Post # 1
I am getting married in Negril, Jamaica next May. Does anyone here have any experience with how they traveled on the plane with their dress. Granted, my dress is not poofy and big, but I was just wondering what to do with it. Any advice would be helpful from any other destination brides. Thank you.
Post # 3
I will be getting married overseas as well, and I really don’t want to pack up the dress in a suitcase. I called my airlines and they told me to keep it in its garment bag and that if you inform the airline attendants that it is your wedding dress, they will gladly place hang up the dress in the closet in First Class.
Post # 4
I kept it in the garment bag, folded the garment bag and placed it in the top compartment… there were 3 brides on my flight and we all did this!
I did not want to leave it with the luggage, I was ready to put it on if they would not let me have it as a carry on. Luckily I didn’t have to do that and the dress stayed a surprise for DH!
Post # 5
Ditto the first two posters. You may want to call your airline and ask what their policy is. I’m flying Continental and they told me to talk to the flight attendants as soon as I could to explain the situation. I was told that they will make every attempt to hang it in one of the first class closets, but that if there is not room I need to be prepared to fold it and put it in an overhead bin.
@egb: LOL at wearing it if necessary! I know what you mean though. I would gladly traipse through through the airport in my bigass Casablanca if that’s what it took. No way is that sucker getting out of my sight!!
Post # 6
Thank you everyone so much for your quick responses. I contacted the airline and they told me as long as there is room in the closets in first class, they would keep it there for me. Feeling much better about this now 🙂
I hope I wouldn’t have to wear it, the Man has not seen it yet!!! 🙂
Post # 7
From what I understand and what AA told me, you can’t count on the FA’s putting it in first class. My seamstress is steaming it, stuffing it and putting in in a “bridal box” it will be small enough to carry on and put in the overheard. She said it will be much better than hanging it because the bottom tends to get crushed.
Post # 8
I’m going to prepare for all situations 🙂 If it comes down to it, I’ll have it in a folding garment bag anyway. If neccessary, the resort we’re going will steam the dress. I think that it’s going to be okay! Trying to stay positive~
Post # 9
I folded the dress in the garment bag, then once at the resort, we hung it up and just the caribbean humidity took care of wrinkles… BUT, I did chose the fabric of my dress considering the wrinkle factor.
Post # 10