(Closed) Can you bring your gown on the plane??

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

My sister was allowed to carry her gown on board when she flew to Hawaii, but it sat folded in half in the overhead bin for the duration of the trip.  I guess you can carry it on in a garment bag if you have one, but you may need to check with your airline to confirm their regulations.

Post # 4
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

It’s definitely best to just call the airline directly since policies can vary from one carrier to another.  Often in the first class section there is a closet on board where passengers can hang their jackets or garment bags.  Even if you’re not flying first class, ask if you can hang your dress there and they might let you.  Play the wedding dress card for sure!  An alternative is Fed-Exing the dress to yourself at your destination ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about lost luggage.  Make sure you have a way of steaming it at the destination if you do that though.

Post # 6
10 posts
  • Wedding: July 2007 - St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church, Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel

Hey there 🙂

 I was surprised when the bride told me she wasn’t able to get her dress to be carried on.  I think, at a minimum, they would let you take the dress to the plane and, if it’s too big (or the plane is very full), then they’d put it in that separate storage area where they take strollers and stuff.

Part of her issue might have been that she had a GIGANTIC ballgown, so it makes a bigger pouf than most normal dresses do.  If you’re really concerned, like another poster said, just call to confirm.  Most places and people are typically very accomodating for us crazy brides!

Post # 7
267 posts
Helper bee

If you have time to get it steamed and pressed once you arrive, you can probably just stuff it in a comforter bag and take it as a carryon. I had a huge puffy ballgown with multiple layers of tulle underskirt, and I crammed that thing into a bag meant for a Nautica comforter set. It fit just fine in the overhead compartment, and any wrinkles pressed out perfectly for the wedding. They would not have let me put it up front because there was no closet to hang things in, even in First Class. It was a lot easier to carry than a garment bag, too…

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