Post # 1
Hello Bees 🙂
I’m being a bit premptive right now seeing as I’m literally at the start gate for wedding planning but our wedding is going to be in the UK (where I am from) and we live in Canada.
To those international brides how did you transport your dress? and what did you do to make sure it looked perfect after the trip?
Post # 3
@Cicera: hey fellow Canadian Bee!
I am in Toronto and our wedding is in Europe this August…my dress is going to be carried as carry on in a garment bag. I called British Airways to see if there was any way to secure a spot on the plane where my dress can be hung up and the girl I spoke too said they couldnt guarantee anything BUT she said that everyone has a soft spot for a bride, so chances are a stewardess on the plane with most likely hang it in the first class closet. I did some research on the best way to transport it, even went as far as checking the cost to ship it ahead of time by DHL, UPS and such but in the end its best to carry it with you….then you know it wont get lost 🙂 Good Luck
Post # 4
take it to a cleaner to get steamed in the UK
Post # 5
Ok, I’m not traveling internationally with my dress, but just a few hours. I’m going to put it in a garmet bag, and probably actually put it in a box or suitcase. We’re taking the train so I’m pretty lucky.
However, as someone who has traveled internationally a lot, I’d say you can’t over-prepare. Who is altering your dress? Ask them what they think? I would say that at the very least, you should have them pack it for you. They can stuff it with certain materials to help it keep shape.
Also, just pay for the extra carry-on suitcase. It might cost a bit, but seriously, it’ll be worth it. No matter how well you pack, you’re risking it getting really wrinkled, and potentially thinks like shampoo on it.
But, if you’re going to put it in a suitcase with other things make sure its in a bag. Make sure everythign else is also in bags.
Finally, take a direct flight if its at all possible. And tell the airline that it’s your wedding dress! There might be something they can do (let you carry it on, flag the tracking number etc) in the even that it doesn’t come off the plane with you.
Post # 6
This is a great question! I am having a Destination Wedding also, I will be taking mine with me and hanging it in the closet. I usually hang things in there if I have to (even if im sitting in coach!) When you walk down the aisle just place it in the closet, no one says anything!
Post # 7
I had an old colleague bring it on the airplane with her as one of those “oversized” items. I figure they’ll put the dress where they put things like car seats. I plan on taking a direct flight and getting it steamed in Oregon, but all the fittings will be done in NY.