10 Things to Pack for a Destination Wedding

November 21, 2018

Ashley Cooper|Pacific Weddings

Destination weddings are our specialty here at Pacific Weddings. We have put together our go-to packing guide of essentials for every destination wedding trip. Whether you are a guest, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, or the bride herself, make sure you don't forget these basics!

If you are part of the wedding party or immediate family, it is important to make sure that all of your essentials travel with you in a carry-on. You can't risk your bridesmaid dress arriving late due to lost luggage! Make sure all of your necessities are packed with ease with the Away Carry-On. It comes with an ejectable battery that can charge your phone up to 5 times, a hidden laundry bag that separates dirty clothes from clean, 360° Hinomoto spinner wheels that provide a seamless ride in all directions, a built-in TSA-approved combination lock, lifetime warranty, and 100-day trial. Away also makes a great Signature Garment Bag that clips on seamlessly to their Carry-On bag for easy travels.

Because many destination venues are outdoors, it is always a good idea to pack a nude sandal with a low block heel. It is the easiest shoe to dress up or dress down. It goes with any outfit. But most of all, it is easy to walk outdoors in, especially if there is grass, cobblestone, or gravel involved. We love these sophisticated yet casual Irenee Tan Nubuck sandals from Steve Madden.  

We know how traveling can mess with your skin. Have you ever woken up the morning after a plane ride and felt puffiness and dryness in your face? NuFACE is the perfect handheld facial toning device that helps improve facial contour, facial tone, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, all in a convenient travel size. It is designed to stimulate the larger surface areas of your face and neck with gentle microcurrents that enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face. 

A silk maxi dress is the perfect piece for almost any occasion. Pair it with sandals and a jean jacket for a casual brunch with the girls, throw it over a swim suit for a post-swim dinner, or dress it up with heels and a cute clutch for a more formal look. We love Acacia's Silk Nunu Dress in Capsule Modern Pacific.

Dealing with acne is last thing you want on your mind during your trip! Slip the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Spotlite™ Acne Treatment Device into your purse for backup. This FDA cleared acne treatment device utilizes a combination of blue and red light to clear and prevent breakouts in just 3 minutes a day. The small, compact design can be used anywhere to treat one or multiple breakouts. The blue light penetrates just beneath skin's surface to fight acne-causing bacteria, while red light goes deeper to heal skin, reducing inflammation and redness. With the power of these LED lights, active breakouts are healed while preventing future ones from forming. See a reduction in pimple size, redness, and inflammation within days of treatment.

And to keep your skin fresh and hydrated, we love the Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask by COSRX. It is super gentle on your skin, and all you have to do is put it on before bed. It is especially great to use while spending a lot of time in the sun or in dry climates. 

There is a reason why everyone loves Philosophy. Our favorite scent is the amazing grace ballet rose. It is the perfect blend of feminine and fresh, and you can wear it for any occasion- day or night! The best part is that you can get an eau de toilette 0.5 oz size that is ideal for travel.

If you are going somewhere warm and sunny, these items are definitely a must! Let's start with SPF. Make sure you have some for your face, body, and lips! We recommend this easy travel kit by one of our favorite sun protection brands Coola. It comes with everything you'll need for a sunny getaway: sunscreen for your face, a spray version for your body, lip balm with SPF, and an after sun lotion. They all come in TSA-approved sizes for easy travel. Plus, every Coola product is free of parabens, paba and phthalates.

And if you're having fun in the sun, then chances are you'll need a classic, sexy swimsuit to pack in your bag. Monday Swimwear has a great selection of classic cuts that will flatter almost every body type. To compliment this little black swimsuit, you can never go wrong with a versatile linen button down shirt. It can double as a classic swim cover up, and is in style no matter where you travel.