My experience: Flying with my wedding dress

posted 6 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
4704 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Thanks for sharing, I had no idea not all planes have closets. I have often ended up with damp clothes from condensation in the hold: was this a problem?

Post # 3
2813 posts
Sugar bee

I had my dress shop pack my dress in plastic in a wheeles carry on. It worked great, and my dress was a huge ballgown with a detachable train. 

Post # 4
762 posts
Busy bee

My friend booked her tulle ballgown it’s own seat lol.

Very cheap tickets granted, although I think she got some laughs from the other passengers!

Post # 5
833 posts
Busy bee

butternutter :  that’s. Great idea. If I had a poufy gown I might have done the same. I flew delta and they reserved the overhead compartment above my row just for my dress. They let me board first. Put the dress in there and said if any other passengers try to put stuff in there they would stop them from doing so. It was awesome. 

Post # 6
2361 posts
Buzzing bee

I flew with mine recently. (I bought it in another country.). It’s a full length completely beaded sheath dress (think great gatsby). 

Here’s what I did, at the recommendation of the dress shop. The main concerns were avoiding folding the dress and also preventing the beads from rubbing against each other. 

First, I covered it in tissue paper and also lined the inside with a layer of tissue paper.

Next, the entire dress was carefully hung in a full length dry cleaning bag, and I very carefully pinned the hem into place with tiny safety pins and also pinned a few other spots to make sure the dress wouldn’t shift or fall off the hanger.  

Then, a full length zip up dress fabric dress bag (from the dress designer.)

Lastly, I put a layer of Bubble wrap on top of the dress bag and very carefully rolled it up loosely.  This was to prevent creases. 

The hardest part was carefully squeezing then dress into a small carryon spinner bag.  I filled any loose space in the spinner bag with soft clothing items as needed (socks, scarves). 

It might seem like overkill but I am happy to report my dress survived the trip in pristine condition! 

Post # 7
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Oh wow. A seat for a dress 😂 

Mine had its own garment moving box for the 8 weeks journey from Europe to the US and then I stuffed it unceremoniously in one of our suitcases for our wedding in Hawaii. I hung it up for 3 days and all was good. (It doesn’t seem like it but the dress had 5 maybe 6(?) layers)

Post # 8
1322 posts
Bumble bee

There are Wally bags that make traveling with a wedding dress super convenient. It folds up into a carry on and you place it in the overhead compartment, or hang if a closet is available. I have found that it’s actually a pretty common product amongst destinations wedding brides.

I burrito wrapped a twin sized sheet around my dress so I could fold it safely, it had sequins throughout the lace that were pretty easy to snag. But otherwise was very easy to travel with the Wally bag

Post # 9
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies

loveydove :  Thanks a million! We are traveling from Ohio to Canada and our main concern is the garments arriving safely

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