Does anyone have any experience/tips/tricks on how to transport your wedding dress abroad without it getting too creased? Ideally I would like to take it in the hand luggage but I’m not entirely sure its going to be possible
I’m getting married in Cyprus, and I’m pretty sure you can get a ‘dress box’ that they mark as fragile and you can take it on the plane as hand luggage, you may need to pay extra for it but so worth it, id rather that then putting it in the hols where it’s being thrown around haha x
Hannah Roome what did you do with yours? 🥰
A lot of the bridal boutiques I visited offer packing as an extra service. I think they'd pack any dress,even if you didn't buy from them. You can buy special boxes,but they'd even pack into a suitcase or bag. You would need to check the maximum dimensions and weight for hand luggage,so bear that in mind
No but a handheld steamer is a good investment as they are travel sise. You can then freshen it up decreasing it when uiure there and then use your steamer on future holidays. Amazon about 20 pounds x
Ive asked my dress lady this. She’s going to help me pack it in a box and use the dress bag as a buffer. She’ll roll it in the the box!
Check that you’ll be able to fit it in a hand luggage size box first though!
I’m getting married in Greece and have got. A bride box that fits perfectly in overhead xx
Beware of the boxes if you have a big dress e.g. princess style. Mine was a real struggle to get in and came out VERY creased. Best thing to do apparently is roll it up and put it in a hard luggage case. Wish I had done this so badly! I got mine steamed when I was there for 50 euros so wasn't too bad but I was STRESSING!! xxx
I brought mine in a garment bag, making sure that I was early enough that I could ask the cabin crew to hang it in the first class closet for me. (Also had my (now) husband's suit & my matron-of-honour's dress in there, whew!)
It came through fine. A local charity shop was happy to steam it out for us, though it barely needed anything. As others have said, a handheld steamer means you don't have to rely on someone else though.
I took my dress in a dress bag as hand luggage and they hung it up at the wardrobe at the front of the plane.
I got married in Cyprus last year, I took my dress in a hand luggage bag and I had a big dress, I put layers of tissue paper where it was embellished at the top so it didn't catch on the skirt. I put it in the case the night before we went and as soon as we got there I took it out and left it in the dress bag in the wardrobe. The night before the wedding I took it out the bag and left it to hang and it was fine. You can book a wedding dress box on as hand luggage also but they aren't much bigger than a case xx
I got married in Cyprus and took my dress in a dress box - just check the airline limitations before you go and order a box to match the size! My dress wasn’t creased at all!
I’m getting married in St Lucia in February and the airline have given me a bridal box to take on the plane as hand luggage
The empty box company do great wedding dress transport boxes.
www.CambridgeBridalStudio.co.uk offer a packing service to ensure the dress is perfect for your special day. 01223 430043
I’ve brought a box to travel mine in from the bridal shop I bought my dress from. Xxx
Creasing might be inevitable but when the dress reaches its destination hang it in the bathroom and turn the shower on high for 5 minutes then leave it in the steamy bathroom with the door shut for at least half an hour. The creases should drop
I had a small case which I took on as hand luggage. I had my shoes, tiara, veil and dress inside. My dress was in a dress bag and I just rolled it up, I hung it up in the wardrobe in its bag and it was absolutely fine. I think rolling is better than folding x
I got my wedding dress box from the empty box company. They have the different airlines listed so you know you have the right size for hand luggage.
You can always book an extra item seat next to you, and hang the dress in a dress bag on the seat