- 11 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
I have been going through the same dilemma for months now. I looked at garment bags, contacted the airlines, called wedding gown preservationist (to fold in into a box w/special tissue paper) to ship it. I just couldn’t figure out what to do. The airlines policy (NWA) is on a "first come, first serve basis" you have the possibility of carrying your gown on and having it put in the captains closet. If the flight attendants are having a bad day, or if your too late because of other brides (going to Vegas) your or I should say I’m out of luck. I asked the chapel if I could ship my dress to them, they would not comply "they’re not a dress holder". I called the hotel and I could only ship it to the bell hop station and put my future reservation number on the package, plus it would cost $100 just to ship per Fed Ex. And I’m not shipping my $1500 ball gown to a bell hop boy. (No offense, I just am not shipping it to someone I don’t know, and I don’t know will be there when I get there) So, my dress finally came in after ordering it in October, I laid my eyes on it and said "forget it!" I checked out the one way airline ticket for my dress and booked it for $150. I will put it in a suitcase on the way back.
In order to purchase another seat you put the first seat in your name, then you purchase an additional set (for the same price) in the name "extra seat". Then you have the airline link the two seats together, so they know it’s yours, otherwise buying an "extra seat" is like having a blank check anyone can take, the seats must be linked together.
This is definately a stress releiver for me, I just know the morning of my flight without knowing for sure I could take it on I would have been a nervous wreck! Now because I did buy an extra seat, my gown gets checked luggage benefits! ha ha…I’ll need it for as many things as I’m taking. Oh, by the way just a tip, I’m putting all my wedding essentials in my carry on luggage so I know everything gets there.
Congrats and good luck to everyone!!