(Closed) Getting dress to wedding location?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was on a flight recently with a bride who was flying her wedding dress home… they had let her put it in an empty first class seat. Don’t know if that will help you…

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I was able to hang mine in the coat closet for the 1st class passengers and put it in the overhead compartment all by itself lying flat on the 2nd leg.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I paid about $50 to ship it second day by UPS.  I can’t imagine trying to fly with a wedding dress, it sounds awful.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

They usually let you hang it in the first class closet. I have seen a lot of girls do this. Also, it may be a good idea when you get to the gate to let them know and they may be able to make arrangements for you.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I’ve seen a lot of people hang it up in first class. I flew out to my wedding and I was actually IN first class and they ran out of room for my dress. LOL They booted somebody else’s dress out in favor of mine though. I felt bad for about two minutes. 

I would call and ask the airline what their procedure is for it now, they’re so picky about baggage, etc. these days. Jerks! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I heard you could do that too, but I would just be extra careful with securing it because a sister of a friend got her dress stolen when traveling with it. Talk about bad karma on a dress.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Do any of you have thoughts on whether it is better to ship your dress or fly with it?  I’ve got to get mine from the Bay Area to the Detroit area.  But the thought of handing my dress to UPS gives me the shivers.  I know they will insure it etc, but it’s not exactly like getting my money if they lose it would really help.  And I’m also worried about how they would handle it…I don’t even know how to think about packing it.  It’s got extensive semi-precious stonework, and metallic a organza petticoat, so I it needs to stay pretty much as flat as possible so the stones don’t catch and organza doesn’t get creases.  What are the additional challenges to flying with it?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

This was a great question!  I have to take mine from San Francisco to Pennsylvania – I hadn’t given much thought to wear I would actually put it on the plane – yikes!  I’m definitely going to go for the first class closet now 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

kara, i know when i fly airtran it’s often small commuter planes without a first class area or an overhead compartment.  definitely make sure that you don’t have to put your dress with all the other carry-on luggage- it goes with all the checked bags!

 

fizicsgirl- i shipped my dress, i had my bridal salon package it since I figured they knew what they were doing.  It arrived in perfect condition. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am flying Oregon to Houston and then Houton to Sydney and then on to Adelaide with my dress. I have an extra seat from Sydney to Adelaide in order to accommodate my dive and underwater photo gear and WEDDING DRESS, otherwise I’d be over my luggage limit. I am also bringing an empty backpack in my carry on just in case they make me stash it. It’s a Maggie Sottero and the bridal shop owner said my dress is made to be nearly industructable and we might have to test that out. I will not let this dress leave my hands. I will shove it under my seat, sit on it, stuff it in a bag all before I let it be stuck in checked luggage or god forbid, stick it in the mail.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was going through the same personal dilemma. Whether to ship the dress Fed Ex to a stranger at my hotel (bell hop) or to try and carry it on the plane "first come first serve" for the closet, per the airline, and risk being told no, that I had to go back and check it, and also checking it.  I just read a horror story about checking it, the dress was stolen by baggage claim right out of the suitcase never to be recovered.  After stressing out on what to do I finally bought a plane ticke for my dress so no one could tell me no, I couldn’t bring it on the plane.  To Fed Ex it to Las Vegas it was going to cost $100, to buy a plane ticket it was $150, so I chose to keep it with me at all times, as I’ve heard over and over by a lot of people.  So my suggestion is, if you can by a one way ticket to your destination, and bring an extra suitcase to stuff it in on the way back, that’s my suggestion, that’s what I’m doing. Good Luck!! and CONGRATULATIONS!! Isn’t it exciting!!

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