Post # 1
Hello Bees! I would really appreciate your opinions and advice with this one.. I am traveling from LAX to Bora Bora in July to get married and the airline has already said they don’t have a closet to hang my gown (hard to believe but ok..) so i will have to carry it on.. I am trying to decide if I should vacuum seal it and put in in a hard sided carryon or buy a garment suitcase and carry that on.. Here are some pictures to help get an idea of my options so far:
this is my dress
luggage option 1
luggage option 2
The airline is super strict on sizing too.. Can’t be over 45 inches total =( Ah! Stressful!!
Post # 3
I’m putting mine in a Carry-on…mainly because I don’t want to spend the money on a special carrying case for it. I hadn’t thought of vacuum sealing it though..might have to try that.
Post # 4
Vacuum sealing will probably make it super wrinkly. Are you going to steam it when you get there?
Post # 5
@Dleigh2886: I put mine in my carryon suitcase. A lot of people just put it in a garment bag and lay it across the top of the luggage in the overhead bin but I felt that was asking for trouble given the way peple just shove bags around and how it seems every second person has oversized carryons now days.
I did not vaccum seal it I just turned it inside out and put it inside a pillow case. A customs officer told me to turn it inside out becuase they don’t change their gloves and if they inspect your dress it could get dirty. I then just got it steamed at the location. But you could buy a travel steamer and do it yourself.