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A friend of mine is flying from Sydney to London on Singapore and is bringing her wedding dress with her. She has contacted Singapore who said she has to check it in the hold but obviously she doesn’t want to. Apart from asking at check-in anybody got any advice on what she could do?
I Googled “traveling with a wedding dress” and got all kinds of articles on the subject. If she’s flying in a premium cabin she’ll obviously have more room but the consensus seems to be to board early to get overhead bin space. I wonder if the bridal shop has some sort of long, flat box the gown could fit in and maybe only have to fold over once? Just a thought.
I flew transcon with my wedding dress. If you’re nice about it, people will be nice to you, and you shouldn’t have a problem putting in the overhead bin in a garment bag (men do this with suits all the time). Just check your other bags so that you have the wedding dress and your personal item and aren’t taking up extra space.
That being said, I’d still plan on steaming the wrinkles out on arrival, and even a small travel steamer will do the trick.