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#1 JUSTUSTWO

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    Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:22 PM

    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/driver’s licenses
    Credit cards and ATM cards (take only those you’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 you’ve written them
    Wedding dress
    Veil
    Groom’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

    #2 Lorilou

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      Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:16 AM

      this is great. thank you...

      #3 ErinB

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        Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:32 AM

        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!

        #4 Nic Dragomire

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          Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:41 AM

          I would add cell phone/camera battery charger... i may have missed it though..

          nice list

          #5 michelle08

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            Posted 31 January 2008 - 03:18 AM

            This is great!!!! Thanks so much....

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            Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:20 AM

            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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            #7 ticia277

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              Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:30 AM

              Thanks. I really needed this.
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              #8 aimee!

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                Posted 06 December 2008 - 10:00 PM

                thanks again! i just searched for a list & came across this GREAT post!
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                #9 Mel&B

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                  Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:35 PM

                  This is an awesome list!

                  #10 KellyPrincess

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                    Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:52 PM

                    I totally needed this list, this is great thanks!




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