Happy weekend fashionistas!
As we are gearing up to dive right into the wedding season, I thought why not to share wedding essentials as I travel to attend my friends wedding. I have four weddings to attend in the next three months which means about a dozen of different functions (mehndi, wedding and reception etc.) to attend so I had to put this list together to pack efficiently for all these upcoming weddings.
Our wedding celebrations are generally 2-3 days long with bunch of different events and they all involve fun, bright, colorful festivities and fashion. And only we girls know how much planning and prepping goes into looking the way we do. After all no one wants to look boring and bleh to attend such a fun and important day of our dear ones.
Well-organized packing for an wedding is no less than any accomplishment and I bet all of you ladies would second that. It’s not as simple as packing couple of shorts, dresses and a pair of sandals. We have all those heavy embroidered sarees/lehengas/kurtas, accessories, shoes, styling tools, makeups: the list goes on and on, but we can only pack stuffs that our carry-on luggage can hold! So lets get started with the handy wedding essential checklist/tips I have put together that may be useful for you while packing for a weeding gateway.
Tip No. 1: Make all your outfits ready: If you are buying or altering an old one, do it in advance. You don’t want to wait until the last minute and stress yourself checking DHL or UPS tracking number (assuming you are like myself who orders online most of the time). New rule alert: make sure you discuss your clothing choices with friends and family who are attending too. 😉 You MUST share what outfit are you planning to wear, who knows they may have planned to wear the exact same outfit that you are planning to wear!? Trust me this happens specially when you shop online! Unless you don’t mind looking like twins! 🙂 To keep everything in a safe side, it is always best to have a backup outfit ready. Not only for the same outfit issue, but also you never know what will go down once you reach the wedding destination.
Tip No. 2: Makeup and styling tools are equally important as the outfit for wedding events but they take so much space and weight in our luggage. We can’t just fit all those flat iron, blow dryer, curling wand etc. in your carry on. So, it’s best to coordinate with your friends before you pack any styling tools and decide who should bring what. For makeups, as you don’t want to share your concealer, foundation and brushes with your friends (don’t get me wrong, it’s for the hygiene), pack all the makeups essentials you need in a travel size makeup bag.
Tip No. 3: Always remember to pack your jewelries and other important accessories that you need to wear along with your traditional outfit. After all our weddings without jewelries and accessories do not sound right. Right? Pack something that goes with all the outfits or mix and match few different jewelries to create one unique set than can be worn with different events. For example: for a mehndi night, you don’t need to accessorize too much, so you can wear simple earrings and some bangles. But for the wedding day, you may want to wear your traditional necklace, bangles, bindi etc with the saree to complete the look. Pack everything you need in a jewelry box/pouch for an easy find.
Tip No. 4: Pack a comfortable shoes. If you are fortunate enough with the height, you don’t have to worry too much as you can still look great in saree/lehenga without wearing 6 inches stilettos. However, if you are like me, who has to wear heels, you are gone! Just kidding!!!! J Heels are totally a confidence booster (at least to me) and help instantly make any outfits look great. I know not everyone find it comfortable, and if you are one of them who doesn’t (like to) wear heels, it’s very important to find a pair that is comfortable yet goes with your colorful outfits. You can opt for some embellished wedges to make your day/night little bit easier without losing that glam factor.
Now that you have gathered all the things you need, make sure you pack everything in an organized way. For example: you may want to pack your shoes at the bottom of your carry on as you don’t need them until the last minute, or pack all your skincare/makeups and brushes at the very top as you may be needing them quite often. I usually pack each set of outfit in a transparent clothing cube to keep everything organized and avoid them getting tangled or ruined.
And take a mirror selfie once you are done which is totally a must 😉 Jking!
I hope you found this post helpful for any upcoming wedding trips that you may have planned.
Thank you so much for reading and happy styling!