Essentials to Pack for Your Destination Wedding
It’s the day of your wedding. You and your husband-to-be woke up in a beautiful hotel room. The weather was perfect and the waves of Phuket greeted you “good morning.” You went over your things and started to prepare for your wedding at 1PM. You realized that you couldn’t find your wedding rings anywhere. You looked but they’re nowhere to be found. Then, you realized that you left the rings at home, 9,000 miles away from where you are.
NIGHTMARE! That would be the worst absolute nightmare! The last thing you would want to happen on your wedding day (especially when your wedding is held in a paradise far away from home) is to realize that you left something at home. No bride, maid-of-honor, or even guest would want that. To avoid this kind of issue, it’s best to prepare ahead and to make sure you don’t cram the last minute. We have listed the essentials you need to pack for your destination wedding.
PAPERWORK AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS (No “destination” wedding will happen without these)Tickets and boarding passes Passports Visa (if required) Hotel booking confirmation or itinerary screenshot or print out Birth Certificates (Prepare both original copy and photocopies) Credit card and cash (Do not forget cash and if possible, exchange currency before your departure just in case you need to pay for something i.e. cab, food, etch. upon arrival) Insurance card (if applicable) Any document required by the government to make your wedding legal
“HURRAY! IT’S YOUR WEDDING DAY” list (The exciting and stressful part)Wedding rings Wedding Dress Reception Dress (if you plan to wear a different dress for the reception) Veil Tux Wedding shoes Garter Tiara and other jewelry Wedding undergarments Ring bearer accessories Candles, cord, and other ceremony supplies (this depends on what kind of wedding you plan to have) Your vows (If you are the old school type and you handwrite your vows, do not forget that very important piece of paper!)
WEDDING PARTY/RECEPTION (This list may be optional for some especially if the wedding planner offers you a package that already includes these.)Wedding giveaways Flash drive/ USB drive for your music files Dinner menu Place cards Guest book Decorations Invitation (for picture-taking purposes)
PERSONAL ITEMS (With the big celebration coming up, it’s easy to forget these!)Shampoo (if you’re so particular with the type of shampoo you use) Soap (if you do not want to use the one provided by the resort) Facial wash, toner, moisturizer, eye cream, mask (everything that you need for your night ritual) Deodorant Hair brush Tweezers Shaving cream and razor Nail clippers, file, polish and remover Sunblock (especially if you are going to a tropical paradise) Lotion Perfume Insect repellant Toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash Medication and contraceptive pills Contact lenses and solution
HAIR AND MAKEUP (If you plan to do your own make-up, don’t forget these. )Makeup (lipstick, eye shadow, primer, blush, eyebrow, false lashes, lip balm, foundation, concealer, eyeliner, bronzer, highlighter, brushes) Makeup remover Hairpins Hairspray/gel Teasing comb Curling/straightening iron