Monday, July 1, 2019

8 Things To Pack For Your Destination Wedding 2019

8 Things to Pack for Your Destination Wedding 2019

Destination weddings have been lots of fun. The idea of having a destination wedding rolls up a vacation and a wedding in one package something that guests and friends really enjoy. 
How would you feel when flying to south coast Jamaica for a friend’s wedding? Firstly, you get amazed by the beachfront accommodations, spectacular views of the Caribbean from private balconies and walkout patios. Most certainly, everyone would wish to have a wedding 2019 or retie the knot at such a spot.
Well, as it is with any other type of vacation, the challenge comes in when figuring out what to carry and what not to. Carry too much and weighty bags overwhelm you. Carry little stuff and leave some essential stuff, and eventually stress over it. 
The downside of a destination wedding is fairly equally the downside of any vacation: the packing. But since a wedding is a major event, you should give it your best shot, and ensure your packing list captures all the essentials.  
Although some little stuff can be bought at the destination, you should be conscious about the prices charged there. Some destinations will charge you an arm and a leg for anything you buy, and so it's recommended that you carry all that you need.
Most important in your packing list should be your wedding attire. Ensure you travel with it yourself on the airplane.  A few people tried to trust their wedding outfits with their airlines. What followed? 
An aborted destination wedding. I tell you such an experience is no fun at all. Do not chance your wedding dress with the airlines. The same with groom's attire, as well as other things you can’t afford to lose through airlines negligence. 
Don’t forget also to carry travel original documents along with their copies. Keep them in a luggage bag where they can’t get distorted.  
No one who can claim mastery over the game of packing for a destination event. What’s needed is to prepare your packing list well in advance, revise it over and again, and stick to it carefully to ensure wedding success.

Here Are Some Other Packing Ideas:

1. Most Important Items—to be packed in your carry-on luggage

  • Plane tickets/itinerary/boarding passes
  • Passports
  • Wedding Day Shoes
  • Visas--where applicable
  • Wedding Dress/Gown
  • Veil
  • Wedding Rings
  • Wedding suit/tux
  • Copies of your birth certificates
  • Credit card/traveler's checks/cash

2. Pre-Wedding Week

  • Strapless Swimwear (to avoid tan lines on your wedding day
  • Destination Wedding Packing List: Wedding Day Essentials
  • Wedding night lingerie/undergarments
  • Guest Favors
  • Welcome bag items
  • Silk/Real Touch bouquet
  • Jewelry--earrings, bracelet, necklace
  • Something old, new, borrowed, blue
  • A smartphone loaded with a romantic music playlist. 
  • Your Vows
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for dancing at the reception
  • Garter
  • Tiara or hair clip
  • Cake topper
  • Programs and several copies
  • Menu
  • Cake topper
  • Seating/place cards/Table Numbers
  • Guestbook
  • Ring bearer accessories (i.e. Pillow)
  • Decorations
  • Aisle runner
  • Traditional Ceremony celebration items 

3. Hair/Makeup

  • Makeup—eyeliner, blush, foundation, lipstick/gloss, mascara, etc.)
  • Moisturizer/eye cream
  • Facial cleanser
  • Hair gel
  • Makeup remover
  • Hairspray
  • Flatiron and/or curling iron
  • Makeup brushes

4. Toiletries/Personal Items

  • Sunblock
  • Aloe Vera
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Extra Contact lenses
  • Comb/brush
  • Deodorant
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Reading glasses
  • Razors
  • Nail clippers
  • Shaving cream
  • Contraception
  • Nail filer/Emory board
  • Tweezers
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover

5. Important Paperwork

  • List of all vendor contact info
  • Copies of vendor/Resort/Venue contracts
  • Receipts for favors/welcome bags (to show when crossing Borders & Customs)
  • Trip insurance
  • Marriage certificate-- if you had your legal ceremony at your home country and will be having a religious ceremony abroad 
  • Phone number of the closest US embassy
  • Receipts for down payments to vendors
  • Copies of any vaccination document/prescriptions
  • Copies of health insurance cards
  • Printouts of all wedding planning details, email communications with vendors, contracts, etc.

6. Electronics

  • Camera
  • Camera charger
  • Cell Phone
  • Memory card
  • Phone charger

7. Miscellaneous

  • Bridesmaid’s gifts
  • Scissors, ribbon, and tape for any last minute DIY wedding projects
  • TSA Approved Luggage Locks
  • Groom’s Gift
  • Luggage tags
  • Trash the dress attire 
  • Safety pins
  • Parent’s gifts
  • Beach bag
  • Travel sewing kit

8. Honeymoon

Certainly, a honeymoon is the post-wedding event that every couple craves for. 
  • Sexy lingerie
  • Summer dresses
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuits
  • Sun Hats
  • Walking shoes/sandals
  • Swimsuit cover-up
  • Evening dresses
  • Cardigan or wrap in case you're visiting air-conditioned airports and restaurants
  • Lip balm
  • Guides/maps
  • Evening bag/purse
  • Strapless bras 

Before leaving for a destination wedding, don’t forget to note these tips: 
  • Arrange with your cellphone service provider about acquiring cheap international package while abroad. Most definitely, if traveling to the Caribbean you will get this for free. This plan allows you to remain in touch with your family and vendors at a reasonable fee.
  • Ensure that your smartphone has data turned so as not to incur outrageous charge son data when your phone automatically updates Apps, emails etc.  
  • Obviously, you have a relative who's not traveling to the destination with you. Leave with her/him copies of your passport.

There you go, some things that you need to pack for a destination wedding. Whether you are a bridesmaid, bride’s mother, or the bride herself, make sure you don't forget about the above basics. Follow these basics and award yourself with the most successful destination event.

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