Post # 1
My fiance and I are getting married in California, and we currently live in Pennsylvania. We’re getting married at a national park, which limits types of flowers that can be used, so I opted for a DIY faux flower bouquet. It is not particularly large and should fit into a hard-sided carry on just fine. I am hesitent to check it because I’m a lot more worried about it getting damaged that way since I’ll have no control over what happens to it from point A to point B.
I do not imagine that faux flowers would be a problem with TSA (there are no pearl pins or the like in it). However, all of the floral wire inside the flowers is what worries me because I don’t know how that will show up when screened. I reviewed all of the prohibited item lists on the TSA website and didn’t find anything that lead me to believe that this is a problem.
I just am curious if anyone has actually carried their faux bouquet on and how it went.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
You’d be surprised what can pass through security! They actually allow scissors as long as they’re not over a certain length. I think your bouquet will be fine. TSA might open up your bag to check it out, and if you’re particularly concerned, I would suggest taking it out of your bag and putting it in its own screening bin so they can clearly see that it’s just a bouquet. I’d be surprised if they took it away or didn’t let you bring it on the plane.
Post # 3
Taking it out of the bag is a good idea. I didn’t think of that! Thanks! I was really surprised by a lot of the things that are allowed! I was worried about my fiance’s boutonniere, too, because it has a safety pin on it (seemed like a safer bet than a corsage pin), but apparently that’s not a problem either! The carry on bag also won’t be jam packed by any means, so I think I’m probably just over thinking this.
Post # 4
Taking it out of the bag is a good idea but I think once they see it they should be fine with it.
Post # 5
Ask them! TSA is very good on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/AskTSA
My husband tweeted at them with a very specific question and they replied right away! Helps to include a photo 🙂
Post # 6
I totally didn’t even think of that! I’m glad they’re so responsive. I don’t use twitter, but I’m going to make an account righ tnow because that is well worth the peace of mind!