Packing for any honeymoon is exciting but packing for a destination wedding is even better. However, it also requires you to pack more carefully so you don’t find yourself missing essentials when you are far away from home.
You will have to work with bagging restrictions when packing for your destination wedding. With both size and weight restrictions you’ll want to acquire as much as you can in travel size so that you will have room for the items you will need that you can’t get in a travel size. When it comes to the suitcase you chose it will be helpful if the suitcase is lightweight and has wheels. For your wedding dress you’ll want to acquire a garment bag to transport it in, especially if you did not choose a wedding dress with a train. Even so, you’ll want to ensure that you have access to a hair dryer on your wedding day, even if you have to pack your own. A hair dryer is the best tool for getting wrinkles out of your dress.
Destinations weddings always require you to have certain travel documents. The best way to travel with these documents is to put them in a secure folder and keep the folder in your carry- on bag.
Packing for your destination wedding should also involve putting together an emergency kit. The kit should contain basic first aid items such as band aids, antiseptic creams, insect repellant, and baby powder. The powder can be used to absorb any stains you might get on your wedding dress in your travels or prior to your wedding.
Aside from an emergency kit a sewing kit is also useful when traveling to a destination wedding. This will help you fix any issues you might run into with your wedding dress or the bridesmaids’ dresses.
In addition to your wedding dress you’ll want to ensure you pack the rest of your wedding day attire as well. This includes the shoes, underwear and jewelry you will be wearing. Also ensure that the wedding rings are transported safely and keep them on you or your fiancée at all times.
A traveler’s guide to your destination can also come in handy when you arrive for your wedding. Traveler’s guides will teach you about local customs and etiquette for the town you are in. They will guide you on how to tip servers, bartenders and others that may be providing you a service.
It’s also important to remember that certain things aren’t allowed on airplanes. Anything flammable, for instance, is usually banned completely, and that means things like wedding sparklers will not be allowed. Certain airlines will allow you to have sparklers in your checked luggage if you’re travelling internationally, but that can present its own set of problems. If you plan to use large sparklers such as 36” wedding sparklers at your destination wedding, they likely won’t fit in your checked suitcase. Instead of risking trying to bring sparklers on your plane or fit them into your luggage, you’re better off finding a place to acquire your wedding sparklers locally once you arrive.
To capture all the memories of your destination wedding and the days and nights surrounding it, you’ll want to make sure your cell phone or video camera is charged, filled with batteries and ready to go. While you will have a photographer and possibly a videographer to capture your special day on film you’ll still want your own recording device on you to capture those moments when a photographer or videographer is not around.
Packing for your destination wedding is something that should be done carefully. Knowing what to pack and what to leave home is very important and will help you ensure that you have everything you need for your big trip and special day.