Originally Posted by welljen
I flew with Air Canada earlier this month and they were very accommodating with my wedding dress. I had my purse and my wedding dress was my other personal item.
They let me lay it flat in one of the overhead compartments in first class, even though we were stuck in 'steerage' - my mom had been upgraded to first class, so as a worst case scenario we had already decided that we would have had her take it on as her carry-on item.
There were 2 other brides on the flight and I shared the compartment with one of them, while the other bride hung her dress upright in the closet.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for the update!