ShopVenture Blog - Wedding Series Part One: Destination Wedding

Wedding Series Part One: Destination Wedding

By Phoebe Waller
04 May 2016

Congratulations on your engagement! You’ve probably begun planning your dream wedding, which may include tying the knot abroad. Getting married somewhere exotic is incredibly exciting, but there are a few extra details you’ll have to take into consideration.

First of all, you’ll have to organize all of the legal proceedings and the nitty gritty details of your celebration. This might include flying over to view venues, discovering how to include your religion, or finding an English-speaking registrar. So this would be a great time to inform friends and family of your plans, and to work out travel arrangements.

When everything is tied up nicely at your location and your guests have received their invites, the next important step is figuring out what to take and how to transport everything.

Some airlines are pretty strict on baggage allowance so you might have to fork out for extra luggage. When embarking on any trip, the key is to pack light, which might seem impossible when you’re trying to plan a wedding.

Don’t fret though! Remember that you’ll likely be able to purchase most things when you arrive at your location, so make sure to focus on the essentials. Your venue may be able to take care of things like table decorations, the cake, and wedding favors, so if they have an all-inclusive package, opt for that. You’d probably end up spending a similar amount on shipping all your accessories over anyway. So here’s a selection of essentials for brides-to-be that will take you from your ceremony to the honeymoon. All you’ll have to think about is turning up on your big day!


The Makeup Kit

Make up kit

Waiting For Tonight, $30,

Instead of trying to cram all your makeup into your makeup bag and adding on precious weight to your allowance, invest in a makeup palette. This handy Nyx palette contains blushes, lip-glosses, concealers, and more, so you’ll have all of your bridal makeup sorted in one chic swoop.


The Light Weight Wedding Dress

Dress 2

Bianca Gown, $650,

Pick a charming, light weight wedding dress that will be easy to pack and a pleasure to wear. Contemplate the setting of your ceremony and choose a dress that you will feel equal parts beautiful and comfortable. This darling dress from Stone Cold Fox would suit a contemporary bride who fancies an ethereal vibe.


The Swimsuit


Asos Multiway Swimsuit, $57,

A white swimsuit stays true to the traditional bridal theme. This multiway style can be worn a number of ways, so you don’t have to pack a plethora of swimsuits. It’ll look like you’re wearing a different style every day with this clever one-piece!


The Towels


Mr. & Mrs. Beach Towel Set, $46.98,

Don’t forget your towels! These Mr. and Mrs. towels will make a great surprise for your new groom and they’ll look super cute on your sun loungers.


The Sleepwear


Abbey Kimono Ivory, $1,075,

The night of your wedding is incredibly special, so you’ll want to look and feel amazing. Please welcome luxury bridal sleepwear by Agent Provocateur. You’re sure to feel like Marilyn Monroe in this decadent, silk satin kimono. What you choose to wear underneath is entirely up to you.


The Wedding Essentials Pouch

Essentials bag

Charlotte Tilbury Printed Cotton-Canvas Cosmetics Case, $20,

Grab a glam beauty bag and fill it with all the essentials you’re sure to need. This might include: Safety pins, band aids, bobby pins, hair ties, plug adaptors, sunscreen, blotting papers, baby wipes, batteries, hairspray, and a miniature sewing kit. Cover all eventualities to put your mind at ease; you’ll have far more important things to be worrying about!


7. The Travel Accessories

Travel wallet

Smythson Croc-effect glossed-leather travel wallet and passport cover, $595,

Keep all of your important documents together with the assistance of this divine travel wallet and passport set. You’ll be jet setting in style, with not a care in the world. The main focus should be celebrating the love you share with your partner, because at the end of the day, that’s what your wedding is all about!