Get your bridal preparations underway with these top tips and essentials for your destination wedding…
Destination weddings are always a popular and adventurous choice for couples. It’s a great idea for those who love to travel and gives guests the chance to visit a beautiful location. While planning a destination wedding can be stressful, there are countless tips to help you get prepared for the big day.
In order to help make the bride’s life a little bit easier, here are some essentials that every bride will need in order to have a successful destination wedding.
This comes first and foremost. Before anything else, pack your passport (in a safe spot)! If your destination wedding is somewhere within your country, then luckily for you, this is a step you can skip. If your big day is planned somewhere abroad, having your passport ready to go before you leave will eliminate any last minute scrambling. It’s advised to keep it somewhere close and safe. Protecting your passport with a passport cover and storing it in your purse or carry on bag is a smart idea. This will also ensure easy access at the airport. The last thing any bride needs before their most desired day is to lose or misplace something you definitely need.
Wedding Day Emergency Kit
You never know what you’re going to need on the big day, especially if your destination wedding is in an unfamiliar place. Whether it’s packing some tissues to dry your (or your mom’s) teary eyes during your vows, or concealer for makeup touch ups, it’s imperative to have an emergency kit on hand. This goes way beyond just having an extra bobby pin or breath mint. Include items in your wedding day emergency kit that you would never even think about such as tylenol, chapstick, q-tips, sun screen, perfume, etc. For your wedding day, it’s best to be overly prepared, just in case!
Copies of EVERYTHING
A physical copy of your vows, vendor contracts, travel agent confirmations, itineraries, etc. are important to have prepared leading up to the wedding. We can never predict how technology works, so a physical copy of each should help if there was ever a technical difficulty. The last thing you’d want to happen is to lose your vows due to poor wifi. Housing these copies in a designated folder will keep your important documents organized and safe while traveling. Having your bridesmaid or close family member hold onto the folder along with your emergency wedding day kit will ensure no missteps happen on the most important day of your life.
Comfortable wardrobe staples
Before the big day arrives, it’s essential that a bride has all of her necessary undergarments with her. Seems like a no brainer, right? When packing, make sure you pack a bra that is reliable and comfortable. The last thing a bride needs is to feel like she’s not getting enough support. Most brides want to make sure their body looks nice and smooth in their dress, so opting for shapewear or something seamless to wear underneath would do the job. This is especially true for brides who are wearing an a-line or sheath silhouette. Expert tip: pack an extra seamless bra and panties in your emergency wedding day kit to change into as the night goes on and you want to feel less restricted and more comfortable!
Having these important aspects of your day prepared ahead of time will save a lot of last minute stress and you’ll be able to focus on the moment and being present with the ones you love most!
What are some destination wedding essentials you might add to this list?
Our thanks to lifestyle writer Emily K for these tips
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