Post # 1
I’m getting married in Vegas in March and traveling from St. Louis via Frontier Airlines. I’m not sure the best way to get my dress there though. It’s big and puffy:
I knew our plans when I bought the dress, but I fell in love with it. A simple wedding dress is just not for me, Vegas or no Vegas.
I don’t want to ship it because I don’t trust that it will get there on time. Besides, that costs way too much. Same goes for checking it, especially with a layover. Has anyone had success carrying their big dresses on the plane? Specifically with Frontier? Please advise!!!
Post # 3
I had a huuuuge poofy ballgown. I brought it as my carryon.
People will cut you slack if they see you lugging around a wedding dress.
Mine went through the xray scanner just fine, and when I got on the plane I folded it in half and took up an entire overhead bin. The stewardesses were more than helpful. You can always ask them if they could hang it for you. Don’t check it, bring it as a carryon.
Post # 4
I’ve been on tons of planes with ladies carrying on formal gowns,including myself. If you call the airlines they can note it on your ticket and they will have it on the crew notices. Sometimes they have special areas you can hang them and if the planes aren’t full sometimes they will give you a seat next to an open one for it.
Post # 5
@Ejbahn: Firstly, that dress is beautiful!
A friend of mine travelled from Alberta to Ontario for her wedding, so an almost cross country flight. She flew Executive class and they stowed her Wedding dress in a closet for her up there. If it’s in the budget… maybe?
But I have definitely heard of people taking wedding dresses on as carry on, so you should be fine!
Post # 6
I’m shipping mine to Key West, insured and with a tracking number. I was told that the only way I could get it on the plane was to purchase a ticket…which is obviosly WAY more expensive. It sounds like PPs have gotten different answers however.
Post # 7
@Ejbahn: I had my wedding in Vegas and flew out from NJ. It was a mermaid type but it had a very full bottom of ruffles. I didnt want to ship it or check it so I brought it on board. I flew United and i called them beforehand and they said they had a closet in the front of the cabin that I could put it in. Okay, great! Upon getting on board, that closet didn’t exist on this particular aircraft so I had to store it in the overhead storage.I layed it flat and no one else had their things in it so I lucked out. Upon returning, I was on a different aircraft that had the closet. It wasn’t huge but I was able to shove it in.
Post # 8
My bff had her wedding in Mexico, she just notified the airline first and they saved an overhead bin for her. I have also heard other brides hanging it up in a special closed depending on size and type of plane. (side note this is one of the dresses I am debating over, any pics of you in it??)
Post # 9
I took my dress as my carryon and it was just fine… Flew first class, even! 😉
Luckily, on the way home I was able to stuff it inside our checked bag.
Post # 10
I’m thowing mine into one of those business rolling garment bags OR into my carry on (haven’t quite decided yet + a good steamer in my checked luggage. JetBlue does not have closets i was told – so these are my only options besides shipping it to jamaica lol
Post # 11
@Ejbahn: I flew from Canada to Cuba for my wedding and I brought my dress as a carry-on. They had a special overhead bin for me to lay my dress in and my DH put his suit in there also. On the way home I was going to shove it in a suitcase but couldnt so I brought it as a carry on again but was less careful with is and it went in the overhead bin again
Post # 12
Still need to call airline. Procrastinating a bit. The shop I bought it from said they will ship it for free if I decide to go that route. This might be easier too since we will be staying at the Riviera the first night (we’re getting there late and don’t want to spend a lot for less than a 12 hour stay). Will be moving to the Mirage the next day so I will see about shipping it to them. I would still need to get it back home, but it sounds like that won’t be too much of a problem. Have attached a couple of pics of me in the dress. The back shot is not the best because I was fussing with my hair. Still love it!
Post # 13
I regularly travel with 4-6 wedding gowns. I shove them all down in a suitcase and just check it. (Yes 6 in one suitcase…)
Don’t fuss with it in a carry on. In my years of work travel I’ve only had issues with my check luggage one time and they delivered it to my hotel for free about 4 hours later…. NOT a big deal 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
I carried my huge dress on the plane to the UK. They hung it up for me in the closet in first class. I would just plan to get it pressed when you arrive and it will be fine.