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#1 MoonPalacePookie

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    Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:07 PM

    So my wedding dress is huge, its a big ball gown with a giant tulle skirt. Here is a picture of a similar dress, mine is the same but without the beading on top.
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    The dress is so big, it literally stands on its own and when in its garment bag, it is the size of a full person, so the storage closet on the airplane is out of the question, especially since I have to drag the darn thing through the airport to get there. I'm not sure if anyone else has done this, but I bought one of those extra large space bags, the ones you suck with air out of with a vacuum. I just did a test run, put my dress, wrapped in a sheet inside and sucked all the air out of it. The bag turned out to be about the size of a normal pillow, which is a perfect size for a carry on. The great thing about all this tulle is that when we get to Mexico, with its 800% humudity, it should straighten out enough to just need a bit of pressing. This should work in theory, just wondering if anyone has actually done this?
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    #2 becks



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      Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:05 AM

      I haven't, but it sounds like a GREAT idea.

      I use the space bags for all of my extra linens and such and they are wonderful!

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      #3 kellywinter1

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        Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:11 AM

        I haven't done this before either, but it sounds great in theory. Thanks for the idea. Can you tell us how it works out for you?

        #4 nikkianddean

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          Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:18 AM

          great idea! My dress is very streamlined, but I would be very interested in how this works!

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          #5 Copita

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            Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:21 AM

            Great idea, Moon and GORRRRRRRRRRGEOUS dress!!! :)

            #6 Dez921714

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              Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:39 AM

              Beautiful dress! And thanks for teh idea on how to transport it!!! I am sooo going to do that (my dress is huge too!)

              Also, the MP offers wedding dress pressing service...so if it is rinkled you can have them steam it (or whatever they do)
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              #7 FYB87

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                Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:45 AM

                Beautiful dress. I haven't tried this, but what a great idea!

                #8 foxytv

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                  Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:52 AM

                  I would think it would wrinkle a little much -- but if you are getting there early and can hang it out to breathe ... that might work. Let us know!!! Mine traveled relatively wrinkle free and I didn't even press it before the wedding it looked so good!

                  #9 Jen_S

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                    Posted 15 June 2008 - 03:30 PM

                    It is a good idea let us know how it comes out.
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                    #10 Shay2679

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                      Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:36 PM

                      I think it is great going there...but what about on the way home? Do you have a portable shrinker thingy!?

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