While many weddings have been put on hold due to the difficulties of the coronavirus, it hopefully won’t be long before we’re all safely able to meet together again and celebrate the love of two people who’ve found each other. So when that time comes, it’ll be good to know how you can both look good and feel good at the festivities.
To help you with this, here are three packing tips to follow so you can ensure that you look great at any wedding you attend.
Pack Pieces Correctly
Packing for a wedding means you’re going to have to bring clothes that you might not pack for other occasions. Because of this, it’s important that you know how to best pack these formal pieces so they don’t look frumpy on the big day.
Ideally, formal clothes should be packed in a garment bag and folded or wrinkled as little as possible. For things like suit jackets or blazers, where there’s a lot of structure to the material, the editors of GQ advise only folding the suit in half lengthwise so you don’t mess with the structure of the shoulders. If the piece won’t fit in this way, try to pop the shoulders out before you fold it in half widthwise and then fold it again until it’s the size you need. This way, you should be able to avoid getting the jacket too wrinkled.
Bring Comfortable Shoes
While most people try to look their best when attending a wedding, you also don’t want to be trapped in clothes that look great but are horribly uncomfortable as you sit through hours of wedding ceremonies and reception festivities.
To find a happy balance here, Alice Prendergast, a contributor to WeddingWire.ca, advises that you do whatever it takes to keep your feet comfortable. If this means wearing comfortable shoes that may be a little less flattering, keep this option open. You can also try things like special insoles or switching shoes halfway through the day.
Expect The Unexpected
Because the clothes you wear to a wedding are likely some of the nicest and most expensive clothes you own, you don’t want to have to replace them in the event that something gets spilled or stained on them at the event.
To ensure that something like this doesn’t ruin your day, Jen Glantz, a contributor to Brides.com, recommends that you pack things like a mini steamer, a lint roller, and stain remover. With these items, you should be able to breathe life back into your clothes even if the unexpected should happen to them before the wedding is over.
If you have a wedding that you’ll be attending in the future, consider using the packing tips mentioned above to ensure that you have what you need to look great at the event.