If you’re anything like most people, you wait to pack until the last minute, throw a bunch of things in your suitcase (including things you don’t need), and end up forgetting the important things. We are here to stop that madness at last! Below is guide to what you need to pack as a Destination Wedding Guest.
First things first, YOUR PASSPORT. You won’t make it very far without this! Be sure to bring all necessary forms of identification for travel.
Skin Care Essentials. Every skin type is different, so be sure to know what you need to bring to get that healthy glow, rather than a crisp burn. Some things to consider: sunscreen, moisturizer, tanning oil (with SPF, the sun is stronger in tropical places), chapstick.
- Pro tip: If your scalp gets sunburned easily, bring a hat for while you’re at the pool!
Sensible Clothing. You want to pack for both the wedding occasions and for your vacation. Depending on the wedding couple, Destination Wedding attire is typically more laid back than a formal wedding. Ladies, consider a light and breezy dress and opened toed shoes. Men, usually a button up shirt and dress pants/shorts are ideal. Other things to bring: bathing suits, cover ups, sleep ware, nighttime outfits, sunglasses and sandals.
Itinerary. Typically on the wedding invitation or wedding website, the wedding couple will last out their plans for the trip, whether that is plans for the whole week, or just plans for the special day. It is good to bring this so you are fully aware where you need to be and at what time.
Bathroom Essentials. Not all of these are a necessity, as resorts typically are able to provide many products, but if you are used to your routine, stick with it! Consider face wash, a toothbrush, lotion, a specific shampoo/conditioner/body wash, eye wear, hair brush, deodorant, makeup, etc.
Money/Credit Cards. You never know when you may want to book an excursion, get professional photos on the beach, or buy a souvenir from the gift shop.
Last minute things you may forget: your phone, your charger, a camera, a wedding gift/card, toiletries, etc. Walk through your typical morning routine, so not to forget anything necessary.
Things to NOT worry about: The resort is able to provide you with the essentials. These include: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, towels, robes, and slippers. If you need any basic medicine, such as Advil or Aloe, you are able to find this in the gift shop for an additional cost. Food/snacks are not necessary unless you have specific food allergies – perks of an all-inclusive! Remembering this can help you save some pounds in your luggage.
We know packing is the only thing getting in between you and a tropical state of mind, so we are here to reduce the stress and make it easy. What are your travel essentials? Let us know in the comments below!