(Closed) It worked for me (wedding dress travel tips)…

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@ChefDori:  sounds good. i am undecided what to do yet. glad to know this worked well.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Love, love love this!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

thanks so much for the tips! I’m off to Bed, Bath and Beyond for a steamer now!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Thanks for the tips! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

How did you take it? In a box? Mine is puffy at the bottom and I have NO IDEA how to package it. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also took my dress on the plane and it wasn’t a problem. The airline hung it in their coat cupboard. I will say though that my dress fell off its hanger numerous times between leaving the house and boarding and I think it was actually laying in a heap (in the protective bag) on the floor throughout the entire 16 hour flight. No worries as my resort steamed my dress and his suit before the day:)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i don’t have a sewing machine. i stuffed the bodice of my dress with white tissue paper (so it wouldn’t crush), wrapped my giant ballgown in a white sheet, and stuff that freakishly puffy thing into a carry-on bag. 

when we got to the hotel, we unpacked it and hung it in the bathroom. when we took our showers, we used the hottest water we could stand and let the steam do it’s work on the dress. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Thank you for the tips! I saved the link with the steamer. 🙂

And ChefDori, Good luck tomorrow!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just folded mine up and placed it into my rolling carryon(it was in a garment bag though).  One of the flights was overbooked so no way would they have hung it up for me.  The next flight was on a smaller plane where they had to gate check my carryon and the flight attendant was sweet enough to hang it up for me, and another bride on the same flight!  She even came over to chat with me about my upcoming wedding and made a special announcement towards the end of the flight to remind me and the other bride to please not forget our dresses. 

 

Once we got off the plane we stopped at a bridal shop on the way to our condo(I had already talked to the shop long before our trip) and they steamed my dress and my groom’s suit for a mere $31!!  We picked up the dress and suit less than 24 hours later.  And really…my dress wasn’t that  wrinkled from the flight.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

my wedding gown travelled in a garment bag.  it also had its own body form so the dress kept its “form” while in the bag.  it crossed hemispheres and travelled more than 8,500 miles while hanging in a coat closet.  and then it went another 200 miles in a smaller plane while laying down in the overhead bins.  finally, it rode a speedboat for the final 15 minute trip.  upon arrival, hotel housekeeping then steamed it.  my dress was such a trooper- it didn’t complain one bit all throughout the ordeal it went through!  🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

thanks for the tips! I went ahead and bought that travel steamer from Bed Bath and Beyond and used my 20 % off coupon!  Good deal.

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