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Heading to a weekend wedding? Try this minimalist packing hack

Traveling for a wedding can feel overwhelming — so many events, so little room in the suitcase! Here's an easy packing list to follow.
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Traveling for an occasion can feel overwhelming — so many events, so little space in the suitcase! But you can actually boil down all you need for a three-day celebration into just over a dozen pieces. Simply mix and match all weekend long to create foolproof outfits for both day and night.

We’ll show you a simple formula for packing exactly what you need while still leaving plenty of room for souvenirs and wedding favors.

Friday travel attire

Start with a jumpsuit (or knit maxi dress for easier bathroom access) and comfortable flats. Then layer on a chambray shirt and lightweight scarf, and carry an oversized tote for all the items you’ll need in-flight. This comfortable ensemble can take you to any destination with ease!

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Tote: Jessica Simpson Payton Tote, $81

Scarf: H&M Pleated Scarf, $15

Jumpsuit: Glamorous Paisley Jumpsuit, $57

Flats: Zara Printed Leather Espadrilles, $40

Denim Shirt: J. Crew Chambray Shirt, $78

Friday night rehearsal dinner

Impress from the get-go with a trendy skirt-and-tank combo, topped by an all-occasion blazer. Punctuate with sleek sandals, a clutch and graphic jewelry for an outfit that’s both simple and stylish.

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Blazer: Mango Crepe Blazer, $40

Heels: & Other Stories Raw Welt Sandals, $100

Skirt: Topshop Textured Stripe Tube Skirt, $45

Tank: Kain Marlon Cropped Tassel-Embellished Top, $60

Necklace: Jules Smith Double Bar Necklace, $65

Bag: Milk It Suede Tan Clutch Bag, $45

Saturday afternoon sightseeing

Comfort is key when pounding the pavement of a new destination. Roll up the sleeves of your chambray shirt, pair with your skirt from the night before, grab your tote and slip into your flats. You’ll be ready to explore the town in an outfit worthy of a street-style snap (or at least a stylish selfie)!

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Saturday night wedding

It’s okay to pack stand-alone pieces for the big day — after all, it's why you traveled! Up the ante on your wedding look with a bright dress that flatters your skin tone. Bonus points for embellishments, lace or an unexpected silhouette. Wear your scarf as a shawl for the over-active air conditioning (or to cover your shoulders in a religious service). Pile on a few eye-catching metallic accessories and jewelry and you'll be ready to go!

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Dress: ASOS Collection Premium Dress With Lace Applique, $127

Scarf: H&M Pleated Scarf, $15

Heels: Chinese Laundry Lilliana Shoes, $70

Earrings: BaubleBar Tanzanite Warrior Fringe Ear Jackets, $32

Bag: Mango Geometric Clutch, $35

Sunday brunch and travel home

Look put-together for brunch in your jumpsuit, blazer, sandals, clutch and graphic jewelry. Before you head out to the airport, feel free to swap out your sandals and clutch for flats and a tote — and keep your scarf handy in case of fickle in-flight temperatures. See you on the other side!

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