Post # 1
Hello lovely Bees,
I need your advice. I am from the UK and we are having a destination wedding (DW) in New York in September. I have my gown, which I am all fitted for, and ready to rock…. it is, however a little creased from storage. I am due to travel to NY in 5 weeks to see my friend who lives there, and go Bridesmaid or Best Man dress shopping with her.
I can take my dress in May, and it could travel in hold luggage. OR I can take it in September and take it as hand luggage. Also, I could get it professionally steamed and pressed in NYC (I’ve had a quote for around $180, but this is for getting it done in the time I get to NYC on the 20th and getting married on the 23rd so may be less if I give them more time…?) Or I can press it myself in the UK and hope it doesn’t get too creased on the journey
So…. my question is….
When do I take my dress, and how do I press it? All input gratefully recieved.
Post # 3
I’m not sure what hold luggage is, but I assume that’s stuff you have to check, right? I would not recommend checking the dress… I think you should carry it on. Then you have more control over how squished it gets and it won’t get lost or end up in some crazy destination! Also, definitely get it professionally steamed/pressed. You could steam it yourself, maybe, but I personally wouldn’t risk it. It’ll get wrinkled on the journey, so wait until NYC to press it.
Post # 4
Agreed with above… carry on for sure, during either trip in May or September, and press/steam in NYC in September, otherwise it might get wrinkled/droopy while being stored in NYC for 4 mths.
Post # 5
The only worry I have about getting it done professionally (I can get over the cost) is that we litterally land at 3pm NY time Thursday, and would need it back in my posession by Saturday afternoon. They say it’s do-able. But what if they don’t do it right… or on time…. or the worse – our flight is delayed?
I know I don’t understand how quick thing happen in the States (it would take around 2 weeks to have your gown steamed and pressed professionally here) but I do panic that if I take it with me in September that the time period is so short!
Post # 6
@Sparkidoodle: As long as you’ve set up the appointment in advance with a reputable steamer, and have conveyed the absolute need for the dress to be back on-time, it shouldn’t be an issue. I just can’t see how having it steamed several months in advance and/or before traveling will do any good.