Having a destination wedding is loads of fun, but make sure you’re prepared before you begin your travels. Here are some tips to help you make sure you pack the essentials.
Deciding what to pack for a destination beach wedding is not something every bride has to worry about. Having a destination beach wedding is loads of fun, but it requires much more thought and planning than a local wedding, regardless of its size. Planning for a destination beach wedding is like preparing for a vacation and a wedding all at once. You have to take both your bikini and your vows into consideration!
So, what’s a bride to do? How do you keep all of your affairs in order while planning to walk down the aisle and schedule a sailing excursion at the same time? The key is to pack exactly like you’re going on vacation. Keep your beach destination in mind as you do, and you’ll end up packing everything you need and then some.
For example, if your destination beach wedding is taking place on a warm tropical island or chilly northern seashore, choose clothing accordingly. Not all beach environments are equal! Some beaches are windier and cooler, while others are hotter and more humid. Also, wherever your destination beach wedding is located, don’t forget the following:
Beach bag essentials: A tote beach bag, towel, and an iPod are a must, as well as some good reads for some serious relaxation. You’ll also need some protective sunscreen, a great pair of glasses, and a hat. Also, if you plan on snorkeling or diving, remember to bring a waterproof camera.
Clothing options: Again, you’ll want to consider the beach environment where your destination beach wedding will be taking place. It’s a good idea to pack outfits for both hot and cold weather, just to be safe. Keep in mind you’ll need to bring your wedding gown, the clothes you’ll change in to after the ceremony, and all of the vacation wear you’ll need for the duration of your honeymoon.
Traveling Necessities: Make sure you have your identification, your passport, and any toiletries you’ll need, just in case the hotel doesn’t provide everything you need. You won’t want to run around at the last minute to find a store on the island to shop for these crucial items.
A journal to record your thoughts is also a fun extra to bring, as well as your thank you notes. You can fill them out on the plane ride home if you wish. These are some essentials to keep in mind when deciding what to pack for your destination beach wedding.