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Ok...Cabo Wedding...Great Idea...How the heck do I get my dress there?

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#1 Tav

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    Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:53 AM

    Hey all,

    Being unfamiliar with all things 'wedding', I'm asking for advice on how to get my dress down to Cabo for the wedding, preferably, from past brides who've actually done it already. Do I take it down on the plane with me, wrinkling it horribly or do I ship it down risking it not arriving on time or at all? I'm thinking I will take it down and bring one of those handheld steamers to steam out the wrinkles. However, I just found out today from a recent groom that the dress doesn't show up from the store ready-to-wear so it has to be pressed anyway. Should I not have it pressed in the US and take it down, not worrying about the wrinkles since it's not pressed anyway, and take it to a place in Cabo to be pressed?

    Is there a magic wedding dress transportation machine that will solve this problem? If not, advice is seriously appreciated.



    #2 DreamsDreamer

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      Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:43 AM

      I think that most brides take the dress with them on the plane. You call your airline and you let them know that you will be travelling with your wedding dress. They will most likely allow you to hang it in their on flight closet. It shouldn't get terribly wrinkled. Also, most hotels have a steaming service, but I will be bringing my own handheld steamer so that I can be sure that they don't mess up my dress in any way.
      But definitely take it with you on the plane, you want it in your sight and by your side at all times!!

      #3 Nene

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        Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:12 AM

        I asked my WC this question and she said to not let it out of my sight. She even said hold it on the plane. My wedding date is before yours so I will let you know. Sorry I could not be more help?

        #4 cheese_diva

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          Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:45 AM

          Make sure you have it cleaned and pressed before you leave. They should also package the bodice on a small form to keep the breast area filled out. It's hot carrying your dress through the airport but do it.. like the others said, I didn't let it out of my site until I put in the closet on the plane. (make sure you're one of the last to add your stuff so it doesn't get a suitcase put on it.)

          Then when you get to your resort hang it. Our resort offered pressing but being paranoid I decided to just let it hang and any wrinkles that were created during transit were gone before the wedding. You could always hang in the bathroom with the shower running on hot, but don't do this if you have a silk dress.. water stains on silk are horrible.
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          #5 Maura


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          Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:50 AM

          most important -- do not let your dress out of your sight, and do NOT ship it.

          ok first a few questions:

          1) do you have a hotel yet? the WC at the hotel should be able to tell you if they can press your dress on premises.
          2) have you booked your airline, or at least chosen which airline you'll fly? oftentimes if you call your airline after booking to tell them you're flying for a DW and will be carrying your dress, depending on the airline, they will either let you hang it in the 1st class/captain's closet, or give you your own overhead bin for it. angela is right though, my dress shop is doing what she recommended -- filling the top section with a form to keep the breast shape.

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            Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:38 AM

            I carried mine right onto the plane, hung it up in the front, and kept it hung up at the hotel and it was just fine (had it pressed before we left) -- the only thing is you get a lot of attention for carrying around a huge white dress :)

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