What's the Best Way to Transport My Wedding Dress on a Plane?

Etiquette, Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
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If you're planning a destination wedding, you're likely wondering how get that precious wedding dress to your exotic location in one piece. Our etiquette experts are here to help you solve this dilemma—and any other dilemma you may have during the wedding-planning process.

I have to fly to my wedding. What's the best way to transport my dress on the plane?

You should plan to carry the wedding dress in a garment bag onto the plane with you. It can be stowed either in the hanging space for first class, or in the overhead space above your seat. Or, you can fold the garment bag into a carry-on suitcase for easier storage. Either way, your dress will wrinkle, so plan to have it steamed when you arrive at your destination.

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