Planning, coordinating and organising a wedding can be hectic enough as it is. Throw in a destination and the stress of it all only seems to get amplified.
If you too are planning a wedding destination, then fret not because you have come to the right place. We’ve curated the most important travel essentials you need to pack for your destination wedding, so you can be a bridezilla on your big day instead of a bridezilla!
Travel Essentials For Destination Wedding
The Big tote bag
First things first! Pick a nice big bag that you can throw all your knick-knacks into. As a bride, there are so many essentials you may need and it’s just easier to throw them all into a big spacious that you can just reach into to find anything you need at that last moment.
Universal Power Adapter
How many times have we all checked into a room only to see that the socket doesn’t fit our charger plugs? While even the best hotels may provide an adapter upon request, why leave it to fate when you can just pack one and have one less thing to worry about. After all, you need your devices powered and ready to capture all the fun BTS that’s about to go down in your events.
Travel First Aid Kit
All the travel and stress can take a toll on your body. Imagine a pimple popping out on your chin, a shoe bite on your foot, an upset stomach from all the pre-wedding jitters, and eating outside food. In times like this, your first aid kit will be a life saviour. From band aids and antacids to pimple patches and electrolytes it’s good to have them ready at your disposal for an emergency.
Travel Size Containers
Sure, the hotel may have the necessary bathroom supplies. But you don’t want to use anything that your skin and body are not already used to, to avoid getting an allergy on D-day! So, it’s best to carry your own toiletries in mini travel-sized containers. This will not only help you pack light but also make your tried and tested products easily accessible to you.
You will definitely want to keep your things organised, especially your jewellery. An organiser will make it easy for you to know where what is and also help to protect your pieces. Choose a box that includes compartments for rings, earrings, necklaces and other pieces, that you can easily pick from during the festivities. This is definitely one of the best investments you can make to keep what is probably the most expensive items in your wedding safe and scratch-free.
This is one of the most important things to remember in your packing list, especially so if your wedding destination is in a different country. Your passport, copies of birth certificates, your identity proofs, any vendor receipts and documents and even a pen drive or hard disk, in case you need to transfer any data at the last minute. Digital copies are useful but along with it, we suggest keeping a hard copy of all your documents with you as well.
This one’s obvious right? But, you would be surprised at the number of times someone has forgotten to pack or bring along the bride, groom, family or even bride’s maid’s outfits or makeup products. The solution to that could be sourcing the best makeup artists in Delhi near your wedding venue months before because the last thing you need to worry about is not having your outfit or makeup artist on your big day. Always double-check or remind the one in charge of your outfits and your essentials a day before to be on the safer side.
Stain Removal Pens
This one is essential anywhere. It is possible for food, drinks and anything else to stain your outfits in the midst of having fun during your wedding festivities. Having a stain removal pen comes in handy for those quick fixes, so you can carry on having a good time without the worry of a stain on your outfit ruining your pictures.
Bridal footwear can be extremely delicate and carrying just one is calling for drama. In between all the dancing and running around, your footwear may suffer some damage. It’s better to carry an extra backup pair along with some slides or flip-flops just so that you can switch to them in case you need them to switch into. And remember to safely pack your footwear in a box so that they don’t get damaged in transit.
Your guests and your near and dear ones, and you certainly want to show your appreciation for them with a token of love. Instead of leaving things for the last moment, get your wedding favours sorted out earlier or coordinate with the hotel or a shop in your destination to arrange for them to be delivered when you arrive.
It’s always better to plan ahead than leave even the smallest of details for the last minute. In the crazy rush of weddings, it’s very easy to forget those things that actually will actually make your wedding a memorable one. Plan your list, so you can do what you need to be doing on your big day – enjoying to the fullest with your friends and family while getting married to the love of your life.
That’s all in this blog, if you have more suggestions for destination wedding travel essentials, please leave a comment below.