(Closed) My dress is flying for the first time………getting worried!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
1251 posts
Bumble bee

Can you box it up nicely and ship it to your hotel?

Post # 5
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Call the hotel and see if they know of someone that could steam your dress on a Sunday.  Its Vegas – everything is open 24-7.

There is no where to hang your dress on the plane.  Depending on the size of the plane there is a mini closet, but its for First Class passengers.  Even if the flight attendant lets you hang it in First Class, it will get smooshed and the bottom will be dragging on the floor.

I’ve never flown with a wedding dress, but I’ve flown with bridesmaids dresses a jillion times.  

Post # 7
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was told to buy a seat for my wedding dress on the plane (I chose shipping in the end).  I know this sounds ridiculous, but if you can get a cheap flight, is this an option?

Post # 9
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My mom is a flight attendant and we once had a conversation about a bride who brought her dress onto the plane with her.  I don’t remember exactly what she said, but basically, they do not have anywhere to hang the dress.  Your two options, if you want it on the plane with you (and don’t want to buy a seat for it like @katiebug said), if to put it in the overhead bin or make it fit under your seat, which is difficult if it’s a larger dress.  And, if the flight is packed, think about how much room the dress might take up in the overhead bin – either you won’t get a spot to squeeze your dress or you’ll take up the other passenger’s carry-on space.

I’d pack it up and ship it to the hotel.  Get insurance on the package and a tracking number, and keep your eye on it.  Then steam the wrinkles out when you get to the hotel. 

Post # 11
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Oh, It was Mrs. Poodle. That’s her blog!

Post # 13
942 posts
Busy bee

I live in Las Vegas and used Debi at Fit for a Bride to do the alterations on my bridesmaid dresses.  She’s great!!!

Post # 14
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve also heard that if you just hang onto your dress until people have put their stuff in the overhead bins, then you can lay your dress over all the other bags. If you let it drop that it’s a wedding dress, I’m sure people will be accommodating. But you may want to stake out some space just in case you can’t do that. People bring some huge carryons nowadays.

Post # 15
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know what kind of plane you’ll be taking, but I have been on a plane where they do have a closet right before you get to the first class. As long as you have a travel bag, I think you should be able to use it. I’ve used it even when riding in coach. But nowadays I don’t know how the airplanes are, they might not even let you do that anymore. Hope it all works out!!!

Post # 16
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I’m getting married in Vegas this July.  I decided to ship the dress to the where I’m staying at.  We are leaving on the plane very early on a Tuesday morning and the wedding is the next day.  I think I’ll ship it out the Friday before.  BTW, ing2foru, what did you end up doing?

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