Guide: How to Ship a Wedding Dress
- Use a small sturdy box. Cardboard boxes of various sizes can be purchased from your nearest office supply store or post office for a few dollars.
- Wrap with acid free tissue paper.
- Fold the dress carefully.
- Place in clear plastic bag.
- Seal with adhesive tape.
- Bonus Tips.
- 1 How much does the average wedding dress weigh?
- 2 Can I put my wedding dress in a vacuum bag?
- 3 Can you pack a wedding dress in a suitcase?
- 4 What is the best way to store a wedding dress?
- 5 Does a wedding dress count as a carry on?
- 6 How heavy is the heaviest wedding dress?
- 7 How many pounds does it take to drop a wedding dress size?
- 8 How many pounds is two wedding dress sizes?
- 9 How do you fold a dress for shipping?
- 10 How much does it cost to ship a dress?
- 11 How do you ship a poofy dress?
How much does the average wedding dress weigh?
Dress weight A average wedding dress weighs about 3kg or 7lbs, but of course there is a wide range. The easy way to find out what your dress weighs: Jump on your bathroom scales (without the dress) and note your weight.
Can I put my wedding dress in a vacuum bag?
Never store your dress in a vacuum sealed bag or plastic container! While this may seem like a great way to preserve your gown, plastic containers or bags emit fumes that can yellow or discolor the fabric. Additionally, moisture trapped within the container can cause a buildup of mildew or mold.
Can you pack a wedding dress in a suitcase?
Yep. As with most airlines, you get one carry-on and one personal item. Crew members will typically help accommodate for wedding attire, laying your fragile dress—wrapped in a proper garment bag—carefully in an overhead compartment, either atop other suitcases or in its own space, depending on room.
What is the best way to store a wedding dress?
Place the dress in an acid-free container and store it in an area that is safe from harsh light or temperatures (think under a bed). You should also add silica desiccant packets inside the box for humidity control. Alternatively, you can use an acid-free plastic garment bag to hang the dress in a cool, dry closet.
Does a wedding dress count as a carry on?
Ask the Airline to Help You Out Milk everything you can out of being a bride and let them take care of you. Note: Airlines count the dress as a carry-on item so avoid being caught at the gate with other items like a purse and another bag in hand.
How heavy is the heaviest wedding dress?
The world’s heaviest wedding dress contains over one million beads and weighs 170 kilograms.
How many pounds does it take to drop a wedding dress size?
The average amount of weight it takes to move from one dress size to another is about 10 to 15 pounds. Moving from a size 16 to a size 12 means dropping two sizes, so you would need to lose 20 to 30 pounds.
How many pounds is two wedding dress sizes?
The average weight between each dress size is usually 10 or 15 pounds. It all really depends on your specific weight.
How do you fold a dress for shipping?
When it comes to packing, neatly fold each item of clothing — don’t roll them! Rolling causes wrinkles and the clothes will end up looking messy upon delivery. To fold your clothes like a high-end retailer, start by clearing a space so you can lay the items out flat. For shirts and sweaters, lie them face down.
How much does it cost to ship a dress?
USPS First Class Mail is cheapest overall at around the $5 mark, or even less depending on weight. Using an envelope or small box with USPS is roughly equivalent in price. In this case, either the envelope or the small Flat Rate box would get you postage at around $8.
How do you ship a poofy dress?
Fold the gown as required and use plastic to cover it (for the unlikely but possible event that the box gets wet). Seal the flaps and seams with strong mailing tape that is a minimum width of two inches. Place the shipping label on top and avoid putting the label over a seam/closure or on top of the tape.