Expert tips on how to travel with a wedding dress stress-free.
Call the airline beforehand to find their policy on bulky delicate items like your wedding dress
How to pack your wedding dress properly and avoid creasing during the flight
Leave dress on hanger, place on a flat surface. Fold left side towards right side of the dress, then fold the right over the left. If you have a train roll it up to fit into the garment bag. Pull long plastic (In case something gets spilt on it) over the dress and secure at the bottom, pull the hanger of the dress through the top of the garment bag.
How to pack your dress into a carry-on case.
Remove the hanger, turn dress inside out, cover with a long wide plastic cover (not a garment bag) leaving the train out. place on a flat surface, Fold left side towards right side of the dress, then fold the right over the left. If you have a train fold it up over the dress outside the plastic. The plastic helps reduce creasing. Roll the dress rather then fold as this also helps reduce creasing
Don’t want to put your wedding dress into the overhead compartment
Book a one-way ticket for your wedding dress to ensure it stays safe during the flight, it’ll never leave your sight. If you don’t want to buy a ticket and the flight isn’t full ask if there is a free seat you can put your wedding dress on. Chances are, someone will either be willing to swap with you so you can sit next to the dress or a nice flight attendant can help move you around to make it work.
If there are any creases on your wedding dress when you arrive
Place a pillow case or some light fabric over the dress using a steam iron should sort it, otherwise local dry cleaner will steam the dress for you.