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Getting wedding attire & favors to Cabo

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Hi all, I'm at a loss! My wedding gown is not easily packed. Is there a suggested method on how to transport your wedding dress through the airline? Also, for those who are bringing wedding favors for their guests, how do you plan on taking those? I was told by the WC at Riu that it is definately not a good idea to ship anything. . .any suggestions are appreciated!! Thanks!

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The bridal store where you purchase your dress from and where you do your alterations, will press and package your gown appropriately. Just let them know that you intend on taking it on the plane with you to Cabo. I wouldn't let the dress out of my sight! Bring it on the plane with you, you can put it either in the airplane closet, sit with it on your lap, or ask the flight attendants to give you an overhead bin designated only to you. Either way, I wouldn't leave it out of my sight for any reason. Airlines are really understanding, they see alot of brides flying south.

 

As for the favours, I think it depends how much stuff you have. You can have it shipped early, or you can bring it with you on the plane as checked luggage.

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My dress store also told me to call the airline before hand to let them know what was going on? If they have any suggestions then you are prepared...

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I carried my gown on board, I didn't want to take a chance in case luggage got missing (which I'm glad I did, because one suitcase didn't make it down with us, it showed up that evening... thank God!). I packed on favors and wedding decorations in a separate suitcase.

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And don't ship any glass. I shipped my centerpeice vases and all but 2 were completely broken. The box I shipped them in looked like they played soccer with it.

 

We packed wedding favors and other misc. stuff in one suitcase that we checked.

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Also depending on how big, thick, poofy, if it's a relatively slim line dress I've seen quite a few dresses being packed in the dress bag, then rolled (not tightly), and stowed in the overhead bin, this seems to work as far as stowing it goes, and hopefully cuts down on wrinkles since it's rolled in the bag and not folded.

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Carrying the dress around was the biggest PIA. My first flight didn't have a closet- it was a tiny ass plane. My dress got stored in the overhead bin- thankfully no one put any luggage in with it. My connecting flight put it in the 1st class closet- but it's like a half closet so it got all bunched up at the bottom. I traveled spring break and was able to find spots for my dress so I'm sure most girls shouldn't have too much problems.

 

As for favors and my centerpieces, I packed them in my suitcase. I didn't designate a specific suitcase for it, but instead rolled the breakables in my clothes. Nothing broke thankfully.

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