It’s that time of year again….wedding season is upon us and that can only mean one thing…….sharing a weekend bag with The Boy! Don’t get me wrong, we could take 2 bags or the big suitcase…..but I have recently purchased a new car, and getting anything bigger than my handbag in the back is a bit of a struggle (what can I say……90% of the time it is just me and my bag anyway!).
Now don’t get me wrong, The Boy’s stuff does not take up a lot of room in a bag, but it does remove my option to take 3 extra outfit choices. So with that, I am forced to streamline my choices and make sure I still have everything I need.
So, let’s get into my top 5 tips on packing for a weekend wedding:
Do Venue Research:
Ok, I appreciate not everyone in the world has the type of anxiety I do, but I promise this is a good tip!
Doing venue research (either via Google or Instagram) can help you work out how far you may need to walk, which can help you pick your shoes. It can even, on some occasions, give you a hint on the sort of vibe your couple are going for, so you can avoid any outfit issues.
For the anxiety sufferers amongst us, the research can setting your mind as you will know where you are going and will ease off anything that may be brewing.
Make a list:
I can not say this enough: list making is the key to making sure you do not over pack.
As always I start out with an itinerary list, then breakdown the outfits I need for each event. From that you can make a packing list that will cover all you need for the weekend ahead.
Pack from your list:
From the beautiful list you made earlier, it’s time to pull everything out of your cupboards and drawers to make sure everything is there.
From the piles, I like to roll the outfits (including underwear) together to make sure they fit into the bag nicely but they also come out the other side of your journey wrinkle free.
When packing up after your amazing weekend celebrating your amazing friends and families happiness, it’s time to bring that list back out.
I like to make my tick box list multi functional, and tick clothes into the bag, and cross them out on the way back. This is the best way to avoid awkward calls and emails from hotels letting you know that you left your shoes in the wardrobe or a bra left in the bathroom!
So, that is how I prep to celebrate the joining together of 2 amazing people.
To the beautiful couple we helped celebrate last week: Congratulations to you both! May your life be filled with love, laughter, the smiles of you both and you beautiful son and nothing but positivity!
On that note, have a great weekend everyone xXx hugs and love xXx