for Your Destination Wedding
couples decide to forego the big reception and ceremony at home
and bring their wedding to a destination that fits their dreams
of romance. Whether it's a tropical
beach wedding or in a charming European village, getting married
in a far away setting can add to the enjoyment of the day and
create memories to treasure through the years.
you are planning a destination wedding... Congratulations!
head off to your dream wedding and honeymoon, don't forget the
packing for the wedding itself. Much will depend on where you're
having your wedding and your own personal style.
getting married in a formal wedding dress, be sure to carry it
Don't trust your dress to checked luggage. Most airplanes
have coat closets and will allow travelers to hang garment bags.
Check with your airline.
also carry the clothing needed for the ceremony.
If you're getting married in the Caribbean,
you won't find many tuxedo rental shops in the islands. It is
easiest to bring clothes with you.
saw a panicked groom in the Bahamas
wearing a tuxedo shirt, coat, cummerbund and a pair of
stressed-out groom was racing for the lobby door to meet a clothier
who had located a pair of tuxedo pants after the groom's were
lost in his luggage. Don't let this happen to you!
all original documents.
Make sure that all the paperwork you'll need, including birth certificates and divorce
papers, if applicable are in your hand luggage. Don't pack these
in checked luggage!
have on-site beauty salons, so you can make sure your hair is
perfect for your wedding day. (If you plan to do your own hair,
be sure to check first on the electrical current and plugs at
your destination. You may need to bring converters for hot rollers
and other appliances.) Many resorts also have on-site spas which
can pamper the two of you with a massage to work out the kinks
from your flight.
For the wedding,
You'll want to pack some of these items, depending on your plans:
hosiery or undergarments
you're planning a tropical wedding, remember that high temperatures
and humidity, coupled with a long flight, can make feet puffy)
tux or suit
cards if you'd like to write them on the way home
decorations, wedding music
Once you're packed with everything arranged all you'll need to do is... enjoy your destination wedding!
Husband and wife team Paris Permenter and John Bigley have authored
over 20 guidebooks.