Post # 17
Mine was all lace over satin with no beading or anything and a longish train. I folded (more like rolled) mine up and placed it in a duffel bag along with my jewelry, veil, undergarments, shoes, rehearsal dress…all the things that I absolutely could not stand to lose. Ironed with a plain old iron a few minutes before leaving for the ceremony. I’m honestly not even sure where it is now. I think one my wedding guests took it to the US with them in their checked baggage.
Post # 18
@edgebee: Which airline did you fly when you flew to Hawaii?
we’re having a Destination Wedding in hawaii, leaving next week from Buffalo, flying Hawaiian airline and I still dont know what im going to do about my dress! LOL.
Post # 19
may be a silly question, but would bringing your dress onto the flight with you count as your “carry on” free bag? on any vacation, i usually have a carry on bag and my purse with me… so if i carry on my dress and store it in their closet (hoping they have room) does that mean my carry on “bag” doesn’t count as my freebie bc my dress might be considered my ‘freebie?’
Post # 20
@imnotorange: In most cases, the dress is considered a “carry on,” but also depends on how large your normal carry on is. For example, I carried on my dress and a backpack (instead of my purse). A backpack is considered a “carry on,” not a personal item but because it fit under the seat, the flight attendants didn’t care. However, I don’t think I could get away with a full size carry on suitcase, a purse, AND the dress. I just realized how complicated I made that all sound, LOL.
Post # 21
This is the one thing that is stressing me out the most. I don’t have my dress picked out yet, so I don’t know how volumnous it will be – and I am worried that it will be a huge inconvenience. My only thought is to just plan to pay for a professional to steam/press it once it arrives, so that even if I need to roll it up into a duffle like a PP did, it will still look nice the day-of.
Thanks for all of your feedback on what worked best!