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#1 jnowlan

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    Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:58 PM

    I was wondering how you are going to take your dresses on the plane. Did anyone buy a dress bag? Are you putting it in it's own suit case? Just would like some ideas.

    #2 dragonfly

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      Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:19 PM

      I rolled mine like a sleeping bag, then when I got to the hotel hung it up and it was perfect. The harder thing to keep nice was the veil. The humidity at your destination also helps with wrinkles.

      #3 superez

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        Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:23 PM

        Thanks for posting this question! I need to know too. We haven't made plane reservations yet but wondering what anyone's experience was flying Mexicana (or Alaska) with possible layover in Mexico City, so what is best way to pack and can they put it in a flight cabin closet of some sort? Thanks!!!

        #4 Betsy


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          Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:07 PM

          I am going to use my dress as my carry-on - I hope I can do that! I suppose I should check with the airline, another thing to add to my ever growing list of things to do....., but that is my plan! I am hoping to just keep it in the dress bag and put it in the overhead compartment somehow - or just hold on to it the whole time! I don't want to risk it getting lost in the luggage!!!!

          #5 BayBug

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            Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:00 PM

            One of the ladies on this site gave me the best advice ever! She told me that she rolled hers up into a carry-on luggage and seriously that was the best thing ever. It was protected from other people stepping on it and smashing it.

            #6 bre

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              Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:02 PM

              We just got home and had no problems bringing my dress on the plane. That said, we did fly first class in the front row, just next t the closet so all of the flight attendants were very accommodating.

              I left my dress in the bag from the bridal shop but I wrapped it in a clean white sheet b/c you could see though the bag a little. It had snowed 10 inches the day before so used a huge industrial clear trash bag on the bottom of the dress just in case the bottom of the closet was wet. This was all pinned together but not to the dress.

              This was good since the closet turned out to be more of a cubby than a real closet. I would recommend sewing a loop on the bottom of the bag if there is not one to help hang it and carry it. I had a rather large dress and for much of the time carried it in half.

              The dress was in great shape when we arrived though I did have it pressed. That only cost $16. All in all, everyone at the airport and on the flights were very sweet and accommodating.

              Good luck!
              Bre & Pete
              January 19, 2008
              El Dorado Royale

              #7 lucy106

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                Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:09 PM

                There is a great thread on here about taking your dress on the plane. One bride said she had an awesome experience with Alaska Air. Everyone recommended to call the airline just to check the policy. A good point was made though that the person you talk to is just someone at a desk not someone at the check in counter and maybe not even at the airport, ha! But I sent Northwest (our airline) an email and they responded within 24hrs. Not only did they say that they would make every attempt to accomodate my dress but they kept saying congratulations to us! It seems like most peoples experince is that the flight attendants love to have brides and grooms on their flights and will help out as much as possible.

                #8 Sunsierra

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                  Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:11 PM

                  We also just got home. I brought my dress as carry on in it's bag (no problems going there and coming home). We flew economy so we just shoved it in the overhead compartment. Once we got there, I hung it up and then got it steamed a few days before.
                  Stacy & Joel
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                  #9 jnowlan

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                    Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:12 PM

                    Thanks for all the great information.

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