses and they found me when I exited the flights.  We didn’t call ahead, but as soon as we went to the airport people were very helpful when they found out we were getting married.  My hubby also put his suit with my dress.

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