How Guests Should Pack For A Destination Wedding

How Guests Should Pack For A Destination Wedding

How Guests Should Pack For A Destination Wedding

Attending a destination wedding is exciting, but knowing what to take with you can be a challenge. Of course, if your trip is longer, then you will need to add more items to your list. But we have put together a list for a weekend wedding that will help you be prepared for anything.



When you begin to select the clothes you are taking on your trip there are a few things to consider. Of course, the destination is key.

If you are going to Hawaii, for example, you will take clothes that are lightweight and keep you cool. Select clothes that are wrinkle resistant. If something does wrinkle you will have to press it in your hotel or send it out to be pressed. The less fuss the better.

Check the invitation or the social media site or the couples Plumfund page and see if anything is written about the dress code. The couple will probably have a Plumfund account so guests will not have to carry wedding gifts with them.

Click here for more information. If the rehearsal dinner is being held in a 5-star hotel, you probably need a dress that is chic.

Here is a suggest list:

  • 2 complete casual outfits, plus an extra blouse or shirt
  • At least one pair of jeans or pants for cool evenings
  • Your rehearsal dinner outfit
  • Clothing for the big event
  • Dress shoes
  • Casual and comfortable shoes
  • Pajamas
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Swimsuit
  • Jewelry and accessories for the wedding
  • Underwear
  • At least one pair of socks



This can get a little difficult. There are restrictions on the amount of liquids, creams, and gels you can take on an airplane. You are allowed to take only travel size containers that hold 4 ounces or less. Combined, you cannot have more than one quart. Your containers will be checked before you board the plane. You have to take them on the plane in your carry-on bag. This limits space you may need for snacks, reading material, blow dryers, curling irons, and other items.

There will be some supplies at the hotel, and of course you can ask for more if needed. But the best way is to buy your toiletries once you arrive. Another option is to ship a box to the hotel via a carrier service (U.P.S. or FedEx) before you go. Most hotels will receive packages for expected guests. You will have to make sure the liquids are wrapped and packaged well and the box is marked that it contains liquids. This will tell the shipper to handle the package carefully. If you opt to ship a package ahead, be sure to insure it and get a guaranteed time of delivery.

Whether you take it with you, buy it there, or ship it from home, here is a basic list of what you will need.

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair products (gel, hairspray, frizz control spray)
  • Liquid soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Contact lens cleaner (if needed)
  • Perfume

Additional items

There are a few other things you should have with you. Your carry-on bag is a good place for these items so they are easily accessible.

  • Prescription drugs
    • Take these in their original bottles or get a printout from your pharmacy showing what you are prescribed.
    • Over the counter drugs can be taken on an airplane
    • Do not take medical marijuana since it is illegal to transport (even if you have a prescription)
  • Prescription glasses, extra contact lenses, and sunglasses
  • Cell phone charger
  • Laptop or notebook charger if you are traveling with one
  • Wet wipes

This lists should get you through a weekend of 2-3 days. If you stay longer, there is usually laundry service at the nicer hotels.

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How Guests Should Pack For A Destination Wedding

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