Destination Wedding Bride Packing Tips

What to Pack as a Bride:

Congratulations!  You have decided to embark on a destination wedding!  I am sure there are so many things that are spinning around in your head from the destination to the whether to the photographer.  I have compiled a little list that will hopefully help you out for your big day!!!!

Aside from the typical documents and packing gear, such as drivers license, cash, phone and charger, here is a list of things that you want to think about and maybe add to the packing list!!!

Destination Wedding Packing List For Brides:


  • Passport/Drivers License (double check expiration dates)
  • Wedding Rings
  • Wedding Dress & Veil and Tux/Suit
  • Wedding Day Shoes
  • Photo copies of all documentation (passports, drivers licenses, etc)
  • Airplane tickets, itinerary and boarding passes
  • Credit Cards (don’t forget to obtain your PIN number prior to departure) & cash
  • Camera and charger
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Extra memory cards


  • Guest favors or welcome kits/packages/bags
  • Wedding night lingerie
  • Wedding day jewelry
  • Something old, new, borrowed and blue
  • MP3 player or iPod with loaded music for reception and back up wedding music
  • Your vows
  • Change of shoes/flip flops for reception
  • Garter
  • Programs or daily itineraries
  • Seating place cards if you plan to use them
  • Guest Book or ideas here: Pinterest 
  • Unity Candle or ideas here: Pinterest
  • Ring bearer & flower girl accessories (pillow/basket)
  • One of your invitations for the photography


  • Nail polish, remover, nail file and clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Brush & comb
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Sunscreen and aloe/aftersun lotion
  • Bugspray or lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Reading Glasses 
  • Extra contact lenses


  • Makeup (foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara, etc)
  • Makeup brushes
  • Moisturizer
  • Makeup remover
  • Face cleanser
  • Hairspray & gel
  • Curling iron or straightener/flat iron


  • List of all vendors you are working with and contact info
  • Photocopies of all contract info
  • Proof of payments made to vendors
  • Photocopies of any prescriptions or health insurance cards
  • Trip Insurance, purchase it and bring copies of documents
  • Phone number to the closest US Embassy if traveling outside the USA
  • Marriage certificate if you had your legal ceremony at home


  • Gift for the Groom
  • Gifts for the parents
  • Gifts for the bridesmaids
  • Scissors, ribbon and tape for last minute projects
  • Safety pins
  • Travel sewing kit

I hope you find my list helpful!  If you have anything you would like to add, drop me a line!!! Congratulations again and happy wedding!!!

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