(Closed) What to pack my dress in for the plane?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I saw a girl who packed her dress in a giant pillowcase and used it as a pillow on the plane.  It was probably someone on this site…

Post # 5
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The pillow was on this site.  I have also seen people who put them in the first class coat closet if they were in first class, so if you are, that may work.  I would definately put it in something that will protect your dress from liquids.  You don’t want to bump someone and have water or anything else spilt on the dress.  I would even consider putting it inside a cotton garment bag inside a plastic garment bag.  That is how I transported mine even via car.

If you are not wanting it to hang then dont even bother taking a hanger.. That will just get in the way and draw attention to your dress.  You can get a hanger on the other side. 

Also, is shipping your dress an option?? You may look into some insured shipping, and ship it in a rubbermaid type case so it is protected. 

Post # 7
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m stressing about this too – my dress is kind of big (a bit of poof in the shirt), and definitely wouldn’t work as a pillow. Any tips would be helpful! I’m nervous about shipping it, but it might be the safest option – I’ll be taking about 3 flights to get across the country to my wedding spot.

Post # 8
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I packed my dress(es) inside their garment bags, folded up carefully into standard size rolling hard-sided carryon suitcases.  It made for easy transport through the airport, but then I could take out the dresses and hang them, if the opportunity arose (as in the first-class closet or laid out across the top of bags in the overhead compartment).  I actually never ended up taking the dresses out on any of the flights, and they arrived just fine.  Good luck!

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