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The Ultimate Destination Wedding Packing List for your Mexico Wedding

Are you preparing for a destination wedding and have you been searching for a destination wedding packing list? We have the only checklist you’ll need to make sure you don’t forget a thing for your Mexico destination wedding.



Whether you’re the one getting married, are in the wedding party, or are simply attending as a guest, our destination wedding packing list is a must to ensure you pack and take everything you need when traveling to Mexico, or any part of the world.


You’ve probably already figured that packing for a destination wedding is beyond packing for any other vacation, and it’s easy to get stressed out and forget some really critical items, especially when you have so many other things to worry about.


This is why we've included all the key items and everything else you will need when traveling abroad.


DESTINATION WEDDING PACKING LIST: THE ABSOLUTE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS

Flying away for a destination wedding, here are the most important items you want to make sure you have with you when you reach the airport.

  • Passports

  • Flight tickets/boarding passes

  • Visas (where necessary)

  • Vaccination records & health insurance cards (if applicable)

  • Cash (including exchanged currency) & credit cards

  • Copies of your birth certificates

  • Travel insurance & wedding insurance paperwork

  • Any marriage/legal documents

  • Hotel booking confirmation

  • Wedding Dress/Gown

  • Veil

  • Wedding tux/suit

  • Wedding Day Shoes

  • Wedding Rings

  • Jewelry

  • Emergency Kit

DESTINATION WEDDING PACKING LIST FOR THE BRIDE(S)

Key items for destination wedding bride’s to pack include;

  • Wedding dress

  • Veil

  • Wedding day shoes

  • Wedding day jewellery

  • Wedding day bag

  • Underwear including any support wear

  • Garter

  • Wedding day hair accessories (headband/headpiece, special pins or combs)

  • Getting ready robe or attire

  • Makeup

  • Perfume

  • Wedding night underwear

  • Vows

DESTINATION WEDDING PACKING LIST FOR THE GROOM(S)

Key items for destination wedding groom’s to pack include;

  • Wedding day attire and suit

  • Tie or bow tie

  • Cufflinks

  • Wedding day shoes and socks

  • Razor and shaving cream

  • Hair styling products

  • Cologne

  • Speech notes

  • Groom's Emergency Kit

  • Lint Roller

DESTINATION WEDDING PACKING LIST: BASICS

List of key things to have packed for a wedding abroad and what you want to ensure you have ready.

  • Biodegradable Sunscreen

  • Toothpaste & toothbrush

  • Deodorant

  • Comb/brush

  • Shaving cream

  • Razors

  • Nail filer/Emory board

  • Nail polish and remover

  • Sweater, light jacket, or wrap

  • Handbag

  • Swimsuit(s)

  • Beach towel

  • Reading glasses or Contact lenses

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun hat

  • Beach bag

  • Sandals

  • Flip Flops

  • Sleepwear

  • Underwear

  • Toiletries

  • Prescription medicine(s)

  • Safety pins

  • Travel sewing kit

  • Neck Wallet

DESTINATION WEDDING PACKING LIST: HAIR/MAKEUP

  • Inspiration print outs/photos if hiring a makeup artist and hair stylist

  • Makeup (blush, mascara, foundation, eyeliner, lipstick/gloss, eyeshadow, etc.)

  • Makeup brushes

  • Moisturizer, eye cream, etc..

  • Makeup remover

  • Facial cleanser

  • Hair gel

  • Hairspray

  • Hair straighteners

DESTINATION WEDDING PACKING LIST: ELECTRONICS

  • Phone

  • Phone charger

  • Camera and memory card

  • Camera charger

  • iPad or Kindle

  • Drone

  • Telcel SIM Card

DESTINATION WEDDING PACKING LIST: IMPORTANT PAPERWORK

You will need to take a selection of important information, paperwork, printed confirmation with you which will depend on where and how you are getting married. If you are legally marrying abroad ensure you or your planner has completed all of the necessary documentation before flying out and you have everything to hand including CNI’s when asked.

  • List of vendor contact details

  • Copy of venue and vendor contracts

  • Payment information for vendors

  • Wedding insurance

  • Copy of your birth certificate

  • Table plan print out for venue

  • Decor sketch to hand to venue/vendors

OTHER THINGS TO PACK

  • Groomsmen gifts

  • Bridesmaid’s gifts

  • Parent’s gifts

  • Wedding favors

  • Wedding stationery including orders of service, place names, seating plan, thank you cards

  • Guest book

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


WHAT NOT TO TAKE

Think seriously about what you are likely to wear and what you probably won’t, dress for the destination you are going to, don’t pack bulky towels and don’t take large unnecessary items such as hairdryers (which will most likely be available in your hotel).


If you are hiring a makeup artist, it’s likely you won’t need to pack your entire makeup bag just a few touch up items.


Make sure your liquids are securely packed, add tape to the top of bottles and keep in a sealed plastic bag, you don’t want them leaking all over your wedding clothes.


What to Consider Before Traveling for a Destination Wedding

With all the wedding stress, you don’t want any unexpected problems during travel or after you arrive. Check out the tips below to help you enjoy a relaxing destination wedding trip.

  1. Check with your cell phone provider before you leave to make sure you will still be able to use your phone in another country without any surprise charges.

  2. Leave copies of all your important documents at home with someone who is not traveling with you or just take photos of them and upload them to the cloud (Google Drive or iCloud, for example).

  3. Plan your destination wedding with a local wedding planner who is familiar with the area and its available vendors.

  4. Ask for help before you start to feel overwhelmed. Remember, your friends and family are there to support you.

Make Wedding Planning Simple with Charlie and Taylor Photography Contact Charlie and Taylor Photography for more information about having your destination wedding in Mexico. Let us help you document the wedding of your dreams.

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