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Totally normal Melissa14!! Try spreading out some of the items between your bridal party (isn't that what they are there for?!) to lower the number of additional bags you will have to bring. I'll share with you the packing list that we give to our clients as well so you can cross reference!

 

Happy Planning!

 

Carry-on items

  • Wedding dress. Don't trust your dress to checked luggage. Most airplanes have coat closets and will allow travelers to hang garment bags. Call ahead, let them know you will be bringing a dress and ask if the airline will let you hang your dress in the closet
  • Groomâ€s wedding outfit (tux, suit, shorts, etc.)
  • All original and notarized documents--including air tickets, birth certificates, passports, hotel reservation confirmation, medical/trip insurance, etc.
  • Two sets of photocopies of all of the above documents
  • Your credit cards and ATM cards
  • 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)
  • Wedding rings
  • Wedding vows
  • Your veil
  • Bridal jewelry
  • A change of clothes for the first day (just in case), including a bathing suit
  • Copies of all contracts and vendor contact sheets

 

Checked items

Personal

  • Special hosiery or undergarments
  • Wedding night sleepwear
  • A variety of shoes (flip flops, heels, running shoes/walking shoes, etc.)
  • Tiara or headpiece
  • Garter
  • Sunglasses
  • A good sun-protective hat
  • Several bathing suits (remember a strapless bikini or suit if you donâ€t want unruly tan lines)
  • A beach cover-up
  • Planned outfits for special events like a welcome dinner, rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch
  • A selection of mix and match day and nighttime outfits that make you look your best, yet are lightweight, comfortable and cool (skits, capris, shorts, tees, tank tops, etc.). Solid colors work well as do non-wrinkling fabrics
  • A cardigan/jacket for night time
  • Exercise clothes and running shoes
  • A purse/evening bag
  • A beach bag
  • A daypack (for outings, trips)
  • A Spanish/Creole phrasebook
  • Good books and magazines for beach reading

 

Toiletries and Cosmetics

  • Wedding make-up
  • High-SPF waterproof sunscreen
  • After-sun lotion or aloe vera gel
  • Insect repellant
  • Mini medical kit: pain killers, antacid tabs, anti-nausea pills, etc. Itâ€s best to be prepared for anything
  • Ample toiletries (donâ€t count on the resort having what you want): toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant (clear deodorant for the wedding day), cosmetics, makeup remover,
  • cotton swabs, Q-tips, shampoo & conditioner, moisturizer, mouthwash, comb & brush, nail
  • clippers, shaving cream, razors, hair dryer, tampons/pads, etc.
  • Hair dryer/straightener
  • Curling iron/curlers

 

Wedding Things

  • Any special personal touches youâ€d like to add to the ceremony
  • Gifts for wedding party/family members
  • A journal or diary (so you donâ€t forget the experience)
  • Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
  • A good camera (to capture the moments) and film (if youâ€re not digital)
  • Welcome bags & contents including weekend itineraries
  • CDs/music
  • Cake topper
  • Printed materials: menus, programs, seating cards, signage
  • Table decorations (disposable cameras, candles, etc.)
  • Guest book & pens
  • Ceremony accessories (unity candle, Ketubah, ring-bearer pillow, etc.)
  • Thank-you notes/gifts to vendors (including tip envelopes)
  • Fix-it kit: Extras of all materials used to make favors, welcome bags, etc.
  • Your wedding planning folder with all the details of your arrangements

 

wow saving this thank you :)

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Originally Posted by Jessica4LUXE View Post
 

Totally normal Melissa14!! Try spreading out some of the items between your bridal party (isn't that what they are there for?!) to lower the number of additional bags you will have to bring. I'll share with you the packing list that we give to our clients as well so you can cross reference!

 

Happy Planning!

 

Carry-on items

  • Wedding dress. Don't trust your dress to checked luggage. Most airplanes have coat closets and will allow travelers to hang garment bags. Call ahead, let them know you will be bringing a dress and ask if the airline will let you hang your dress in the closet
  • Groomâ€s wedding outfit (tux, suit, shorts, etc.)
  • All original and notarized documents--including air tickets, birth certificates, passports, hotel reservation confirmation, medical/trip insurance, etc.
  • Two sets of photocopies of all of the above documents
  • Your credit cards and ATM cards
  • 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)
  • Wedding rings
  • Wedding vows
  • Your veil
  • Bridal jewelry
  • A change of clothes for the first day (just in case), including a bathing suit
  • Copies of all contracts and vendor contact sheets

 

Checked items

Personal

  • Special hosiery or undergarments
  • Wedding night sleepwear
  • A variety of shoes (flip flops, heels, running shoes/walking shoes, etc.)
  • Tiara or headpiece
  • Garter
  • Sunglasses
  • A good sun-protective hat
  • Several bathing suits (remember a strapless bikini or suit if you donâ€t want unruly tan lines)
  • A beach cover-up
  • Planned outfits for special events like a welcome dinner, rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch
  • A selection of mix and match day and nighttime outfits that make you look your best, yet are lightweight, comfortable and cool (skits, capris, shorts, tees, tank tops, etc.). Solid colors work well as do non-wrinkling fabrics
  • A cardigan/jacket for night time
  • Exercise clothes and running shoes
  • A purse/evening bag
  • A beach bag
  • A daypack (for outings, trips)
  • A Spanish/Creole phrasebook
  • Good books and magazines for beach reading

 

Toiletries and Cosmetics

  • Wedding make-up
  • High-SPF waterproof sunscreen
  • After-sun lotion or aloe vera gel
  • Insect repellant
  • Mini medical kit: pain killers, antacid tabs, anti-nausea pills, etc. Itâ€s best to be prepared for anything
  • Ample toiletries (donâ€t count on the resort having what you want): toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant (clear deodorant for the wedding day), cosmetics, makeup remover,
  • cotton swabs, Q-tips, shampoo & conditioner, moisturizer, mouthwash, comb & brush, nail
  • clippers, shaving cream, razors, hair dryer, tampons/pads, etc.
  • Hair dryer/straightener
  • Curling iron/curlers

 

Wedding Things

  • Any special personal touches youâ€d like to add to the ceremony
  • Gifts for wedding party/family members
  • A journal or diary (so you donâ€t forget the experience)
  • Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
  • A good camera (to capture the moments) and film (if youâ€re not digital)
  • Welcome bags & contents including weekend itineraries
  • CDs/music
  • Cake topper
  • Printed materials: menus, programs, seating cards, signage
  • Table decorations (disposable cameras, candles, etc.)
  • Guest book & pens
  • Ceremony accessories (unity candle, Ketubah, ring-bearer pillow, etc.)
  • Thank-you notes/gifts to vendors (including tip envelopes)
  • Fix-it kit: Extras of all materials used to make favors, welcome bags, etc.
  • Your wedding planning folder with all the details of your arrangements

 

This list is GREAT!! Thank you sooooo much!!!

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Wow this list is great. I travel at least two times a year and I love the prepacking anxiety but this list is more organized than mine. Def will be printing before I lose it

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