The Ultimate Destination Wedding Packing List

Are you ready to embark on your dream destination wedding? Whether you're jetting off to a tropical paradise or saying "I do" in a picturesque European city, packing for your destination wedding requires careful planning....

Are you ready to embark on your dream destination wedding? Whether you're jetting off to a tropical paradise or saying "I do" in a picturesque European city, packing for your destination wedding requires careful planning. After all, it's not just a vacation - there's a wedding day involved too! To help you prepare for this special occasion, we have created the ultimate destination wedding packing list. By following these tips, you can ensure a stress-free trip and focus on creating unforgettable memories.

The Complete Destination Wedding Packing List Photo by Jeremie Hkb

The Essentials

Before you start packing, make sure you have the essentials covered:

  • Passports
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Vaccination Information
  • Plane tickets and Boarding Passes
  • Credit Cards and Cash
  • Marriage Certificate (if you've already completed the legalities)
  • Wedding Rings
  • Wedding Day Attire (Dress/Suits/Veil/Accessories/Jewelry/Shoes/Underwear/Garter)
  • Wedding Details and Planner
  • Your Vows/Speeches
  • "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue"
  • Phone and phone charger
  • Camera (to capture the excitement)
  • Venue/Hotel/Transfer booking information and directions

Pro Tip: Keep your most essential items and things you need for your wedding day in your hand luggage. Check with your venue if they have a steamer to iron out any creases upon arrival.

The Complete Destination Wedding Packing List Photo by Jeremie Hkb

Bride Packing List

Here's what the bride should include in her packing list:

  • Pre-wedding day outfit
  • Bridal prep outfit
  • Makeup
  • Perfume
  • Wedding night underwear
  • Inspiration printouts/photos for makeup and hair
  • Makeup brushes
  • Facial Skincare Products (cleanser, toner, moisturizer)
  • Makeup remover
  • Hair Products
  • Hair Straighteners/Curlers
  • Post-wedding outfit

Pro Tip: If you haven't had a hair and makeup trial, bring inspirational printouts or a Pinterest board to guide your stylist.

Groom Packing List

The groom's packing list should include:

  • Pre-wedding day outfit
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Hair styling products
  • Aftershave/Cologne
  • Copy of speech notes
  • Post-wedding outfit

Pro Tip: Carry an extra copy of your speech notes in case of emergencies.

The Complete Destination Wedding Packing List Photo by Jeremie Hkb

Important Paperwork

Don't forget these crucial documents:

  • Venue and supplier contracts
  • Supplier contact details
  • Wedding insurance
  • Copy of table plan mockup for last-minute changes
  • Final decoration and itinerary plan

Pro Tip: Keep all important paperwork in a labeled handy wallet and make sure to have electronic copies as well.

Toiletries and Electronics

Here's a list of essential toiletries and electronics:

  • Camera and memory card
  • Camera charger
  • iPad/kindle
  • Sunscreen
  • Aftersun
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Brushes/Combs
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Nail file
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Reading glasses/Contact lenses
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight cover-up
  • Sandals
  • Flip Flops
  • Sleepwear
  • Underwear
  • Safety pins/pins
  • Travel sewing kit
  • Prescription medicine(s)
  • Mini scissors

Pro Tip: Opt for travel-sized toiletries or decant them into small labeled bottles to save space.

The Complete Destination Wedding Packing List Photo by Jeremie Hkb

Other Wedding Items

Don't forget these additional wedding items:

  • Wedding favors
  • Wedding stationery
  • Groomsmen gifts
  • Bridesmaid's gifts
  • Parent's gifts
  • Guest book
  • Additional decor items

Pro Tip: If possible, courier any necessary items to your venue or ask if they can source them for you.

The Complete Destination Wedding Packing List Photo by Jeremie Hkb

Honeymoon Packing List

For your honeymoon, make sure to include the following:

  • Vacation Clothes and Shoes for Day and Evening
  • Itinerary/Tickets for your extended stay or trip
  • Swimwear
  • Lingerie and Underwear
  • Evening Dresses and Shoes
  • Evening Bags
  • Reading Books
  • Maps and Guides of the Area
  • Lightweight Cover-up
  • Sun hat
  • Beach bag
  • Beach towel

Pro Tip: As you pack for your destination wedding, keep in mind that you'll also be transitioning into your honeymoon afterwards.

The Complete Destination Wedding Packing List Photo by Jeremie Hkb

If you need any more destination wedding advice, feel free to visit our blog or reach out to us. We're here to help you plan your dream wedding. Happy packing and congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

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