(Closed) Shipping the dress..

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

i got no advice on shipping the dress.  because i am definitely taking mine on the plane as a carry on. no way i am risking ANYTHING happening to it during transit!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Take it on the plane!  They have a closet they might be able to put it in.  and have fun in St. Thomas!  SO’s sister got married there this summer and it was the best wedding we went to (we had 5 this summer!)

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Take it on the plane, rather be safe than sorry

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

do not risk it! what if they lose the package?

take it on the plane – you won’t regret it.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

DO NOT SHIP IT. Seriously. I have had both FedEX and UPS lose/destroy packages of mine. It isn’t worth it. And seriously, if the plane crashes, like you said above, you’ll have bigger things to worry about!

I carried it on the plane, rolled carefully into a roller carryon bag so that I did not have to worry about it dragging/getting it wet in the bathroom at the airport, etc. It arrived in perfect condition (also, DO NOT CHECK your bag. For real.)

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MsFoxxy:it sounds like all you want to hear is “i shipped my dress and it was fine!” the posters on this thread are giving you their experiences shipping and carrying dresses on planes. you’re probably not going to hear from someone who shipped their dress, because it’s not a very smart thing to do.

mrs. seashell i believe posted about a bm who shipped her dress to another wedding, and it was lost. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I shipped my dress ahead of me.  I stuffed it into a Xerox Paper box.  I don’t remember how much it cost, but I sent it USPS certified mail so it had to be under lock and key the whole way.  My mom got it a week ahead of time and took it to get steamed for me.  If you ship it, you will have to have it steamed because it will get wrinkled in transit.  Add that to your shipping cost.  Also, to protect from water damage, I placed it in a plastic trashbag that I taped closed, so even if the box got wet the dress would be fine.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

Your planner should be able to drop it off at a cleaners for steaming for you.  Or you could call a cleaners and ask if you can ship a dress to them for steaming.  Or the hotel you’re staying at may be able to help you with that.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

I was kind of worried about carrying mine on the plane also but it was pretty simple. The first part of our flight I just folded it into fourths and placed it in the overhead bins but the second leg of the flight the captian saw me getting on the plane and took it to hang up in his cabin. It seems like a huge pain but it was pretty easy.

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