Traveling with Wedding Dress
Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:07 PM
I am thinking about flying first or business just for that reason.. My concern is that we have to change planes in Athens to a smaller one to Santorini. I just hope they dont give us a hard time there!
Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:04 PM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:13 PM
I planned to do that, ship everything in advance, but decided I didn't want to spend the money, so I just packed and extra suitcase (for OOT stuff) and checked it. I threw my dress in the empty suitcase after the wedding and had a friend take it back with them. I was going on my honeymoon right after and didn't want to deal with it.
However, if you do decide to ship in advance, use DHL. I called a DHL rep to get details. She said Mexico is weird when it comes to bringing certain things into the country (like different types of fabric). She said to give yourself a few extra day for it to clear customs and be VERY specific on your commerical invoice. If you are going to do this, call DHL first to get specific instructons
Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:17 PM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:21 PM
| Originally Posted by Soon to be Mrs. Hull |
Thanks for advice Rebecca, I am not shipping out of the country but I have heard good things about DHL. I might have to ship as I am going to Napa about three weeks before the wedding to take care of last minute details.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:07 AM
Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:46 PM
| Originally Posted by Nrvsbride |
Ok I have to comment about TACA b/c my grandmother has flown a million times on this airline. They are known for losing luggage. So I would absolutely carry your dress if I were you. And I don't mean to cost you anxiety but a lot of people have problems with them with regards to their luggage. I don't want to stress you out but I thought I would warn you. Oddly enough an acquaintance of mine owns TACA. Well her family does. They are very wealthy needless to say but the ongoing joke is that their company loses people's stuff. But hopefully you'll be lucky.
hee hee hee... I am so not flying TACA for my wedding! I would be pissed if any of my various items didn't show!
Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:45 AM
Posted 11 January 2007 - 03:50 PM
NOTE!!!! Get a white king sized, flat sheet for them to wrap it up in so it stays clean and (if you have beads, etc.) it doesn't catch on itself.
It was really easy having the rollie bag - I couldn't have dragged it around the airport on the hanger and folding it over my arm would have caused a ton of problems (the beads would have scratched on the bottom half of my dress). The airline volunteered to hang up my husbands suit (he was carrying it).
Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:16 PM
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