I know that no sharp objects, nail clippers, scissors, aerosols ie deodrant are allowed.
I personally always pack a spare change of clothes for myself and dd in case luggage goes missing. Went on holiday last year and dh luggage was lost... got it back a week after we arrived but he didn't have anything to change into! Maybe this time round he'll listen
Passport and all important documents.
Something to distract any children you're travelling with - depends on their age, but maybe a travel game / pack of cards.
Mobile phone (if taking) but must be switched off.
Same for mp3 player / CD player etc.
Do not put in anything sharp - no scissors / nail files / etc. Also, when I flew last year they were funny about lighters (!)
Would certainly agree with no sharp objects like scissors (pack any such items as hold luggage).
Usually only one piece of hand luggage is allowed aboard an aircraft espcially if you are flying economy. You need to consider this also; your dress could get well creased up if it was carried as hand luggage. A dress carrier would be ideal to use but again you need to ensure it will be allowed to be stowed as hand luggage.
when i went to thailand in feb, i only had hand luggage!
lighters were ok, and i had tweezers in there as well, but scissors are a no no. The worst that will happen is that when your luggage goes through x ray, if they find anything not allowed they take it off you (happened with dh when we went altogether to thailand in nov)
Ring the airline about your dress and check you can take it on board. My sister recently got married abroad and took her dress as it was in a massive bag, they looked after it very carefully! Another poor woman on the flight had squashed hers into her handluggage and was very annoyed she hadn't checked!
my friend had her dres looked after better than she was!!lol they hung it up in first class where it couldnt get damaged , put it in one of those covers that zip up and carry it on like that but do call them before hand to tell them
vickiyumyum thank you for worring bout my ironing pmsl!! thanks to all ,,i have to go to travel agents on saturday to check ..make sure they have our visas etc so i will ask about carring the dress on then ,,maybe they will up me to first class to look after it