Post # 17
I don’t know about the wedding dress, but for the bridesmaids dresses, why don’t you bring along a hand-held steamer? I bought one from Bed Bath Beyond for ~$25 and it was one of the best purchases of the year. I bring it in my suitcase on every vacation and it works great. This is the one I have: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=14782079. You can always find a 20% coupon for bb&b
Post # 18
Tagging this! Trying to see if I can convince my mom to let me take the dress back to Colorado with me.
Post # 19
I carried my gown onto the plane! It was all tulle though, so I didn’t have to worry about the wrinkles too much (such as with satin and organza gowns).
I actually left it in its original garment bag an folded the bag into thirds so it would fit into the overhead compartment. Other passengers were really lovely when they saw it was a gown and were happy to let me take the overhead compartment.
I took it on board as my carry on allowance along with my handbag.
My resort had a steamer, so I had them steam my gown and Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses on the morning.
Post # 20
@bibs2161: Where is your DW? Just be sure to check to make sure that you won’t need an electrical adapter and/or voltage converter or be sure to select a dual-voltage travel steamer that comes with any necessary adapters.
Post # 21
I too have been worred about this! My resort has a steamer and they steam for You so that’s a plus!! I’m more worried about switching plans and lugging it thru the airport on the layover Ughhhh
Post # 22
@Brielle: We are going to Punta Cana. I will definately check on the outlets, but I think they are the same as US.
Post # 23
I am just gonna have my dress in a garment bag and fold up and put in my rolling carryon bag. Our first stop after we land and get our rental car is to drop dress off at a bridal shop there that will steam my dress for me($45).
Post # 24
I called Southwest and they said they don’t have closet space for such things. Whatever, I’m just taking it in the garment bag and if they don’t, I’ll just put it the overhead, not the end of the world. Mine is a tulle ball gown so it probably won’t be so bad with the wrinkling anyway.
Post # 25
You can ask if it can be carried on and stored in the captain’s closet. : ) people do that all the time!
Post # 26
why not just ship your dress directly to the hotel. im sure that you could find a large enough box that the dress wont get crushed or wrinkled? one less thing to worry about imo
Post # 27
@mrssoontobeh: Depending on her destination that might not be an option. Both logistically or for sanity reasons. My resort in Mexico does not accept any packages. Plus, the odds of it actually making it there would be slim to none.
Post # 28
I am having my dress shop box it up really little, then having the resort steam it. Much easier to carry and I don’t have to worry about it hanging 🙂
Post # 29
@kathryn83: Exactly! My sanity could not handle having to worry about my dress arriving. My dress is not leaving my sight when I travel…and I’m just flying within the US. I could only imagine trying to ship it out of the country.
Post # 30
I would never ship my dress to my destination. I am keeping it with me at all times. UPS has lost so many items and I won’t chance it! I’ll get my dress steamed once I get to my destination. I’m bringing mine as a carry on, on my flight.
Post # 31
i also had to get my very large, very poofy, very pricey Vera Wang to and from my destination so i called the airline ahead of time but unfortunately, i was on United and was told that it was up to the stewardess on the plane. but i knew another woman would never say no to such a request! so i took my gown as a carry on in a double bagged garmet bag and once on the plane all the women wanted to see it and they carefully and thoughtfully put it with their own things in the front of the plane for both flights. it was safe AND stayed hung up! i also took a small portable steamer but didn’t need it since it was steamed prior to travel and stayed hung up.