(Closed) Wedding Dress Transport to Hawaii

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
4556 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

What airline are you flying? I fly standby on Delta. I bought my dress in NYC and had to get it back to Atlanta. Flying standby I am always the last one on, and there were several coats in the first class area, but my dress still fit and I had absolutely no problem with them making it fit. There should be no problem at all since you are also in first class. And I would think some of the men would be understanding about their stupid coat!


also, you’re going to Hawaii!! There shouldn’t be that many damn coats lol

  • This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by ksn1219.
Post # 3
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

How floofy is your dress?  I used a garment bag that folded into a carry on for mine, and had zero problems, even in economy class.

Post # 4
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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penguinbee:  That’s pretty bad customer service, especially considering you’re flying first class! I’m flying overseas and plan on using a garment bag that folds in half so that I can put it in the luggage compartment. This was the recommended method from the manager of the shop where I bought my dress. There is no way I would ship it or check it!

Post # 5
276 posts
Helper bee

How poofy is the dress?  It shouldn’t be a problem hanging it in there along with other passangers items.

However if the dress is pretty poofy and would take up the entire rack space, I would probably ship it.


Post # 6
1884 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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penguinbee:  what airline and how poofy is it? We flew Airtran/Southwest (SFO to Denver to Cancun, then Cancun to ATL, then ATL to SFO) and I just put it in the overhead bin after everyone put their luggage in- just laid it flat on top & made sure I was the first one up when the plane landed. I didn’t have any issues and the gate workers were awesome & even upgraded us to first class (their airlines dont have closets). They said it counted as my carry on but didnt have to fit the standard carryon dimensions. 

Post # 8
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My wedding is in less than 3 weeks and my seamstress will pack it and all my “wedding essentials” in the carry on for me, so that it is safe and will not damage the dress. I did not want to chance my dress being smooshed, touched by random people etc. Lol. I just have to get my dress steamed when I arrive at resort (which I was planning on anyways). 


But you are flying first class!!!! They should def let you put it in the closet. You are a first class payingpassenger  and you should have priority! 

Post # 10
36 posts

I have been thinking about the same thing! In about 2 weeks I will be taking my dress to Hawaii. I am going to ask the gate agent about hanging my dress in the closet when I get there. I will also ask the flight attendants when I board. If there is no space, then I will have to fold it and put it in the overhead bin. I know I will have to steam it either way but hanging it in the closet would be better!

Post # 12
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penguinbee:  I had no problem bringing my dress on the plane. I carried it on in a cotton garment bag and I purchased another waterproof bag to go over that..just in case anyone came close to it with a cup of coffee or something crazy. When I arrived at the gate I asked the gate agent about my dress but they just informed me to ask the flight crew. As soon as I boarded, everyone saw me with my dress and I didn’t even have to ask about the closet. I believe it depends on the plane but my plane’s closet was very short (about halfway down to the floor there was a shelf). So rather than cram my dress in the small closet I folded it over once and put it in the overhead bin. I think this is the best way. I definitely wouldn’t recommend sending it UPS, you never know, it could get lost! Everyone was really accommodating and you can get your dress steamed before the wedding. Hope this helps! 🙂

  • This reply was modified 7 years, 1 month ago by rimimi.

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