Hi there...congratulations on your very very near wedding!! OMG it is sooo close....I got my wedding dress box from
I found this thread fairly recently and have just been sort of skimming it. I'm getting married at Dreams Tulum on 10 March 2011. We fly next Monday. I'm not terribly stressed about it, apart from one thing, for which I really, really need some advice!!!
Ten of us are flying as a group on Thomas Cook. I booked the wedding directly with the resort months before I booked the travel and accommodation. I assumed I'd be able to take my wedding dress as a carry-on. I checked their website, which says, wedding dresses must be packed as hold luggage (unless, of course, you've booked your wedding through them). I thought I'd be able to get around this, as the bridal shop I got my dress from said they could pack my dress into hand luggage, so I could carry it on anyway. Well, here's the fun bit... I looked up Thomas Cook's cabin bag allowance, which is 43cm x 28cm x 23cm (which doesn't mean anything to me, because I think in inches)... so I started looking online for a bag that would fit this... It doesn't exist!!! I can't find a bag like this anywhere!!!!
My FI thinks I should just get a box with exactly those dimensions, because they couldn't turn it down. I'm worried that they would find a reason and then my dress would be in a box in hold luggage, which would be even worse. I'm thinking that I should just get a bag that's closest to the dimensions I can find and hope that they'll let it through.
Maybe I'm worrying over nothing, but if everything else were to go wrong (rain, etc.), the dress is the one thing I would want
I only have a week... PLEASE, PLEASE HELP!!!! Any advice at all would be appreciated