Essentials To Pack For A Beach Destination Wedding

The practice of hosting a destination wedding is taking everyone by storm. They are a convenient and trendy way of getting married, combining the scenic luxury of breathtaking views while reducing the burden of managing everything yourself. The beach is among the most popular and sought-after venues in destination weddings. The backdrop of the ocean waves crashing against the shore as you marry the love of your life is nothing less than dreamy and magical.

While wedding planners are trained to take care of every nook and cranny of your beach ceremony, there is a plethora of items one is expected to bring with themselves. Below is an exhaustive list of all necessary items divided into categories to help you be well-prepared for the D day. These items will not only fully prepare you for the wedding but also help you face the conditions of the beach. Whether you are the bride, groom, immediate family, or a guest, this list will come in handy for all.

Beach essentials

These items are suggested for taking along to the beach regardless of occasion.

  • Sunblock/SPF
  • Tissues/oil blotting papers
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Hand fan
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof phone case
  • Sunglasses

Outfits and attire

Of course, the attire for the ceremony is of utmost importance. However, you must also pack some other clothing items for your stay. Since destination weddings stretch over a period of days, you may have time to explore the beach and other surroundings. For this, you may consider bringing along:

  • Swimsuit
  • Loose T-shirts
  • Hats
  • Slippers or loafers
  • Bathing robes
  • Comfortable nightwear
  • Breathable innerwear

Travel requirements

Certain essentials you require to get to the wedding’s destination must be packed with great diligence.

  • Passport/visa details
  • Updated vaccination certifications
  • Verification ID
  • Health certificate
  • Plane tickets
  • Cash, cards, and online money
  • GPS
  • Booking information for your accommodation

Wedding-related paperwork (for the bride and groom)

While the wedding planners will have a copy, it is also recommended for the bride or groom or an immediate family member to carry along some essential paperwork, which includes:

  • Copies of the marriage certificate
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Wedding insurance details
  • Contact list of all vendors
  • Layout of the seating plan
  • Wedding itinerary
  • Final decoration plan
  • Receipts/bills of all wedding-related purchases

Hand luggage must-haves

Keeping these items at arm’s length helps you stay comfortable and safe throughout the travel as well as the wedding proceedings.

  • Phone
  • Portable charger/power bank
  • Camera
  • Travel-size sewing kit
  • Basic makeup for touch-up
  • Prescription medications
  • Comforters
  • Reading glasses/lenses
  • Hairbrush
  • Mini perfume
  • Safety pins
  • Pocket notepad and pen

Makeup related items

If you have hired a makeup artist, they will have all the necessary items to look after the beauty essentials. However, it is still recommended to carry certain basics as they may come in handy for any last-minute needs.

  • Primer
  • Makeup brush kit
  • Sweat-proof foundation, blush and highlighter
  • Compact powder
  • Smudge-free lipsticks and lip liners
  • Long-lasting eyeliner/mascara
  • Makeup setting spray
  • Cotton swabs
  • Facial cleanser
  • Moisturizer
  • Hair straightener or curling rod
  • Hair setting spray
  • Hair serum

Necessary toiletries

While hotel rooms have basic amenities available, it is advised to take along your own toiletries for added convenience.

  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Dental floss and mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clipper and filer
  • Night cream
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Feminine sanitary products
  • Lip balm
  • Eye mask
  • Razors
  • Shaving kit

Wedding ceremony essentials (for the bride and groom)

The couple is expected to carry certain items for the marriage officiating process and make it a wholesome affair.

  • Wedding rings
  • Vows
  • Garter
  • Veil
  • Bouquet
  • Cologne
  • Cuff links
  • Wedding footwear
  • Reception outfits

Special items for guests

The hosts must also carry certain items for their guests to offer a personalized touch.

  • Customized luggage tags
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Souvenirs for the wedding
  • Welcome kit in hotel rooms
  • Thank you notes
  • Gifts to hand out after the ceremony

Honeymoon items

Many couples fly out for their honeymoon trip right after the wedding ceremony. The following items are handy for all destination honeymoons, regardless of location.

  • Travel documents
  • Accommodation confirmation
  • Travel insurance
  • Exchanged currency
  • Maps or GPS
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Backpack
  • Camera/Handycam
  • Portable chargers


Make your beach wedding dream come true by having your ceremony with Belize Weddings. They are known for hosting destination weddingsat their properties, which offer one-of-a-kind views of the world’s most attractive beaches. They have a team working dedicatedly to curate the wedding you envision. From the venue to catering to photography to the moment you say “I do,” they will be by your side to offer you the best memories of your marital celebrations. Their properties are also popular stops for destination honeymoonsas they offer a wide range of activities and pampering sessions to help you unwind and spend quality time. You can visit Belize Weddings to learn more.

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