(Closed) Carry-on bag suggestions (for the dress)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was the Maid/Matron of Honor in my friend’s wedding in Vegas last year. I brought my dress on the plane in a garment bag and they hung it in the closet. My friend did the same thing with her gown (and it was quite a full ball gown). I think this is the best option. The flight attendants were really understanding and very helpful.

Make sure, whichever option you choose, you have a steamer available to you at your destination as, regardless if how you reansport your dress, it will get a little wrinkled during the trip.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i recently flew overseas with my dress and (gasp) i checked it! you can read about my experience here…I don’t think it is so bad to check it because if you insure the bag I think the airline pays very close attention to it. just a suggestion…

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t know about the type of bag, but have you tried calling the airline and asking them? I have heard if you call ahead there is more chance of being able to hang it in the closet!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I flew with my dress this winter, days beofre Christmas (ie, really crowded flights).  I just carried it on in the garmet bag provided by the dress shop and the flight attendents hung it in the closet by 1st class without a question.

Think of it this way – most flight attendents are female and many of them are married.  They understand how important your wedding dress is to you and aren’t going to make you stuff it in a suitcase or in the overhead bin.  I think you should be just fine!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I took the garment bag it came in and put my dress in the overhead. I was ready to put it on and WEAR IT into the plane if they wouldn’t have let me have it as a carry-on.
It worked out well and they let me take it, all smiles.

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