Post # 1
My main question is for the destination brides, how will you be bringing your dress?
I bought and left mine in St. John’s, (east coast) where I’m getting married so that I wouldn’t have to drag it back to Quebec and then to Victoria (where I’m moving in 3 weeks) then back to St. John’s for the wedding. I was told 2 weeks would be good for alterations and I’d have enough vacation days to be home in time. Now I am not working and waiting to get a new contract but it’s not looking good, at least not till April which will not give me time to get the alterations.
Now I’m considering getting it somehow to Victoria and getting it altered there, but I’m terrified of it getting lost.
Post # 3
I was told to call airlines and tell them that I will be flying with my gown and what happens usually is they cant “guarantee closet space” but my understanding is most flight attendants will place it in either their closet or 1st class closet. Just find one before you board.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I had to pick my dress up in Charleston, SC and fly with it back to Virginia. Iboarded with the “people needing extra assistance” so I could lay my dress flat in an overhead bin. Those crew closets have hanger bars about as high as my elbow and I didn’t see the point of asking for that space.
I recently saw a bride carry a huge Vera Wang dress on board a much smaller plane. Luckily, it wasn’t a full flight and people moved so the dress could have it’s own seat in the bulkhead row.
Don’t bother calling the airline. They don’t care. You want to smile and talk to the specific crew on your flights.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice! I think I may get it shipped here (to Quebec) and then see what I can do from there (i.e. see how small I can fold it) for flying to St. John’s with it. It’s not a really poofy dress or anything, but it’s not a really light things either.
Post # 6
same problem with me here.. when im leaving for germany in 5 months. im not taking my dress. im just so scared something will happen to it. my mom is gona bring it and carry it with her maybe she will put it into those nice small bags or whatever the case is. im just so scared.hopefully it will arrive safe 🙁
Post # 7
I shipped mine from Colorado to Michigan and it was perfectly fine. We just made sure it was packaged well and insured the heck out of it. 🙂 Good luck!!!!
Post # 8
You say it is not a poofy dress, so of you’re flying with the dress do not fold it but roll it. Put it in a garment bag, roll it like a yoga mat, fix the roll with two straps and bring it as your carry-on luggage. This minimizes the amount of wrinkles and takes less space
Post # 9
@NewfieBullet: I wore 2 dresses at my weddings and my weddings is in south east asia. So I rolled one of the dress (just like usuki said) and put it in a carry on luggage, the other one I used space bag. Once I got there, I just hang them out and luckily both of the dresses didn’t wrinkles.
Post # 10
I had a destination wedding in Negril, Jamaica and brought my dress w/me on the plane. There was no closet space but I was able to lay my dress flat in the overhead bins. Didn’t really have any problem at all.
Post # 11
I wouldn’t roll it.
Carry it on in a garment bag and most likely, they will hang it for you. I did this with a bridesmaid dress once and it wasn’t a problem at all.
Post # 12
I shoved it into my carry on 2 x.