Originally Posted by juliboley
Carry your dress on for sure. It gets a lot of attention and makes airline staff a little nicer to you. We traveled with all of our stuff (OOT bags, favors, decorations, etc) and just had it all spread out in our checked luggage. Just make sure you carry receipts for everything.
I did the same. Carried my dress on and just laid it across in the overhead bins (I have heard if they have room in the flight attendents closet they will hang it for you but they said no to me, I fly Frontier). Either way I was going to get my dress steamed the day of the wedding so it didn't really matter, but wasn't going to risk getting it lost in the checked luggage!
We ended up having 4 suitcases. 2 were wedding stuff and we checked all but one suitcase (we always have a carryon with a some clothes for each of us just in case something happens to the bags).
I made the mistake of not saving my receipts and read a lot of people saying things on here and it made me nervous! But customs was a breeze and had absolutely no questions coming or going.
Good luck and congrats!