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Guide to Help you Pack for an Overseas Destination Wedding

​The much-awaited wedding season is here! Get ready to fill your days with lots of emotions, rituals, gifts, sweets, and celebrations. Whether you are getting invitations for a friend's or relative's wedding or you are finally taking the big step yourself, there's a lot of planning you need to do to make the marriage a success.

Weddings can take up a decent amount of girlfriend conversations, shopping time, and financial budgets. And when the entire preparation is for a destination wedding, you can only imagine the excitement. In the past decade, destination weddings have blown up the travel and events markets. Couples have been hitting the destinations across the world to say 'I do.'

A destination wedding is an enticing affair. It allows you to explore the travel enthusiast in you and learn more about the cultures and traditions of a place. Even though you may be ready to say, "I do" - packing for a destination wedding is different than packing for a typical marriage.

If you got an invitation to an exotic wedding, don't let the packing procrastination get in the way of a positive RSVP. The opportunity to celebrate two souls finding one another is reason enough to pack your bag with dancing shoes. Follow this checklist to make the smartest-possible packing choices for a destination wedding abroad-

Bride

You've got a lot to manage, but the sooner you start packing these items for your destination wedding, the better.

  • Wedding attire and accessories
  • Special Outfits for wedding-related activities like rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch, etc.
  • Wedding day clutch or evening bag
  • Wedding day shoes
  • Wedding day jewellery
  • Undergarments
  • Wedding day emergency kit
  • Wedding day hair accessories
  • Getting ready/ relaxing attire
  • Send-off outfit
  • Makeup
  • Nail kit
  • Perfume

Groom

Here's a list of items you should pack-

  • Wedding day attire
  • Tie or bow tie
  • Cufflinks
  • Wedding day shoes and socks
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Getting ready/ relaxing attire

Guest

Since you are there to enjoy the ceremonies to the fullest, ensure you pack the right things-

  • Wedding day attire and accessories
  • Change over attires
  • Gifts for bride and groom
  • Makeup
  • Perfume
  • Credit cards, wallet, cash
  • Plane tickets/boarding passes

Other than the important wedding attires, here are a few more important items you should keep handy and add to your destination wedding packing list. Ensure that you pack all the important documents like your marriage license, vendor contracts, passport, Ids, travel insurance copy, etc. Last but not least:- remember to pack your wedding rings! Carry your-

  • Marriage license
  • Copies of vendor contracts and contact info
  • Wedding weekend itinerary/timeline
  • Credit cards, wallet, cash
  • Vendor gifts
  • Wedding bands
  • Ring pillow or ring box
  • Copies of your birth certificates
  • Plane tickets/itinerary/boarding passes
  • Extra wedding decor that hasn't been shipped in advance
  • Cards or gifts for important people
  • Flash drive with special wedding music
  • Camera
  • Camera charger
  • Cell Phone
  • Memory card
  • Phone charger

In case you're leaving for your honeymoon right after the wedding, you should also pack your honeymoon essentials.

We recommend you to cover your trip and buy travel insurance policy. You don't want to let the small discomforts ruin your big day. Therefore, insuring your wedding trip with a comprehensive travel insurance policy is a good idea.

Also, read the following articles on international destination wedding and honeymoon abroad:

Things to Know Before Planning an International Destination Wedding

Most Beautiful International Wedding Destinations

Best International Destination Wedding Themes to make your Wedding a Memorable One

Guide for Planning your Honeymoon Trip Abroad

Must Visit Romantic Travel Destinations Around the World