Destination weddings have plenty of perks — beautiful scenery, greater intimacy, a feeling of once-in-a-lifetime-adventure, and the location often doubles as the perfect honeymoon spot!

But destination weddings also come with a few extra planning requirements….. Like packing, packing, and more packing.

Whether you’re tying the knot just a quick 2 hour drive away or flying halfway across the world, you’ll need to be sure to bring everything you will need for your big day. You won’t have a chance to run back home and get anything once you leave, so it’s essential that you make your list and check it twice (or more).

I’ve put together a must-have destination wedding packing checklist printable to get you started. Feel free to add any items that are unique to your wedding, then keep it close in the days leading up to your departure. With some careful planning, you can make sure you’ve got everything you need!

Note: I have not listed out every article of clothing you may need for the trip, since there are so many different destinations, trip lengths, and style preferences. I highly recommend making a separate list of clothing items you’ll need beyond the actual wedding and reception. To make the best use of your coveted luggage space, consider packing a remixable capsule wardrobe.