(Closed) Should I ship my wedding dress or take it on the plane?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

 

Personally, I would carry it with me. I would get to my flight early, pay for premium boarding if that’s an option and put on your sweetest smile and get your dress onboard. If it gets stuck in a bin, so be it. Have a steamer waiting for you in CA.

…is there a chance that the plane is so small that you would have to potentially gate check? Can your dress fit in a carry on size suitcase? I know the wrinkles sound less than ideal but I personally wouldn’t risk shipping.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Heck, I would stuff it in a bag as carry on, then once you are there, get it steamed! lol

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

brynnwynn :  DO NOT ship your dress. Just carry it on. People go out of their way for brides, they will def find a spot for it. I flew with mine. They just cant garauntee it as per policy.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’m going to put mine in a garment bag, then fold it up nicely and put it in my carry-on bag by itself with nothing else in it. Once I get to my wedding city, we’ll just steam it, so I’d do that if I were you. You have more control over it if it’s in your hands, not in a box traveling by itself.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Definitely take it on the plane, shipping is much riskier in terms of it getting lost. I had mine in my carry-on bag and just didn’t put too much other stuff in there, and it was good to go. Granted, mine wasn’t super poofy or anything, but air travel is nothing a good steam couldn’t fix.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’d carry it on with me, and if they had a problem with it, they could pry it out of my cold, dead fingers. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I put my dress in the largest hardback carry on the airline would allow. It was totally fine, I didn’t even have to steam it. And mine was pretty poofy.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I would definitely keep it with me. I’ve had a lot of bad luck with things getting lost when using shipping companies and in my experience they are less than helpful when it comes to finding the items they’ve lost. I would be much more comfortable bringing it with me.

I flew with my dress, but it was easily able to fit into a carry-on so I didn’t have anything to worry about there.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

brynnwynn :  I flew to Cali from NYC for my Destination Wedding and took my dress with me.    I flew United there, and they hung up my dress up for me and AA hung it too on our return flight.  Just ask a flight attendant to hang up your dress.  They have closests in first class.  They’re all happy to obliged as long as the closets are not full, which they never are in my experience.  They’re usually really excited for couples about to get married and very accommodating.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2022

Don’t ship it!! Take it folded in a carry on or even purchase it it’s own seat! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I shipped mine from Tx to Co and it was fine. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

People thought I was crazy…but I put my dress in a huge suitcase and under the plane it went to the Dominican Republic.  Now….granted…I had a direct flight…so I figured my odds were better than having a connection.  

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I’m taking it as a carry on. It’s big and poofy but I’d rather risk wrinkles and steam later than risk it getting lost.

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