Jump to content
blondi1029

Traveling with bridal gown

Recommended Posts

hello my fellow destination brides. My fiance and I live in NY we will be flying down to florida for a week to start off the celebrtion with our family and friends before we board the cruise which we will be getting married on. Wondering if anyone has any helpfull hints on traveling with their bridal gown? Especially with the airlines?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More than likely you will be just fine. Take it as your carry on bag, in a decent dress bag. Hopefully they can either hang it in the 1st class cabin or in one of the closets for you - just ask nicely when you board. The flight attendants are the ones who will determine where it goes. 

 

If there's no room to hang it, then plan to put it flat in an overhead bin - and close it, guard it closely!! 

Originally Posted by blondi1029 View Post

hello my fellow destination brides. My fiance and I live in NY we will be flying down to florida for a week to start off the celebrtion with our family and friends before we board the cruise which we will be getting married on. Wondering if anyone has any helpfull hints on traveling with their bridal gown? Especially with the airlines?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I traveled with my dress from Las Vegas to Cancun with a layover in Atlanta. My husband didnt see my garment bag until the night before we left. He took one look at it and said "there's no way they're letting you on with that" So, I spent the night before awake with fear I wouldnt be able to carry my dress on. Needless to say, everyone was very accommodating. I made sure to speak with the person at the ticket counter, before they started to let people on, and kindly asked if they would let me to board first so i could make sure there was room in an over head compartment. Every person said of course and let me on first. One flight attendant even offered to let me use the first class closet. When I had to put my dress in the over head compartment, I did have to fold it in half. I expected to have it steamed when i arrived, so I wasn't too worried about wrinkles.
 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually called united and they told me to advise them at the gate that I had a wedding dress with me and also to arrive early to gate! We were able to upgrade ticket to first class... Check your reservation frequently! They usually offer an upgrade for a fee..$125 per person one way! Totally worth it u get to check up to three bags no fees! Kelly:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it would b nice to fly first class especially since ill probably be paying that much for the bag fees anyway. And knowing I have a safe place for my dress I'm sold!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also... I got a united chase card and got 60,000 miles free which is how I got an upgrade one way:) plus u can check first bag free wnen you have the card! Definitely a perk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best Tip that you can take into consideration is: 

 

Ask your airline if they have any specific requirements or if you need a special request for this.  Most of them will provide a solution that will make comfortable during the flight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Hi Patty, thank you so much for your reply. I will definitely check out each of these resorts and 5e attachments that you have provided.  Can you suggest a Canadian TA?
    • Congratulations Amanda and welcome to the forum! Absolutely use a travel agent. You will get the best rates & personalized for you and your guests. We can definitely give you resort suggestions & answer any questions you have, but your best bet for pricing will be to contact a Canadian TA. Canadian rates are different than the US market and are typically packaged with the air plus using a Canadian TA you and your guests can pay in CAD.   Karisma resorts are known for their "gourmet inclusive" food options.  Sensatori Punta Cana is a beautiful resort that opened a few years ago. They offers a sky terrace for weddings & reception. They are next to Nickelodeon Punta Cana and share many of the same restaurants. There is an awesome waterpark for kids that is available for a nominal fee.   In Punta Cana Now Onyx is a popular option & we have stayed there twice. The food is good and adults have the added bonus of being able to go to Breathless Punta Cana which is an adults only resort next door.  Now Onyx is in the process of adding a sky terrace for weddings with reception area attached.  Royalton Resorts are another great option. Royalton Bavaro in Punta Cana has a terrace overlooking the ocean and Royalton Riviera Cancun has an open air chapel overlooking the ocean. They are great family friendly resorts.  Resort info is attached for all of these options & we have stayed at or toured all of them as well. Please take a look and let me know what questions we can answer. Thanks! Patty     Sensatori PC fact sheet.pdf Royalton Bavaro resort map.pdf Royalton Bavaro fact sheet.pdf Royalton Riviera Cancun factsheet 8.2018.pdf Royalton Riviera Cancun brochure 8.2018.pdf Royalton Riviera Cancun - Location Images 2017.pdf Royalton Riviera Cancun resort map.pdf Now Onyx Resort Map (2).pdf Now Onyx Brochure (1).pdf Now Onyx fact sheet (1).pdf
    • The most recent post I found for Azul Fives brides is here -- although it hasn't been updated much:    You can also find a Cancun-Riviera Maya FB group hosted by this forum here, that will have various info you might find helpful! https://www.facebook.com/groups/CancunRMBrides/ Since you are considering Azul Fives for your wedding, I also encourage you to check out this promotion because it could save you a good amount of money on your wedding -- the only requirement is that you use Wright Travel, which is the official travel agency of the BDW forum! But their services are free, so it's a total bonus and will be a huge help as you plan your wedding celebration Hope that helps!!!  
    • Can’t seem to find the forum for Azul Fives with the last year? If someone could post the link that would be great!  I am just starting to loosely plan my wedding and this resort is on my top list. Thanks!
    • Hi there I’ve been engaged for a few months now and we beginning to talk about our wedding. We are 33 and 34 years old, We think we want it to be in Mexico or DR. We expect about 50 guests including children. We don’t want to get married or have our reception on the beach. My Fiancé is a chef so we also would like good food! We would also like to keep the cost under $1800 per guest flying from Nova Scotia, Canada.  Any suggestions as to how or where to start the planning process? Should we use a travel agent?  Any experienced brides that can suggest a resort ? Thank you! amanda   
  • Topics

×
×
  • Create New...