Packing Tips for Destination Wedding Guests: What You Need to Bring

Packing Tips for Destination Wedding Guests: What You Need to Bring

Attending a destination wedding is a unique and exciting experience, From travelling to a beautiful location to making memories with friends and family that will last a lifetime, it’s a special trip. You get to watch a love story unfold right in front of your eyes too! Whether you’re heading to a tropical beach, a romantic European city, or a charming countryside estate, here is our packing list to help you pack smartly and stylishly for the celebration that lies ahead.

 

 

The most important day of your trip is of course the wedding day itself, so like the wedding party your most essential items and the things you need for that should be with you at all times ie; packed in your hand luggage, this will include your wedding guest outfit and accessories, any gifts/cards for the happy couple and anything else you will need for the day. This will ensure you have the essentials with you if something were to happen to your checked baggage. Here’s a handy list…

  • Passports
  • Visa’s (where applicable)
  • Vaccination Information
  • Plane tickets and Boarding Passes
  • Credit Cards and Cash
  • Wedding Day Attire Dress/Suits/Accessories/Shoes/Underwear
  • Phone chargers and Chargers
  • Camera

 

Attire for the Big Day

  • A chic cocktail dress or an elegant gown is ideal. Choose breathable fabrics like silk or chiffon to stay comfortable. Don’t forget a stylish shawl or wrap for cooler evening temperatures
  • A well-fitted suit in a light, breathable fabric is perfect. Depending on the dress code, you might need a tuxedo. Remember to pack a classic tie or bow tie and polished shoes too!

 

Packing Tips for Destination Wedding Guests: What You Need to Bring

Pre and post-wedding, you may have some leisure time so there will be certain things you will need to think about, including outfits for any activities you have planned. You’ll need to be careful in the sun to avoid tan lines and sunstroke and of course, you’ll need your general everyday items too.

  • Strapless Swimwear (to prevent tan lines)
  • Suncream and Insect Repellant
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses
  • Makeup
  • Hair Products and Straightners/Curlers
  • Plug Adaptors
  • Beach bag
  • Clothing For Pre-wedding activities and events
  • Comfortable daywear and footwear
  • Accessories
  • Health and Safety Items
  • Nightwear

Packing Tips for Destination Wedding Guests: What You Need to Bring

 

Pre and Post Wedding Attire

While the wedding events are glamorous, you’ll want comfortable clothing and footwear for your leisure time and activities you may have planned. Don’t forget your choice of footwear can make or break your comfort level during a trip: If you’re in a destination or season where the weather can be unpredictable you’ll need to be prepared for this too. :

  • Pack casual yet stylish outfits for day trips, exploring the destination. Think light dresses, tailored shorts, and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Don’t forget comfortable loungewear for relaxing in your room or enjoying a quiet moment in the gardens.
  • Comfortable flats or sandals: for exploring and casual outings.
  • Trainers are ideal for any outdoor activities or excursions too
  • A Light Jacket or Sweater. Essential for cooler evenings and early mornings.
  • Scarves and hats. These can add a touch of elegance and protect you from the sun.
  • Handbags or clutches. A stylish yet functional bag for carrying your essentials.
  • Swimwear and beach accessories for pre and post-wedding relaxation.

 

Packing Tips for Destination Wedding Guests: What You Need to Bring

 

Capture the Memories

Don’t forget to bring items that help you capture and cherish your memories, as the pictures are what you will look back on for years to come. You may even capture some unseen shots to share with the happy couple too! Either use your smartphone or camera and don’t forget extra memory cards and batteries if it’s the latter. You may even want to document your trip in a travel journal too!

 

Packing Tips for Destination Wedding Guests: What You Need to Bring

Gifts for the Couple

Lastly, a thoughtful gift for the newlyweds is always appreciated. You may have something ready and waiting to pack to take with you or you may want to get something at your destination. Consider personal gifts, something that reflects their tastes or a memorable keepsake, or choose local specialities as a unique gift.

 

Packing Tips for Destination Wedding Guests: What You Need to Bring

By following these packing list, you’ll be well-prepared for a wonderful destination wedding experience. Enjoy the celebration and safe travels! If you need any more destination wedding advice please visit our blog or get in touch if you would like to know more about Chateau Saint Georges our beautiful venue in The South of France.

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