You had the 'Save The Date' and marked it on your calendar right away, eagerly waiting for the wedding to come. And now the full invitation arrives... But wait! It's a destination wedding?! Now you don't seem so sure. On the one hand, it's an amazing opportunity to spend a few days in another part of the world and get a vacation out of it, but on the other, there's so much more to plan and think of. We thought we'd help you figure out what to pack at least. We picked five popular wedding destinations and came up with some ideas for what to wear. You can thank us later!
It's no surprise that Caribbean islands are among the most popular destinations for a wedding abroad. With bright sun, white sand and turquoise water they provide a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and a relaxed vacation vibe for the guests. See here, if you need proof. Count yourself very lucky if you received an invitation to a wedding in this part of the world. But what to pack, you ask?
For the big day: Choose a fun and flirty cocktail dress as the atmosphere at the wedding ceremony is most likely to be relaxed. We recommend light colors and ruffles, like the Sophia dress.
For the rest of your time there: Pack at least a couple of swimsuits and a few beach cover-ups as will most likely spend all of your time at the beach.
Italy is probably one of the most romantic and popular places to get married in the world. There are so many stunning locations, from rustic Tuscany to historic Venice. We love this chic wedding example in particular. If you are attending a wedding in Italy, not only will you get to celebrate love but also discover one of the richest cultures in the world. Here are our suggestions for your packing list:
For the big day: A wedding in Italy will most likely be simple yet chic. Take a cue from the infinitely stylish Italian women and choose an embroidered cotton dress for staying cool in the heat yet looking effortlessly chic. Our top pick - Peyton dress in Periwinkle.
For the rest of your time there: Pack a few more cotton sundresses, wedge espadrilles and a basket bag for strolling around pretty cobbled streets and sipping coffee in cute Italian cafes.
Those looking for a unique and poetic destination for their wedding often choose Ireland with its wild scenery and historic castles. This beautiful wedding is a great example. If you have a wedding coming up there be prepared to be blown away by the island's unruly beauty. Pack wisely though, the weather there is famously predictable - it will be raining at some point.
For the big day: The setting of a medieval castle makes for a more formal occasion. Choose darker, moody colors and classic silhouettes. We recommend the Faye dress in Navy. Dress it up with high heels and statement earrings.
For the rest of your time there: Make sure to pack some light layers for chilly evenings as well as a pair of comfortable shoes and a raincoat for long country walks.
South Africa is another popular destination wedding choice for those who want a breathtakingly beautiful setting. From wild beaches to magnificent canyons, there are almost too many beautiful places to see. Expect exotic nature and luxurious accommodation, something like this. Here's what to consider when you pack:
For the big day: A stylish number that's right on trend as other attendees will most likely be a fashionable bunch. Trust us, you can't go wrong with our Scarlett dress in Red. It's made of cotton lace lined with 100% rayon for keeping cool in the heat, so you will not only turn heads but feel comfortable too.
For the rest of your time there: Pack easy cotton t-shirts and denim shorts for safaris and light silk dresses for al fresco dinners.
Destination weddings in Thailand are becoming more and more popular and we are not surprised. With lush mountains, beautiful beaches and chilled atmosphere it's perfect for those who want a great party vibe at their wedding. Just look at this one. If you get invited to a wedding in Thailand, we are certain you'll have a great time. Here's what to pack:
For the big day: It will be hot and humid so make sure to choose light fabrics and nothing too tight-fitting. Keep it fun and flirty with a deep V-neck and ruffles. The Amelia dress from our latest collection is a perfect choice.
For the rest of your time there: At least a couple swimsuits are necessary as you will be spending a lot of the time on the beach but pack your workout kit as well - there are loads of hiking opportunities.