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Proper way to pack your wedding dress

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#1 Shelley

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    Posted 09 August 2007 - 06:19 PM

    I remember some time ago seeing someone posting the proper way to pack your wedding gown if you are going to put it in a travel suitcase rather than carry it in the garment bag. I seem to recall it saying you put the dress inside out, but I can't remember much more. Can anyone provide any help?

    Also, do any past brides have any recommendations/thoughts on carrying the dress in a garment bag versus a carry on? I'm still undecided (even though we leave in 2 days)

    #2 DreamsTulumBride

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      Posted 09 August 2007 - 06:34 PM

      I can't answer your question but all I have to say is that I will have my dress with me at all times during the flight (not putting it in a suitcase)!


      Can't wait to see all your pictures!

      #3 Shelley

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        Posted 09 August 2007 - 06:36 PM

        Thanks Annie! And I am keeping my dress with me at all times too. Sorry, I should've clarified when I said suitcase that I mean one of those rolly carry-on suitcases that will never leave my side. There's no way I'm risking losing the dress!

        #4 calyx6

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          Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:00 PM

          I don't remember the post about turning the dress inside out. When I stuffed my dress in my carry on to get it home, I left all of the tissue paper on the inside of it, left it in its garment bag, and then carefully rolled it up before putting it in my rolley carry-on. I believe some other brides have mentionned packing the dress in a large sheet. You'll probably still have to get it steamed or pressed.

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          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:06 PM

            I've read on here to use one of those really soft baby sheets.. Natasha (I believe) had her alterations person pack it in her carry-on suitcase and it came out beautifully.. I'm planning on carrying it on and hoping they let me put it in the closet.

            I've seen pictures of dresses on a bust form, but not sure where those came from but that probably doesn't have much to do with the travels of the dress. Unless you stuff with tissue paper, but I don't know.
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            #6 PaulaV

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              Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:10 PM

              Here are two threads on this subject, hope they help:



              #7 MsShelley


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                Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:58 PM

                great tips girls, thanks!

                #8 Christine

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                Posted 09 August 2007 - 08:20 PM

                I would roll not fold, rolling always helps with wrinkles with clothes so I would think the same for dresses
                Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

                #9 DreamsTulumBride

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                  Posted 09 August 2007 - 08:37 PM

                  Thanks Paula for the wed site!

                  #10 TammyB

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                    Posted 09 August 2007 - 08:42 PM

                    I had my bridal salon prepare my dress for flight, they steam it so it had no wrinkles and then put a bust form card board thing in there to keep the dress from moving around. I carried it on the plane in a garment bag and hung it in the flight attendants closet. When I arrived in Cabo it was stuck in that back for 3 more days because I didn't want Cain to see it, when we checked into the Sheraton (we stayed there two nights) I put it in the closet and took it out of the garment bag. Because they had tile floors, I put a towel on the bottom of the closet to make sure it wouldn't get dirty. It was perfectly fine, no wrinkles..

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