(Closed) Travelling With the Dress

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I  was told to call airlines and tell them that I will be flying with my gown and what happens usually is they cant “guarantee closet space” but my understanding is most flight attendants will place it in either their closet or 1st class closet.  Just find one before you board.

Post # 4
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I had to pick my dress up in Charleston, SC and fly with it back to Virginia. Iboarded with the “people needing extra assistance” so I could lay my dress flat in an overhead bin. Those crew closets have hanger bars about as high as my elbow and I didn’t see the point of asking for that space.

I recently saw a bride carry a huge Vera Wang dress on board a much smaller plane. Luckily, it wasn’t a full flight and people moved so the dress could have it’s own seat in the bulkhead row.

Don’t bother calling the airline. They don’t care. You want to smile and talk to the specific crew on your flights.

Post # 6
12 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

same problem with me here.. when im leaving for germany in 5 months. im not taking my dress. im just so scared something will happen to it. my mom is gona bring it and carry it with her maybe she will put it into those nice small bags or whatever the case is. im just so scared.hopefully it will arrive safe 🙁

Post # 7
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I shipped mine from Colorado to Michigan and it was perfectly fine. We just made sure it was packaged well and insured the heck out of it. 🙂 Good luck!!!!

Post # 8
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You say it is not a poofy dress, so of you’re flying with the dress do not fold it but roll it. Put it in a garment bag, roll it like a yoga mat, fix the roll with two straps and bring it as your carry-on luggage. This minimizes the amount of wrinkles and takes less space

Post # 9
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@NewfieBullet:  I wore 2 dresses at my weddings and my weddings is in south east asia. So I rolled one of the dress (just like usuki said) and put it in a carry on luggage, the other one I used space bag. Once I got there, I just hang them out and luckily both of the dresses didn’t wrinkles. 

Post # 10
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had a destination wedding in Negril, Jamaica and brought my dress w/me on the plane.  There was no closet space but I was able to lay my dress flat in the overhead bins.  Didn’t really have any problem at all. 

Post # 11
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t roll it.

Carry it on in a garment bag and most likely, they will hang it for you. I did this with a bridesmaid dress once and it wasn’t a problem at all.

Post # 12
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I shoved it into my carry on 2 x.

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