Post # 1
I’ve previously posted to ask for advice on traveling with my wedding gown… and everyone seemed to have a positive experience.
Before I decide to do that, did anyone have trouble carrying the dress on the plane?
Airlines or flight attendants not cooperative?
Post # 3
Shhh!!!! Dont jinx me. I’m carrying my gown on the plane this saturday.
Post # 4
@BrideEleven: My mom brought my dress for me from the United States to Panama City when she met Fiance and I for vacation in July. Fiance and I then dragged said dress through allllllll of Panama and Costa Rica to get back home haha. I brought an empty suitcase specifically for my dress. We had no problems with it on the plane, or the bus in Costa Rica… but one bus in Panama wanted me to put it under the bus instead of with me under my seat. I’ve had things stolen on buses before, so when the driver insisted on this upon bording, I BURST into tears. My fiance, who is normally pretty tranquil, got really stern with the driver, and informed him that at the ticket counter they had told us it was fine (which they did), and that we would hold it in our laps before put it under the bus because soooooomehow the “gringa’s stuff” always gets stolen haha. Anyway,the guy agreed. I’m so happy FH rushed to my defense without me even asking. I apologize to him for being ridiculous, and he said “NO, the driver was being ridiculous. This fits under the seat and there’s no reason we can’t bring it.”
So… not quite a bad experience, but almost. 😛
Post # 5
@BrideEleven: Didn’t want you to feel like your post was getting ignored, but I just really don’t think there are horror stories out there – except the ones where brides have had to “check” their dress. I flew with my dress & absolutely refused to check my dress, lol. I laid it in one of the overhead bins & it was fine. 🙂 I feel for the above poster – I would have burst into tears also, haha. I’d never let the dress out of my sight while traveling.
Post # 6
on our way to st lucia for honey moon there were two brides carrying their dresses on the flight, they only had one closet avalible for one bride and the plane was at max capacity so one bride had gotten the over bid compartment and put her dress up there after people put smaller luggage in.
Post # 7
I flew from San Diego to Dallas with my dress, it was a bit if a harrowing experience, there was no closet space in the front like I was told so I was forced to put it in an overhead compartment. Luckily the steward was really understanding and kept other passengers from stowing their things where my dress was. They also comped my then fiance and I 2 bottles of champagne to relax with! 🙂
Post # 8
I have yet to travel with mine yet, but why do you want to entertain negativity?lol It will be fine!
Post # 9
Ahh, I love hearing this. I get so nervous when I think of traveling with my dress!
Post # 10
Thank you everyone for the positive stories! We are flying Southwest which does not have closets (it seems) so I’m prepared to shove it in the overhead. I hired someone to come to our hotel and professionally steam/iron the gown, so hopefully it will be good-as-new.
And @lanalnoco: I’m sorry to hear about your experience, but hope that everything worked out OK!
Post # 11
I am pretty worried about this myself, but I have to admit I’m pretty surprised that they aren’t more bad stories. That’s good, though. 🙂