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I was cleaning out my email inbox & came across these 2 packing checklists. The first one is a Honeymoon Packing checklist & the second is a Destination Wedding Packing checklist. Maybe they'll be helpful when its time to pack.

 

List #1

Packing: Master Honeymoon Checklist

When it comes to packing, you can never be too prepared, right? Not so! Tote too much, and an unwieldy bag will bog you down. Take too little, and you end up buying what you didn't bring. The solution? Our bare-bones checklist will keep you covered for emergencies and help you sail through your honeymoon with ease. (Note: Buy *travel-sized* items whenever possible.)

 

Must-haves:

Airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation

Passport/visas/driver's license

Credit cards (take only those you'll need)

Hotel/theater reservation fax confirmations

Traveler's checks

Two sets of photocopies of all of the above, plus a photocopy of related medical and/or trip insurance coverage and prescriptions (carry one set with you, leave one in the hotel room)

Phone numbers for your doctor, house/cat sitter, and credit card companies (in case your cards are lost or stolen)

Prescription medicine (in the original bottle)

Contraception

Travel locks (combination lock recommended -- no key to lose!) and ID tags for luggage (inside and out)

Camera

 

Her Stash For a Week (tweak for destination, activities, season):

1 pair jeans or khakis (for cold airports and the plane)

1 light jacket or pullover (take one that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack)

1 nice sundress

1 little black dress

1 cardigan (for chilly restaurants)

4 play shirts (T-shirts, tank tops, short-sleeve button-downs)

2 pairs shorts

2 swimsuits (bikini for the beach, one-piece for water sports)

1 swimsuit cover-up

1 pair walking shoes/sandals

1 pair evening shoes/sandals

1 evening purse

Extra socks and underwear

Bras (strapless and otherwise)

Accessories (scarves and jewelry to "stretch" your wardrobe)

 

His Stash For a Week (tweak for destination, activities, season):

1 pair jeans or khakis

1 pair nice slacks

1 light jacket or pullover (take one that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack)

4 play shirts (T-shirts or short-sleeve button-downs)

2 pairs shorts

2 polo or button-down short-sleeve shirts

1 sports jacket (for nicer restaurants)

1 swimsuit

1 pair walking shoes/sandals

1 pair lace-ups

Extra socks and underwear

 

Pack Here -- Don't Buy There:

Insect repellent (and anti-itch cream for the bugs that break through)

Sunscreen and lip balm

Sunglasses

Sun hat or baseball cap

Aloe vera

Band-Aids

Aspirin

Antacid

Antihistamine

Diarrhea medicine

Motion sickness medicine

Tampons/pads (they can be hard to find outside the U.S. and are a non-negotiable must-have when you need them!)

Paperback books (you can leave them in the hotel library once you've read)

Deck of cards

Canvas tote bag for beach or pool (also good for carrying souvenirs home)

Guidebook

Electrical converter/adapter

 

Bathroom Basics:

Travel-size toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Deodorant

Cosmetics

Make-up remover

Cotton balls and swabs

Comb/brush

Hair gel/spray

Nail file/clippers

Shaving cream

Razors

Contact lens and re-wetting solution, storage case

Hair accessories

 

Optional Items (your hotel may provide):

Shampoo and conditioner

Body lotion

Hair dryer

Shower cap

Alarm clock

 

Handy Extras:

Extra pair of glasses/contacts, asthma inhaler, and the like

Ziplock bags (all sizes; use for packing wet swimsuits or protecting camera and film when it rains)

Earplugs

Sewing kit

Shout Wipes (instant stain-treater towelettes)

Anti-bacterial liquid or lotion

Visine

Waist pack (to keep money handy and in sight)

Small backpack(s) for day excursions and impromptu picnics

1 pair old sneakers or Keds that can get wet or ruined (if you're traveling to the tropics)

1 pair workout sneakers and 2-3 workout outfits if you plan on visiting the resort's gym or jogging on the beach

Swiss Army knife

Compact umbrella or rain ponchos

 

Leave Behind With Family or Friends:

Your itinerary and hotel phone numbers

Photocopies of your passport, credit cards, and traveler's check receipts

A sealed copy of your wills, life insurance-policy numbers, and pertinent financial info

 

List #2

Your Destination Wedding Packing Checklist

TO CARRY ON

Airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation

Passports/visas/driverâ€s licenses

Credit cards and ATM cards (take only those youâ€ll need)

Hotel reservation confirmations

Two sets of photocopies of all of the above (carry one set with you, leave one in the hotel room)

Photocopies of medical and/or trip insurance coverage and prescriptions

Phone numbers for your doctor, house/pet sitter, and credit card companies (in case your cards are lost or stolen)

Prescription medicine (in the original bottle)

Contraception

Mini first-aid kit that includes Band-Aids, Aspirin, antacid, antihistamine, and diarrhea and motion sickness medicine

Copies of all contracts and vendor contact sheets

Jewelry, including wedding rings

Change of clothes

Your vows, if youâ€ve written them

Wedding dress

Veil

Groomâ€s suit or tux

 

IN YOUR CHECKED LUGGAGE: BAG #1 (CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES)

 

For the wedding:

Special outfits for rehearsal dinner, goodbye brunch, and any scheduled activities

Wedding night sleepwear

Wedding makeup

Wedding-day undergarments (undies, bustier, etc,)

Wedding shoes

Comfortable change of shoes for dancing

Pantyhose (plus spare)

Garter

Tiara/headpiece

Purse

Wrap

Crinoline/petticoat

Groom accessories

Something old

Something new

Something borrowed

Something blue

 

For downtime between festivities:

Skirts, pants, and shorts

Tees, tank tops, and blouses

Bathing suits

Beach wrap

Sandals

Sundresses

Wraps and sweaters

Exercise clothes and shoes

 

Toiletries:

Toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Deodorant

Cosmetics

Makeup remover

Cotton balls and swabs

Comb/brush

Hair gel/spray

Nail file/clippers

Shaving cream

Razors

Contact lens and rewetting solution, storage case

Hair accessories

Hair dryer or straightening iron

 

For your trip:

Camera

Film

Extra batteries or memory cards

Insect repellent

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

Sun hat or baseball cap

Aloe vera

Electrical converter/adapter (if necessary)

Tampons/pads

 

Optional things (your hotel may provide):

Shampoo and conditioner

Body lotion

Hair dryer (even if the hotel provides you may want to bring your own as most hotels†are very small)

Shower cap

Alarm clock

 

IN YOUR CHECKED LUGGAGE: BAG #2 (WEDDING ACCESSORIES)

 

Attendant gifts

Parent gifts

Favors

Welcome bags

All welcome-bag contents (extra bags, extra tags, maps, snacks, weekend itineraries)

CDs/music

Cake topper

Display photos

Menus

Programs

Bathroom baskets

Escort cards

Signage

Table decorations (disposable cameras, snapshots, etc.)

Aisle runner

Guest book

Guest-book pens

Ceremony accessories (unity candle, Kiddush cup, etc.)

Ring-bearer pillow

Special cake-cutting knife set (make sure your airline allows this)

Thank-you notes to vendors

Envelopes for vendor tips

Fix-it kit: Extras of all materials used to make favors, welcome bags, and escort cards. Glue gun, double-sided tape, card stock, ribbon in your wedding colors, your guest list, etc.)

Your wedding planning folder with all the details of your arrangements

Any extra decorations

 

LEAVE BEHIND WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY

 

Your itinerary and hotel phone numbers

Photocopies of your passport and credit cards

A sealed copy of your wills, life insurance-policy numbers, and pertinent financial info

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Great list! I have one on my website for guests but yours is much more detailed!

 

I am planning on putting together a packet and mailing it to all those who are traveling with us about a two weeks before the wedding. I want to include a page about what to expect at the airport (we have to take a bus to the hotel), the hotels activites, a restaurant list with descriptions, a listing of group activites and events, and the packing list.

 

Anyone who has an extra bag will have to forefit it to me!

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Great list! I'm definitely going to steal it.

 

One point to re-emphasize. Put a copy of your passport in each piece of checked luggage and leave one at home with someone you can reach (not someone who's going to your wedding). And, frankly if you can scan an image in, e-mail it to yourself at an address you can access from a web browser (not your work e-mail),

 

If your passport gets lost or stolen, the state dept will replace it if you can provide a copy. If not, its a messy process and could delay your getting home. (on the other hand a few extra days in paradise....)

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