Getting my dress to Las Vegas.... :-/

Well ladies, I have two weeks until the wedding, and 11 days until we catch our flight to Las Vegas!
I'm currently having an anxiety attack because 4 months ago I was told it would be perfectly fine to carry my dress onto the plane, and now I called to double check and the woman said she didn't recommend it. The dimensions for a carry on MUST be 10x16x24 inches. Even if I fold the dress (already in the garment bag) in half, it's still too big. I'm going to have to stuff it in a suitcase I guess. Has anyone tried to fly their dress as carry on recently through Southwest Airlines? Or know of anyone who has?
Posted on September 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm
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AshleyWilkerson
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I'm sorry!!! {{HUGS}}

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 5:53 am
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could you roll it, and stick it in a small duffle bag as a carry on? rolling reduces wrinkles and you can usually get something smaller doing it that way. i would try every possbile approach to make it carry on size! good luck!! (and obv take it to the cleaners when you get there to press it!)

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 7:09 am
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I agree with Kplusd rolling might make it smaller... and Ditto on getting it pressed to get any wrinkles out. 

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 7:11 am
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yes agree..and i believe every hotel there have a services..they can pressed it for you..i got married there..and i only paid for the pressing of my dress..

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 4:07 am
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I didn't do it through Southwest, but I did through US Airways! The website said the same thing about the dimensions, but I did it anyways after researching what other brides did. I've heard of the rolling too, but I didn't even attempt it. All the attendants were super nice and let me hang it in a closet up front. One of our flights I was able to hang it in back of first class, which gave it more room, instead of being squished. It will definitely need to be steamed or pressed! 


 

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 7:06 am

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