06 January 2020

The invite came in the mail over a year ago. You planned the trip, booked the flights, and now it’s time to pack your bags for your friend’s tropical island destination wedding and the first thing you think is…

What will I wear all week?


Never fear, I’m here to give you a few tips to making the most of what you pack so you look amazing, yet feel even better when you hit that tropical island.

I used to be a serial over-packer. It’s true! Though over the last few years, I’ve put my own styling skills into practice, and now more mindful about what I’m packing – it’s all about pack less, wear more right?

So here are a few tips when packing your bags for that tropical island beach wedding, as well as some great ideas on where to find the beach necessities from NORTHLANDS right now.

  1. Give yourself enough time!

This might sound like a no-brainer, but if you’re packing the night before, that’s never going to end well! Do your research, know what you need to pack for all of the occasions and outings of your trip and go from there

  1. Write a list

Make sure the basics are covered (wedding attire, togs and enough undies are the most important things!). Write it all down in a list, and cross it off as you pack it.

  1. Plan outfits for days / events

This is a step further than the list. Work out what you’re going to wear each day, and of course for the BIG day, as well as any pre and post-wedding events. A walk-through if you will.

  1. Pack things that will serve multiple purposes.

Can you pack a skirt that will work beautifully with a lovely top for pre-wedding drinks, but also go on over your togs when sunning by the pool?

Have you got some shorts that can be dressed up with a pair of heels, but look just as great with a pair of jandals.

A kimono is always a good idea when travelling for a destination wedding. Good for wearing over togs, or over your shoulders at the wedding if the temps drop a little.

So to give you some extra motivation to nail that suitcase for your destination wedding holiday, here are some of my top beach wedding pieces from NORTHLANDS.

Max yellow maxi dress | Body Shop tinted lipbalm | Farmers togs | Lovisa L.O.V.E earrings | Colette woven clutch | Pagani dress | Just Jeans kimono | Overland Merchant 1948 sandals & heels | Lovisa pink drape necklace

If you are going to a wedding (or two), and looking for the perfect present, how about a Kiwi Property gift card? You can order them instantly to your email or theirs, and they can be used at over 800 stores across our 6 shopping centres nationwide. Click HERE to purchase – then grab some bubbles and toast the happy couple(s)!

Until Next Time, Happy Shopping!
Cait xoxo

Want more one-on-one help so are fashion ready to plunge into the fun at a tropical wedding? Book a talented stylist at Northlands for a KiwiStyle.