Getting married in your local venue is a safe choice. If you’re someone who likes to do things differently, then getting married abroad at an exotic location is a perfect idea. The resort there can take care of decorations and catering. Your job is to show up, be flawless, happy and in love. But before you go, here are all the important items you’ll need to bring with you:

Your wedding attire

Whether you’re going for a classic wedding dress or something more unconventional, this one is a must. There are plenty of outfits to choose from, so let your imagination run wild. From a romantic boho dress to an elegant white suit – it’s your special day and you should wear what you want, not what others tell you to.

Hair tools and accessories

Every bride needs her hairstyle to be perfect and for perfect hair, you need a hair straightener or a curling iron. Also, add hair cosmetics to the list: gels, creams and hairspray. In case you don’t know how to style your hair, ask someone for help. If you prefer accessories over complicated hairstyles, there are many different style choices to choose from.

Comfortable slippers

Some brides dream of getting married in high heels. Others prefer doing it barefoot. With a destination wedding, you can wear whatever you like but’s important to pack a pair of comfy flip-flops or any other kind of slippers. You need something practical and light to wear while you get ready.

Your favourite music

There’s no perfect wedding without great music, and the best way to be sure that you’ll have your fave music at your wedding is to bring it yourself. So load up your iPod/external hard drive with all the tunes you love and get that party started. Only remember to diversify the playlist so all the guests will have a go at the dance floor! Yes, even your weird uncle who likes dancing to Rick Astley!

A bathing suit or two

In case you’re getting married somewhere hot, you’ll need some cute beachwear. Choosing the right bathing suit can be a challenge, but don’t get stressed. Just pick something in what you feel sexy and comfortable at the same time. Opting for a gorgeous one piece swimsuit is a good idea since they’re back in fashion and with a good model you’ll hide the imperfections and emphasise those beautiful curves!

First aid kit

Nobody likes to think about injuries while on vacation, let alone wedding vacation. Still, it’s necessary to pack at least the essentials like pain-relievers, plasters, rubbing alcohol and bandages. Also, prepare travel health insurance, so in case something more serious happens, you and your baby will be covered.

Sunscreen and a moisturiser

Everyone dreams of going on a tropical vacation, but nobody dreams about getting sunburnt. So, in order to have that flawless tan, pack quality sunscreen. Bear in mind that you should get the one with minimum SPF 15 but if you want to be safe, just use the SPF 30. And since you’re with your loved one, applying it on your back won’t be a problem!

Hat or a headscarf

After the wedding, you’ll probably want to relax on the beach, and there’s nothing better to keep you safe from heat than a lovely, stylish hat. If you’re not a fan of hats, go for a chic headscarf instead. There are many ways to wear it, so play in front of the mirror to find the style that works for you. Combined with the right pair of sunglasses, you’ll look like a supermodel!

Legal documents

Aside from passports and IDs, it’s important to make sure to have all the paperwork needed for the wedding ceremony abroad. Be sure to research international wedding laws so you’ll be fully prepared. It would be best to contact the embassy of the destination country before you board the plane. That’s how you’ll know what documents you’ll need to provide when you arrive.

Good vibes

Many brides-to-be get caught up with tiny details that they forget to see the bigger picture. There are chances that you’ll get a little jittery as the day comes closer. Now, you don’t have to panic. You already have your baby and your friends and family with you. Plus, you’re getting whisked off to a fabulous location to exchange vows with the one you love, so enjoy it!