Post # 1
I live across the country from where I am getting married and will be transporting my wedding dress as a carry-on when I fly there next month. I am considering having my dress pressed when I get to my destination, but I am also very worried that something will happen to it last minute. I also will be arriving in the destination city a mere 2 days before the wedding. I am considering just transporting it in a garment bag and not having it pressed when I arrive in the city where I am getting married.
How important is it to have one’s wedding dress pressed?
And have any brides traveling to their weddings with their dress opted not to have it pressed when they get there?
Thanks, in advance, for your advice!
Post # 2
I carried mine with me on the plane cross-country. The flight attendants were kind enough to hang it in the first-class coat closet for me so that minimized wrinkles.
I also didn’t have it pressed when I got there because mine was organza with ruching, so it really didn’t need to be pressed. I think ultimately it depends what fabric your dress is!
Post # 3
What material is your dress? I’m a destination bride and I am planning on doing exactly what you said- use a garmet bag (hope they hang it up for me!) and not get it pressed. However, my dress is lace and tulle so I don’t think it will be as big of an issue as say satin would. I’ve read a few boards from bestdestinationwedding.com and some brides said they brought a hand steamer with them and never ended up needing it.
Post # 4
We traveled cross country with mine in our vehicle (18 hrs one-way) and I didn’t have it pressed, but my dress fabrice was organza and tulle.
Post # 5
I flew with mine from DC to Scotland. Had it in a garment bag and the attendants hung it for me in a closet. Didn’t press it when I got there (but it was tulle so didn’t need to be at all).
Post # 6
My dress is satin and has tons of beading on it. I really hope it doesn’t have to be pressed!
Post # 7
I am carrying mine on the plane. I also plan on taking a steamer with me just in case.
Post # 8
Can you bring a mini steamer with you? Would that help?
Post # 9
I carried mine on the plane in a garmet bag and it didn’t need pressing. That said, it was lace, so not a wrinkly fabric.
I did bring my travel steamer with me just in case (and for other items that may have needed it). If you are looking for a steamer I HIGHLY recomend the one I’ve got. I actually got rid of my bulky full sized steamer and just use this little guy since it actually worked way better than my much more expensive full sized model.
Post # 10
I brought mine as a carry on from New Jersey to Mexico and then on an open air ferry! I was so nervous but it was totally fine. I was hoping to hang it in the closet on the plane but the flight attendant showed it to me and it was TINY. Just barely big enough for a suit jacket, so we both carefully folded it in half and put it in the overhead bin. I did bring a small steamer with me but didn’t end up needing it. Also, TSA was amazing with my dress and handled it with care at both airports and everyone at the airport will congratulate you, so that’s fun 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
We brought a travel steamer and my mom steamed it for me. I wouldn’t trust someone else to do it, but I’m very paranoid. I carried mine in a garment bag like PP on the plane, but it was inside a space bag in the garment bag (poofy dress), so it definitely wrinkled. The steamer made it look great! 😀
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
I carried mine on in a garment bag but the flight attendants made no effort to help me hang it and forced me to fold it in an upper compartment, I was emotional and cried about it lol. Luckily it was a wrinkle free fabric so it was totally fine.
Post # 12
Interesting, I was wondering the same as well!
I was planning on seeing if there was a empty 2 seater that I could switch to so I could have the dress next to me for the full flight. Wondering now if that’s too overkill, or if there is even a hook at the seats to hang the dress on?
Post # 14
that would be amazing!!! Didn’t even think of this, haha.
Post # 15
I flew from Las Vegas to Mexico- had my dress pressed and packed in a garmet bag by a professional pressing service before I left. I laid it in the overhead bin, no one bothered it. I hung it up the minute we arrived at our resort- it hung there for 4 days before the wedding. It was perfect- not a wrinkle. I was hesitant to send it off to some random place in Mexico that I didn’t know. If anything you could hang it in a steamy bathroom- if you get a few wrinkles on the trip.
Mine was a a pretty full A line- but having it packed by someone who knew what they were doing really helped- the top was stuffed with tissue paper and the skirt was wrapped in tissue.