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The Ultimate Destination Wedding Packing Checklist

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Before you go

  • Photocopy your passport. Leave a copy at your home or with someone who is not travelling with you.

  • Contact your cellphone provider: Inquire about international packages or remember to turn off your data.


Most Important

  • Passports and Visas, as require

  • Wedding Rings

  • Wedding Attire: Dress, Suit, Undergarments

  • Wedding Accessories: Veil, Shoes, Jewelry, Makeup, Perfume, Hairpiece

  • All translated & notarized documents. Copies of your birth certificates

  • Travel Documents: Itinerary, Boarding Passes, Hotel/Car Rental/Insurance/Excursion Confirmations, 



  • Strapless swimwear & big brimmed hat to avoid tan lines.

  • Sun tan lotion and sunscreen

  • Welcome bag items.   


Wedding Day Essentials

  • Your vows

  • Wedding night lingerie

  • Guest favors

  • Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

  • If bringing your own: flowers, décor, ipod

  • Change of shoes for reception

  • Garter

  • Cake Topper

  • Stationery: signs, guest book, programs, seating chart & cards, menu

  • Required props for ceremony

  • One of your invitations: for photos



  • Sexy lingerie

  • Summer dresses

  • Swimwear

  • Swimsuit cover up

  • Beach bag

  • Evening dresses

  • Evening Bag


Personal Items

  • Glasses/Contact lenses

  • Sunglasses

  • Walking shoes/sandals

  • Shorts

  • Sun hats

  • Lip balm

  • Area guides

  • Beach book

  • Insect repellent

  • Aloe Vera

  • Tooth brush & toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Nail file, clippers and polish

  • Brush/comb

  • Shaving cream & razors

  • Razors

  • Contraception

  • Makeup: brushes, moisturizer, foundation, blush, etc

  • Hairspray & gel

  • Flat or curling iron



  • Camera: bag, memory card & charger

  • Phone & charger

  • Ipod & speakers


  • For Him/Her

  • Parents

  • Wedding Party

  • Favours

Miscellaneous Paperwork

  • Copies of all contracts

  • List of all vendor contact into

  • Proof of payments

  • Photocopies of vaccination documents, prescriptions, health insurance cards

  • Trip Insurance

  • Important phone numbers

  • Marriage certificate: if you had a legal ceremony at home

Top Items to Include in

Your Welcome Bags

Beach Bag

Wedding Itinerary w/ Locations

Something to Sip

Something Sweet

Something Salty

Something Local

Something Handmade

Some of Your Favourites

Hangover Helpers

Lots of Thanks

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