Being invited to a beach wedding is always one fun vacay! Combining the exciting elements of both the wedding and the holiday, you’re bound to have a ball! Besides carrying all your beachy stuff, you’re also going to be attending functions, and thus, it’s important to pack wisely. Afterall, you need to take into consideration all that sand and humidity. Here are the the must-haves that need to make it to your suitcase when heading out for a beach wedding!
1. Lots Of Sunscreen!
It’ll be a two-three day event at least, and you don’t want to get tanned on the first day itself. Prepare in advance and embalm yourself in some powerful SPF to start with, and apply it every time before your makeup regime too. POPxo Recommends: Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock (Rs 499)
2. Wedge Heels Only Please
Skip the stilettos and only pack one or two wedge heels to prevent any discomfort due to heels sinking into the sand with every step you take. It’s the wisest call. Better still, only pack a few flats and slip-ons for maximum comfort. POPxo Recommends: Two Part Knot Strap Wedges (Rs 1,895)
3. Try To Wear Outfits That Don’t Sweep The Floor
The last thing you want is that your ornate outfits brush against the coarse sand and get ruined. Instead, wear ankle-length pants with anarkalis and if you’re wearing a saree, tuck it in higher than you normally would. This will also help you to walk with a polished stance rather than looking clumsy as you handle your floor-length, flowy clothes on the beach. POPxo Recommends: Anarkali Kurta With Dhoti Pants (Rs 2,499)
4. Lots Of Beachy Clothes To Change After
Don’t forget to pack a few shorts and cotton tees along with sarongs to accompany you during the intervals between the events. Trust me, you’ll definitely find time to go take a dip in the sea or just walk around too. Pack extra undies too.
It’s going to be humid weather, ladies. If your hair tends to get frizzy, make sure to carry the appropriate serum and also some hair spray to keep your hair in place while it’s battling the breeze at the beach. POPxo Recommends: BBlunt Climate Control Anti-Frizz Leave-In Cream (Rs 238)
6. Lighter Fabrics For The Win
You might sweat while the ceremony is taking place, thus it’s best to pick lighter fabrics and avoid synthetic ones that make it uncomfortable to breathe in. Avoid darker colours and go for fresh, pastel and bright hues to look like a fashionista.POPxo Recommends: Chique Pink Printed Shift Dress (Rs 3,800)
7. Swimsuit & Floppy Hat - Check!
Pack one or two swimsuits that you could wear under your outfit at the poolside party. Chances are that you’ll definitely feel like taking a dip while you are there. Top it up with a nice floppy hat that suits the mood. POPxo Recommends: Pretty Secrets Colour Block Swimsuit (Rs 1,499)
8. Comfortable Flip-Flops For The Beach!
Switch from your heels to casual flip-flops while you are at the beach. This is almost a mandate. Get comfy and let loose, ladies.
When you’re getting ready, make sure to apply a good layer of setting powder so that your makeup doesn’t get ruined while you are at the beach. The moisture in the air is high and will lead to excessive sweating. This powder to keep it all intact.POPxo Recommends: Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder (Rs 3,300)
10. A Light Cardigan Or Stole!
It does tend to get a bit chilly in the evenings at many beach destinations. So, carrying along a basic coloured stole or cardigan isn’t a bad idea, we would say. You can enjoy your breezy 4 am walk at the beach that way, without getting goosebumps. POPxo Recommends: Coolthreads Off-White & Blue Floral Print Stole (Rs 211)
11. Carry Little Elements To Set The Mood!
From a string of pearls to a pair of shell earrings to a pretty choker. And perhaps some flowers in your hair and a fresh floral perfume. These are tiny elements to elevate the festive mood while you are at a wedding on the beach. And don’t forget those stylish sunglasses, of course! POPxo Recommends: Blueberry Layered Pearl Chain Choker (Rs 799)And now you’re all set for that beach wedding!