(Closed) Wedding Dress on Airplane?!?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m way out from this, but I will need to know too….

Post # 4
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I flew mine from CA to IN.  I just carried it on and hung it up in the coat/jacket area by first class.  The flight attendants were more than happy to help.

Post # 5
5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I carried mine on (in the dress bag from the salon) and they hung it up for me. If you call the airline they’re probably going to tell you they can’t promise you closet space. I know some bees have rolled it up in a carry on and put it in the overhead compartment.

Post # 6
2422 posts
Buzzing bee

I carried my dress on for my Destination Wedding in Mexico. I called American before the flight just to make sure this was allowable. They said it was and that the flight attendants would hang it up if there was enough room.

I was able to hang up the dress in the attendant’s closet for the first leg of the trip. However, my flight arrived 15 minutes before my connection was supposed to take off. We literally had to RUN through the airport to catch it. And because of this, there wasn’t enough room in the closet so I had to put it in the overhead. I just laid it on top of the stuff in there. 

Luckily my dress was chiffon so I didn’t need to steam the dress for the wedding day (two days later). For the trip home, I just stuffed it into my luggage. We had a long layover in Miami and I didn’t feel like lugging it around the airport for four hours. 

Post # 7
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I will be carrying my dress on and I am sure they will put it in the closet for me I am not too worried about it.

Post # 9
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had to fly to Charleston to pick up my gown and bring it back with me on the plane.  It’s big and poufy.  Here’s what I did…


1.  Profile the security lines.  Pick one with an older woman.  That might sound mean of me, but sure enough, a nice TSA agent took the dress and put it through the belt very carefully.  I almost cried because she was so careful and kind.


2.  I asked to board with the moms and “people who need extra time.”  This way, I got to lay my dress out in an overhead bin without people around me. 


3.  I was seated in the back and took the last overhead bin.  Once I put the dress in the bin, I shut it.  Only 1-2 others opened it and they immediately shut it when they saw the bag taking up all the space.


By the way, smile your face off in the airport.  Almost everyone knows what is in that bag.  I got smiles and “congratulations!” as I made my way through the terminal.  🙂


Post # 10
2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I plan to carry mine on to the plane =]

Post # 11
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Here is Mrs Poodle’s dress pillow.

Post # 13
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

oooo thanks for this info, gals!  I will be needing this for multiple flights (roughly 15-17 hours yikes).



Post # 14
2126 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m flying american with my dress as well, I was just told to carry it on in the garment bag, they will find someplace for me to put it. 

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