(Closed) How to fold wedding gown in carry on?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can’t imagine being able to fold it up without wrinkling it up pretty badly… Maybe someone will come along who can help. I know several women have posted about airlines being really helpful in transport of the dress, maybe they can give you some insight. 

Post # 4
Hostess
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mrs Poodle wrote a blog post about how to stuff the dress into a pillow:

How to Travel with a Wedding Dress

No matter how you transport the dress, I would expect that you need to steam it at your destination.  I also would not count on being able to use the crew closet or a full overhead bin on an airline with how crowded planes are nowadays.

Post # 5
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I agree with PP that no matter how you move the dress you would probably still need to steam it.

With that said, I’ve been to two salons who said that they can vacuum seal the dress so it can fit inside a carry on. Maybe the place you bought it from can do that for you. If not, I believe it depends on the style of your dress too. If it has beading that you want to make sure doesn’t catch, you need to put something like wrapping paper in between the folds. I hope this helps. 🙂

Post # 6
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3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

it depends entirely on the dress material. my dress was chiffon and I folded it in half for carry on in the garment bag. I didn’t even need to steam it.

Post # 7
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1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I folded my satin dress just as nicely as possible. It definitely needed to be steamed when I got here.

Post # 8
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311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Roll it up!!!! Seriously, roll it up like a sleeping back. This is the best way to pack clothing on a trip. But, you will probably have to do some steaming when you get there.

Post # 9
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631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was wondering too about the vacuum bags. Anybody do that?

Post # 10
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631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Bump.

Has anybody tried the vacuum bags for wedding dress. The ones that are do it yourself.

Post # 11
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835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I recently had my DW and just carried in the garment bag by bridal shop gave it to me in.  I asked the flight crew and they were able to just hang it up in a closet on the plane.

Post # 12
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468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ditto what Mrs. Folks said… they will be thrilled to take care of it for you on the plane. Enjoy all the looks you get from other passengers, well wishes and curious stares he he he.

Post # 13
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Okay so I haven’t had my DW yet but I did do a trial run with the vaccum bag and a tri-fold gown sized garment bag…

My dress is a huge mess of tulle. This is what I did: 

  • Bought a gown sized hanging vacuum bag
  • Tri-fold carry-on garment bag by Wally Bags
  • Put my dress inside of the cloth garment bag from the dress shop
  • Then, I put my dress in the vacuum bag
  • Sucked all the air out of that sucker
  • Put it inside the Wally bag
  • Folded the Wally bag up
  • Measured it to make sure it could fit as a carry-on
  • Stored it for 15 hours (length of travel time) 
  • Opened that bad girl up and shazzam! It sprung back to life! It was a little wrinkled but it sure did beat FedEx or checked baggage! 
  • Next, I will repeat, this time I’ll see what TSA has to say when I pick my baby sis up from the airport when she comes to visit me next month! 

Post # 15
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631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wow! Thanks Broken Biscuit. That sounds like a good plan. I’m an Amazon shopper too!!! Before I go to a store, I go to Amazon. If you have $79 a year prime membership, you get free shipping and free returns. Can’t beat it.

Maybe I will order some vacuum bags. Thanks!!!!!

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