Wedding weekend what to pack 3

So with my very own weekend wedding just weeks away, my checklist starts to dwindle and then adds right back up. Today, it's time to make a list that encompasses every wedding weekend {if you are having a winter wedding in Colorado then this certainly isn't the post for you}. Since I happen to be getting married in Mexico and in Mexico’s wine country this list should be helpful for all of our winery wedding couples as well as our destination wedding couples.

We have 3 days of festivities for our guests. Which include a welcome reception on Thursday, offsite rehearsal dinner on Friday, and the wedding on Saturday. We are offering wine tasting or golf as a day activity on Friday. I am not usually one to plan out my outfits, but you only get married once and this will be the one time in your life where you are the center of attention and all eyes are on you. In addition, it will take a bit of stress off you if you have it all mapped out.

For The Guests

wedding welcome bag

1. A weekend itinerary for all the rooms
2. Where to eat
3. What to do
4. Transportation details
5. A custom hashtag for your guests to share and capture
their perspective of your special weekend | day
6. A welcome gift or gift bag {we decided on a bottle of wine since
we will be getting married in wine country}
7. A custom canvas bag with snacks, water, hangover kits are
also a great idea.

{For all your weekend wedding welcome bag needs: Etsy and Custom Favors}

The Essentials (For Him and Her)

what to pack wedding weekend

* A new suitcase
* A backpack or overnight bag {for all of your important stuff}
* Marriage license {something to carry your license in}
* Undergarments
* Rings
* Camera or GoPro
* Meal Bars {because you will never have time to eat the amazing
food you spend weeks deciding on}
* Sunglasses
* Sunscreen {the last thing want is to burnt in your white dress}
* A workout outfit {getting some exercise the day of your wedding
will not only make you feel better but will make you look more        refreshed walking down the  aisle}
* A new pair of tennis shoes
* Wedding dress
* Wedding shoes
* Wedding jewelry
* Wedding hair accessories or vail
* Garter
* Passport + Case {if out of country}
* Groom suit
* Groom shoes
* Groom accessories {jewelry, cufflinks, etc.}

For The Weekend

For Her
Wedding Weekend Essentials

* A white swim suit {because you are the bride}
* A cute cover up
* Sandals
* Jewelry
* Casual cozy outfit for running around
* Hat
* Cute pajamas
* A sweater

Where to buy these packing essentials
Lspace Swimsuit , The Hat , Anthropologie Weekender Bag, Raiscase Fanny Pack, Toms Sunglasses, Free People Romper, Passport Case

For Him
Wedding Weekend what to wear him

* Stylish shoes
* Shortsbutton up solid shirt
* New swim trunks
* Sunglasses
* Fashionable bag
* Hat
{These items can also double up as honeymoon packing items}

Welcome Reception

* A cute but casual dress
* Simple jewelry

Rehearsal Dinner

For Her
* A cute white dress
* Shoes {boots, heels, sandals} whatever works with the dress
* Jewelry

For Him
* Button down long sleeve shirt {ours is a bbq theme so he will go        plaid}
* A nice pair of jeans
* Casual dress shoes or trendy tennis shoes

Wedding day

* Something to get ready in, preferably a robe or a boyfriend         cover up so you dont have to worry about messing up your hair        and make up
* If taking pictures before- a comfy pair of shoes because you will        be moving from location to location to take all photographs
* vows
* Any special mementos you want to wear, add to you bouquet or        ceremony
* Gifts for your bridal party


Photo Credit: lunaphoto

A little bit of Advice

If you plan out exactly what you are going to wear for each day, and each event then you save time and money and will avoid over packing. there is no reason to bring 10 dresses “just in case” Think about your schedule and your events and outline them all and start writing down exactly what you need. Then you can shop for the specific items you don't have rather than going out and buying a bunch of stuff you don't need.

Your Turn....

We want to hear from you, what is on your wedding weekend packing list?